Outdoor Classroom Day

7th September 2017

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What is Outdoor Classroom Day?

Outdoor Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On Thursday 7 September 2017, thousands of schools around the world will take lessons outside and prioritise playtime.

Why? 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? Or, if you’re an outdoor learning pro, use the day to celebrate what you do 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. Ask them how they will get involved and offer to help out on the day if they need a bit of extra support.

If you work for an organisation that cares about children, nature, education or the environment, speak to us about how you can get involved.

There are lots of resources, including advice, guidance and lesson plans, to help get you started. Sign up below to take part and help us build a movement that gets children outdoors to learn and play every day!

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