Students quit classroom for great outdoors

by Bethany Hiatt, Education Editor

Thousands of schoolchildren are abandoning their classrooms today to promote the benefits of learning outdoors.

About 200 WA primary schools have signed up to hold lessons outside to mark International Outdoor Classroom Day.

Nature Play WA chief executive Griffin Longley said the event aimed to inspire teachers to make outdoor lessons a regular part of every school day.

“We know that kids learn better when they’re outside and having experiences, not just being told things,” he said.

“A growing number of schools are trying to find ways to incorporate that.”

Read the full story at The West Australian

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