Dry Weather forecast for Empty Classroom Day

15th June 2016

Good news, looking at BBC weather we are due for a mainly dry day all over the country, so teachers will be able to take their classes out for one lesson on Friday 17 June 2016. Why not have a look to see what the forecast for your area is for the day . It looks like it is going to stay dry in Aberdeen, Newcastle and Sutton Coldfield and there is even some sun forecast for the lucky schools in Bristol; unfortunately there is a spot of rain forecast for midday in Liskard down in Cornwall, though it will be sunny afterwards.

Fingers crossed that the weather stays dry where you are, we have in the past joked that the day could be called “Bring your wellies to school day”, as the weather is so unpredictable even in the summer term. We remember the first ever Empty Classroom Day’s back in 2012, we had torrential rain all over London (where the day started), and schools split 50/50 from those who still went outside with brollies and rain coats, and those who postponed their plans until the rain stopped. If it rains where you are let us know what you decide to do on the day, but remember this is all part of the experience of learning and playing outside that we are celebrating, let’s try and embrace the Great British weather if possible.

Lots of schools still haven’t finished planning what they are going to do on Friday, so see below some ideas from schools who have signed up last couple of days with good ideas;

Griffin Primary School in Hull, are letting each class choose one activity from an activity bank of ideas to do on the day; https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk/resources/lesson-ideas/ so they might be following insects, making a moustache with natural materials they find or something else altogether.

Harrysmuir Primary School in West Lothian is getting the whole school to play a football match and some students are going to play netball too. There are also plans for a playground scavenger hunt and Golden Time outside.

Marine Academy Primary in Plymouth who are doing Empty Classroom Day for the second year in a row and are keen to make sure this year is bigger and better than ever before so they are having a fire in their fire pit with marshmallows and hot chocolates, planting, slacklining (tight rope walking to the more old fashioned among us), are going to have a giant buzz wire, caving with a mobile cave and are still coming up with more activities.

So fingers crossed the weather is good for all of us.

 

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