Created for Schools by Schools
Empty Classroom Day: A day to celebrate and promote learning outside the classroom.
22nd April 2015
Outdoor learning creates a stimulating environment for children and adults alike, with benefits to health such as enhanced social skills, increased physical health and huge SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural) development opportunities. Pupils can extend their personal horizons through greater appreciation and understanding of the world and its peoples around them, and gain an understanding of the need for sustainable relationships between people and their environment. On a more hands-on level, outdoor learning enhances practical problem solving and team work skills, and teaches life skills such as food production and habitat maintenance.