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Australian Schools Urged to Take Lessons Outside for Outdoor Classroom Day

Australian Schools Urged to Take Lessons Outside for Outdoor Classroom Day

Teachers are being urged to hold more classes outdoors to boost children’s physical activity, with more than 500 schools signing a pledge to host lessons outside.


Nature Play QLD will today reveal that 553 schools have vowed to hold classes outdoors on September 7 as part of the state’s first Outdoor Classroom Day.

Nature Play program manager Hyahno Moser said it was hoped the event — which will involve more than 49,000 students in 2172 classes — would prompt schools to make outside lessons part of their regular curriculum.

“Outdoor play and outdoor learning stimulates the brain and activates it to a capacity that sitting down in a classroom just can’t do,” he said.
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