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Thursday, May 02, 2019 by sarahc

Outdoor Learning: Why Bother?

" Must we always teach our children with books. Let them look at the stars and the moutains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the real begining of Education."

David Polis

My son will be Five in Decemer. 5!!!!! Parents oftern told me its goes fast. I didnt think it wil be this fast. My boy like many young chaps and lasses is string and fearless and wants to at every oportunity stride bare foot in the garden, no mater what the weather and find the most muddest patch of ground to play on.

When looking around schools for Rohan I meet a really engaging head teacher who said "children are only 5 years old once, 6 years old once.... every moment matters and its up to the staff at the school to make each moment count."It s to say I choose that school for my son.

What she said made me think of other schools and other children and how there every moments count! Children spend on average 635 hour per year in school. so I beleive its time to make them 635 hours memorable for the children.

Outdoor learning can do this; it has so many benfits- the best one it makes learning fun in ways that the four walls of a classroom can not.

Laevers (2005) suggests that the "richmness " of a learning enviornment can be tested through two principes; diversity (how broad is the horizon for possible expernce)  and the depth of the area (how much can be discovered)

We must embrace Outdoor learning for the benfit of all.

 

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