Outdoor Classroom Day
As part of our theme for the academic year, “Beyond the Classroom”, Primary School celebrated “Outdoor Classroom Day” on 10th November.
“Outdoor Classroom Day” is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with what they learn and leads to a better connection with nature. It also creates lasting memories, provides more opportunities to think independently and gets children to feel challenged and excited by learning. Play not only teaches critical life skills, such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but it is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.
The main focus of the day was on enjoyable and eye-opening activities like bubble-chasing, water play, bear hunts, games, free drawing, studying fossils and aliens and looking at the world from a new perspective. Our pupils also learned about Greek dancing, geometry, ancient Greek theatre and music, while others recycled bird feeders, planted trees or developed an awareness of how to take better care of the playground environment.
The children and their teachers thoroughly enjoyed the day and, as one pupil in Year 1 stated, it was “busy and fun.”