Muddy Hands Australia Report

Australian primary schools are leading the way on outdoor learning and play!

This new report, written to support Australia’s Outdoor Classroom Day this 1st November, sets out not only a snapshot report on how much more playtime Australian children are getting compared to everyone else, but also an overview of why outdoor learning and play is so very important…

Getting outdoors means

  • Better learning, across the board
  • Benefits that last beyond early education
  • Outdoor play gets kids more active…
  • …and boosts mental health
  • Getting outdoors connects us to the places we live and the environments we will want to protect

 

Read the report for all the examples from literature from across Australia and around the world. This is why almost all (97% or more) Australian teachers think playing outdoors develops key skills for life, and that it makes children happier.

After getting involved in Outdoor Classroom Day we are now seeing more playtime and more outdoor learning in the schools involved:

  • 22% of primary schools worldwide, and 18% in Australia, have increased playtime since taking part in Outdoor Classroom Day
  • 33% of Australian schools (44% around the world) have increased the frequency of outdoor learning

 

Where schools champion outdoor learning and play, that gives parents and the wider community more impetus to really make getting outdoors part of every child’s every day. This report seeks to give schools – and parents and the wider establishment – the evidence for why outdoor learning and play should be part of every day. This isn’t a side-topic. It’s not a ‘nice to have’ or a prize after a long week. Getting outdoors to learn and to play is simply an essential part of every day for every child everywhere.

Download the full reportMuddy Hands Australia Report

 

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Thanks for joining the movement, we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂

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Time to play is critical for every child – share your moments with us by tagging #OutdoorClassroomDay and make every day a day to learn and play outdoors!