Get Ready: May 18 is Outdoor Clasroom Day

Now here is a day that every child and teacher should take part in: Outdoor Classroom Day, which will take place on May 18.

It will be celebrated internationally. Over 350,000 students have already signed up.

Outdoor Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On Thursday 18 May 2017, thousands of schools around the world 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.

No one seems to be making a buck on this idea; it is wholesome and good for everyone.

It is a welcome change from testing and test prep.

Strike a blow for play and exploration of nature.

from novemoore http://ift.tt/2p596fC

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