Outdoor Classroom Day is returning on Thursday 1 November and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Following a record 2,612 schools and nearly 350,000 children taking part across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) in May, schools are being challenged once more to take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime.
The international initiative acts as a catalyst to inspire more time outdoors on a daily basis. Fundamentally, its long-term aims include for children to have access to 90 minutes of playtime at school every day.
Speaking of November’s campaign, Carley Sefton – CEO of Learning through Landscapes – said:
This November’s campaign will centre on the benefit of risky play and learning in school grounds and outdoor spaces, focussing on the impact an individual’s actions can have on our environment.
Cath Prisk, Global Partnerships Director at Project Dirt, said:
Schools on half term on 1 November are encouraged to register and go outdoors on a day that suits them. Parents and supporters can also sign up to show their support. Together we can make outdoor play and learning part of every day for every child.
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