Quiet Gardens exist in many settings, including schools, and we work to encourage schools to provide outdoor space for children’s, and teachers, learning and wellbeing. So we are delighted to support Outdoor Classroom Day, which is a global campaign to inspire and celebrate outdoor learning and play.
Outdoor Classroom Day usually happens twice a year in November and May. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outside and prioritise playtime. As well as having fun, they will show how important and easy it is to give children more time outdoors.
In the UK and Ireland Outdoor Classroom Day will be on 1 November 2018. There will be a second opportunity to take part on 23 May 2019.
When teachers take children outdoors, whether it is for a lesson or for time in a quiet space, they report some powerful impacts: children’s behaviour improves; whole classes are excited to learn; and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment.
Contact us to find out more about our work with schools, and share details of Outdoor Classroom Day with teachers and schools you are connected with.
Find out more about Outdoor Classroom Day at www.outdoorclassroomday.org.uk