Sign up to put your school on the 2017 map and join the global movement!
Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime.
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.
It’s easy to get involved and there is something everyone can do!
If you’re a teacher and new to outdoor learning, why not use Outdoor Classroom Day to try it out? Or, if you’re an outdoor learning pro, use the day to celebrate what you’re doing already 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 and encourage them to get involved. Think about how you can spend more time outdoors as a family too and inspire other parents to do the same.
If you work for an organisation that cares about children, nature, education or the environment, speak to us about how you can get involved. Are you an NGO that could lead the campaign in your country? We’d love to hear from you.
So that countries can participate on a day that suits their climate and fits with their school term times, the global campaign has three key dates in 2017 — 18 May, 7 September and 12 October. Sign up and help us build a movement that gets children outdoors to learn and play every day!
“74% OF CHILDREN SPEND LESS TIME OUTDOORS THAN THE 60 MINUTES RECOMMENDED FOR PRISON INMATES. LET'S FIX THIS.”
Edelman Berland for Unilever, 2016
If you have any questions, want to tell us about your Outdoor Classroom Day plans, or have resources to share, we’d love to hear from you. Use the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
For further information and to arrange an interview with a spokesperson, please contact Claire on +44 7931 424416.
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