Primary schools across Mandurah take their learning outdoors

Eight Mandurah primary schools packed up their books and took their learning into the sunshine last week for national Outdoor Classroom Day.

More than 1000 students took part across the Peel region as part of the global movement to improve children’s health, well-being and academic progress through outside learning and play.

Nature Play WA CEO Griffin Longley said finding ways to increase the time kids spend outdoors was becoming increasingly important.

“Modern children spend more time indoors than any other generation in history,” he said.

“But the pendulum is starting to swing back to a more balanced experience of childhood, with more than 2,000 Australian schools and early learning centres getting involved in Outdoor Classroom Day.

“It’s is a chance to celebrate and inspire outdoor play and learning in our schools so it can become part of every day in the future.”

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