That’s right, you read it correctly, outdoor classrooms are producing better results in our children than the alternative ‘indoor norm’.
The excitement the children experience with learning outside has lead to these better results, and it’s as simple as taking the math, English or science lesson, and moving it to the playground, a grassy quadrangle, or in the shade under a tree.
Being outside actually heightens our ability to intake information according to NSW teacher Dr. Amanda Lloyd, and she’s seen a big improvement in her studies of a Year 4 class.
Kath Healy from Nature Play WA joined Kirste and Morro on Brekky to explore this idea further and discuss how we should incorporate outdoor classrooms across WA.
Podcast: Nature Play WA’s Kath Healy discusses outdoor classrooms