Books or resources packs (to buy) Earth & Snow Walks by Steve Van Matre, The Institute for Earth Education UK Sharing Nature with Children – Part I & II by Joseph Cornell, Deep Books Nature’s Playground by Fiona Danks & Jo Schofield Go Wild by Fiona Danks & Jo Schofield Talking to the Earth by Gordon MacLellan No Fear – Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society by Tim Gill Natural Leaders: Environmental Games and Activities by The National Trust for LOC Handbook by School Outdoor Learning www.schooloutdoorlearning.com Arbojo Packs (for Teacher led team building) by School Outdoor Learning Expansive Education by Guy Claxton, Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer Mindset by Carol Dweck Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv Children Learning Outside the Classroom by Sue Waite
SOuL provide training and support to teachers, outdoor events for children and supply outdoor learning environments to schools. You can find out more on their partner page.
Empty Classroom Day on the Friday 17th June 2017 is a day to celebrate and promote learning and play outside the classroom, and we want YOU to get involved!
Join schools from across the world in taking at least one class outdoors, and then see if you can get the rest of your year group outside or maybe your whole school can come out too!
Whether you plan to go bug hunting or pond dipping, teach maths with natural materials, or you want to see how inspired children are after an extended recess with lots of loose materials to play with, you'll be sure to see your playground or nearby open spaces in a whole new light.
There are inspirational lesson plans, missions to excite your children (and you) and guidance written by experts from around the world to help make the day easy. Click on the logo to sign-up to this wonderful event!
Thursday 6th October 2016: Outdoor Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire learning and play outside the classroom, and we want YOU to get involved! Join schools from across the world in taking at least one class outdoors for one lesson, and then celebrate how important your playtime is too! Outdoor Classroom Day builds on the UK’s Empty Classroom Day and is backed by Unilever’s Dirt is Good movement. It’s a GLOBAL campaign, so there will be loads of opportunities to share experiences with other schools around the world! Check out the Resources section for inspirational lesson plans, posters and advice on how to make Outdoor Classroom Day a huge success – and ideas to sustain outdoor play and learning all year round. We’re looking for organisations that are keen to help us lead Outdoor Classroom Day in various countries around the world. Interested? Get in touch. Sign up to take part and help us build a movement that gets children outdoors to play and learn every day!
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