Outdoor
Classroom Day
UK & Ireland

18 May 2017  

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THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY MAP

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1,097,654

Children involved globally so far

9,756

Schools involved around the world!

487,080

Children involved in the UK so far

What is Outdoor Classroom Day?

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.

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 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.

If you work for an organisation that cares about children, nature, education or the environment, speak to us about how you can get involved.

There are lots of resources, including advice, guidance and lesson plans, to help get you started. Sign up below to take part and help us build a movement that gets children outdoors to learn and play every day!

Get Involved

  • 1. Sign up your
    class or school
  • 2. Check out our
    resources & share yours
  • 3. Take your class
    outdoors on the day!
  • 4. Share your
    experiences with us!

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74% OF UK CHILDREN SPEND LESS TIME OUTDOORS THAN THE 60 MINUTES RECOMMENDED FOR PRISON INMATES. LET'S FIX THIS.

Edelman Berland for Unilever, 2016

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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.

 



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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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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!