May is International Schoolgrounds Month

May is International Schoolgrounds Month
What is International School Grounds Month?

In May 2013 the International School Grounds Alliance is calling on schools around the globe to take their pupils outside and celebrate their grounds. It’s as simple as that. We believe school grounds are important to children and if you agree with us, we hope you will take some time during this month - an hour, a day, even a week or several different times during the month - to go outside into your grounds with your students.

How can we take part?

There is no right or wrong way to take part; you could take lessons into your grounds, promote play outside, camp out in your grounds or invite parents in to watch a play outside...whatever works for you.
However, we have gathered some ideas from around the world of things you might like to try or be inspired by, just to get you started. You can download these ideas for activities and celebrations here.
What do we do next?

It is really important that we find out who is taking part in International School Grounds Month, so we can spread the word to other schools, to governments and others who might be able to help promote and support school grounds in the future.
We are asking you to register your school and your International School Grounds Month activities by telling us the name of your school and, if you…
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