What is Outdoor Classroom Day?
Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2018, over 3.5 million children in over 100 countries took part.
Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.
5T and 1K took part in world outdoor classroom day on Thursday 7th November. The idea is to highlight the powerful impacts of outdoor learning, for children's health, wellness and happiness.
Students had a map of St Rita’s with a grid placed over the top and numbers along the x and y axes. They needed to find their 7 given locations on their map in order to find the reward letter, which then they needed to unjumble to solve the riddle: what has one eye but can’t see? (A needle!). Included in our latest newsletter are some photos of our grid references lesson around the school.