Why is the outdoor environment in our school as important as the indoor classrooms?

Ros Peel, Fay Hadley

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Abstract

School grounds have potential as a rich resource for formal learning; they are outdoor classrooms that can be extended and explored by children outside classroom time. School grounds provide access to real-life natural experiences (for example, conceptual exploration of living and non-living things, interdependence, biodiversity, life-cycling, recycling and food webs)-the possibilities are endless. As well as these obvious connections with the 'natural' world, a diverse and well-designed play environment provides an opportunity to develop important lessons on cooperation, ownership, belonging, respect and responsibility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-7
Number of pages2
JournalEvery Child
Volume21
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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