Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. On two days of action each year in May and November, teachers take children outdoors to play and learn. Being outdoors and active is a vital part of growing up and living a healthy and fulfilled life; learning outdoors has benefits for children, young people and adults alike.
Events and resources for Outdoor Learning
Four outdoor learning webinars are planned for Term 4; you can find sign up details of these on Education Scotland Events.
Check out the recordings from our Outdoor Learning webinar programme. We have been delighted to deliver these with partners in local authorities, government departments and organisations such as Learning through Landscapes and Nature Scot.
Updated guidance on school visits and trips is available on the Scottish Government website
Our Outdoor Learning Wakelet has a great collection of resources – easy, one stop shop access to resources and support.
Our professional learning activity on supporting outdoor learning, developed with SAPOE and supported by the Scottish Government, is the online portal .
A course on outdoor learning for support staff and partners is also available on the SAPOE website.
Find your local greenspace using the Outdoor Learning map developed by ENFOR (environment and forestry) staff in Scottish Government. Put in your establishment’s postcode and find local green space, with the “5 minute walk” filter a great addition. You can also use the map to discover green spaces near your home- ideal to share with parents and carers.
Let’s see some of the exciting learning taking place in your setting on Outdoor Classroom Day.
Share them with @STEMedscot using #Learnoutdoors #Outdoorclassroomday