Thursday May 23rd 2019 was global Outdoor Classroom Day. This day was celebrated by thousands of children all over the world by getting outside and using the outdoors for education and learning.
At Skern Lodge we were lucky to have four primary schools attending their week long residential. These pupils not only benefited from being outside the classroom, but undertaking a great week of exciting activities. Each school received a certificate to mark the day to take back to school.
The Outdoor Classroom Day website states that when teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment. When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.
1. BETTER SOCIAL SKILLS
2. ENHANCED PROBLEM SOLVING
3. TEAM WORKING SKILLS
4. SERIOUSLY FUN!!
Find out more about this day and the second day planned for 7th November. https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/