How to film your day outdoors

Children are tricky animals to film! They are fast moving, noisy and unpredictable, especially when they’re in the middle of their Outdoor Classroom Day activities. Capturing your Outdoor Classroom Day on film is a great way to celebrate what you did and demonstrate the impact getting outdoors has on children.

To help you make an amazing film, we’ve worked with filmmaker David Bond to produce this ‘How to film your day outdoors’ video. In it, David shares ten of his top tips to help you capture those special moments throughout your day.

As well as being a wonderful keepsake for you and your students, you could use your film to:

  • Share your experiences with colleagues.
  • Inspire other teachers to get outdoors.
  • Show parents how your school is making sure their children experience the many befits of outdoor learning and play.
  • Demonstrate impact to head teachers and other decision-makers and make the case for outdoor learning and play every day.

 

You can download the top ten tips to film your Outdoor Classroom Day and take it with you when you go outdoors!

Example questions to ask children:

  1. How much fun are you having, from one to ten?
  2. What’s the best thing about Outdoor Classroom Day?
  3. How does being outdoors make you feel?
  4. What are your favourite outdoor games?
  5. This just looks like fun, are you actually learning anything?
  6. What’s going on here?
  7. Do you like getting muddy?
  8. What else would you like to do?
  9. Do you want to have Outdoor Classroom Day again? When? Why?
  10. If you had more time to play every day what would that be like?

 

Be part of the bigger picture

Remember to share your film on social media to inspire others using the #OutdoorClassroomDay hashtag!

 

Permission forms

As you will know, we need permission from parents and guardians to share films of children.

You will probably have your own photography policy in place at your school. If you don’t already have permissions in place, here is a template letter and consent form you can use to send to parents of the children participating before your Outdoor Classroom Day activity. There’s no need to send this to us, just keep it for your records.

Now get outdoors and capture your adventure

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Thanks for joining the movement we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂 Check out the resources tabs for ideas for the day – and to make learning and play part of every day!

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Thanks for joining the movement, we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂

Thank you for supporting Outdoor Classroom Day!

We’ll send you a newsletter shortly. Time to play is critical for every child – share your moments with us by tagging #OutdoorClassroomDay and make every day a day to learn and play outdoors!

Wohoo! Top marks for signing up!!!

Thanks for joining the movement, we can’t wait to see what you get up to on the day! Please share this with your colleagues and friends to help us make it possible for every child to get outdoors to learn and play every day 🙂

Thank you for supporting Outdoor Classroom Day!

We’ll send you a newsletter shortly. Time to play is critical for every child – share your moments with us by tagging #OutdoorClassroomDay and make every day a day to learn and play outdoors!

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