Outdoor Classroom Day 2019
Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime.
In 2018, over 3.5 million children worldwide took part, over 300,000 of those were in Australia.
Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.
It’s easy to get involved and there is something everyone can do:
If you’re a teacher and new to outdoor learning, why not use Outdoor Classroom Day to try it out? If you already get outdoors regularly, use the day to celebrate what you’re doing and inspire other teachers around the world to join in.
If you’re a parent, talk to your child’s school about the importance of outdoor learning and play and encourage them to get involved. Think about how you can spend more time outdoors as a family too and inspire other parents to do the same.
If you work for an organisation that cares about children, nature, education or the environment, speak to Outdoor Classroom Day organisers about how you can get involved. They’re always looking for partners to help spread the message far and wide.
The next Outdoor Classroom Day is on Thursday 7 November 2019. Sign up below and help build a movement that gets children everywhere outdoors to play and learn every day!
If you’re unsure what to do on Outdoor Classroom Day you can find a wide range of resources that aim to inspire and help plan for the day on the Outdoor Classroom Day website. There are books, lesson ideas and printable materials. Click here to view the Resources page
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Outdoor Classroom Day website.
What: Outdoor Classroom Day
When: Thursday 7 November 2019
Where: Schools Australia Wide
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: Outdoor Classroom Day Australia Facebook page
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