Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play! In 2018, on Thursday November 1st, join Nature Play and thousands of schools around Australia by taking lessons outside and prioritising playtime.
Outdoor Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On Thursday 1 November 2018, thousands of schools around Australia 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. With increasing pressures on childhood, children today are too often overprotected, overscheduled, and overly attached to screens, which is why it’s more crucial than ever before to help get children outdoors.
It’s easy to get involved and there is something everyone can do!
If you’re a teacher, educator or school administrator and new to outdoor learning, why not use Outdoor Classroom Day to try it out? Or, if you’re already involved in outdoor learning, 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.
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The campaign is led globally by Project Dirt and supported by Unilever’s Dirt is Good brands. Nature Play WA and our sister organisations are proudly leading the campaign in Australia! Play for today, prepared for tomorrow.