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.
If you’re an educator 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.
The campaign is led globally by Project Dirt and supported by Unilever’s Dirt is Good brands. Nature Play Australia are proudly leading the campaign in Australia! Play for today, prepared for tomorrow.