Preparatory boys embrace nature’s outdoor classroom
Published on: 8 November 2018
Boys from Pre-Primary to Year 2 recently took part in Outdoor Classroom Day, involving plenty of fun activities down at the School’s newly redeveloped river precinct.
They enjoyed storytelling with the wonderfully wild tales of The 104 Storey Treehouse, followed by an opportunity for some creative writing by the banks of the Swan River.
“This was our first year participating in Outdoor Classroom Day and the boys absolutely loved the outdoor learning experience which included morning tea and lunch by the river,” says Pre-Primary Teacher, Ms Letitia Simon.
“By teaching outdoors, the boys become more focused, creative and imaginative. They build social and team working skills, test their own boundaries and solve their own dilemmas. Ultimately, it is central to their development.”
“Last year, over 2.3 million children worldwide took part, with 200,000 in Australia alone.”
The concept of Outdoor Classroom Day started in 2012 and was originally referred to as Empty Classroom Day. Now a global campaign, thousands of schools around the globe take part.