Outdoor Classroom Day – took place Thursday 17 – and saw over 1.7 million children playing and learning outdoors worldwide, over 340,000 of those were here in the UK. The campaign highlights the importance of time outdoors for children during the school day, including playtime.
Research released for Outdoor Classroom Day supports his lifelong philosophy; 97% of teachers questioned believe that outdoor playtime at school is critical for children to reach their full potential. But worryingly, the report also found that children around the country are missing out on playtime due to curriculum pressures (47%), because they are required to finish homework or classwork (38%) and because of poor behaviour in class (43%). This is something Michael hears all too often.
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