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Outdoor Classroom Day

1 November 2018

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Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play.

On Outdoor Classroom Day schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. 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.

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.

The UK and Ireland campaign has two dates in 2018 for Outdoor Classroom Day: Thursday 17 May and Thursday 1 November. You can find out more, explore what other schools are doing, and download or share resources, at the Outdoor Classroom Day website.

Check out resources in our database on the topic of Play and toys or Environment.

To put a global ‘spin’ on your Outdoor Classroom Day activities, why not take your World’s Largest Lesson outdoors and teach about the Global Goals? Check out the World’s Largest Lesson website for ideas and inspiration.


1 November 2018
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