'NOVEMBER 1st, 2018'
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PLEDGE COUNT OF CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN QLD in 2018:
Queensland primary schools, kindergartens and early learning services are joining together to celebrate the power of outdoor learning for young minds.
It’s easy to get involved! Free lesson plans and outdoor classroom day resources are available for teachers to ensure a fun filled learning experience.
What is Outdoor Classroom Day QLD?
Outdoor Classroom Day is an international campaign to celebrate the power of outdoor learning and play for young minds; Nature Play QLD is rolling it out across Queensland.
It aims for all children in Queensland to benefit from learning experiences in their local outdoor environments.
Outdoor learning spaces include your school yard, play area, local parks, green spaces, local creeks, lakes or waterways or any other natural area.
Easy to get involved
Teachers, Principals, Educators and Centre Leaders are using Outdoor Classroom Day to trial and develop outdoor learning at their schools and services. Established outdoor learning professionals are using the day to celebrate and promote what they are already doing and to inspire other teachers to join in. Pledge now!
If you’re a parent, your child’s school, kindergarten or early learning service may want to get involved. Why not share this information with them?
If you work for an organisation that cares about children, nature, education or the environment, contact us about how you can get involved. We’d love to hear from you.
Benefits of Outdoor Learning!
Outdoor learning has a positive impact for teachers and educators on their practice, health and wellbeing, professional development, job satisfaction and more.
Outdoor learning has positive impacts for children - on their intrinsic motivation for learning, enjoyment of lessons, increases creativity, and activates thinking outside the box. It also improves children’s health and wellbeing, social skills and behaviour, and it has furthermore been proven to encourage better attendance, teamwork and to reduce bullying.
Free outdoor learning day lesson plans and resources
Nature Play QLD supports you by providing FREE outdoor classroom day lesson plans, specifically created for this event to use as you wish. Lesson plans have been developed for all children, whether they’re in early years, kindergarten, prep, or primary school. Furthermore, all primary lesson plans are linked to the appropriate Australian National Curriculum, and resources to support My Time, Our Place outcomes. All early years nature play experiences and learning activities support the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.
Lesson Plans are available here now!! Please support us by pledging if you are using these lesson plans.
FREE Nature Play Passport to An Amazing Childhood to use during your Outdoor Classroom Day adventure. There are over 300 fun Nature Play missions to choose from online, which will beautifully compliment your outdoor play day. The Nature Play Passport is a fun way for children to record outdoor learning and activities they undertake, and provides them with additional incentives to go outdoors more often. They are a resource that can be used long after Outdoor Classroom Day QLD has passed. Passports can take up to 2 weeks to arrive; important if you want them in time for 7 September. (Read more about using the Passports in education or large groups here).
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