Educating children in the great outdoors is not new. “Forest schools,” as they’re known, first appeared in Denmark in the 1950s. But on paper, Italy — which historically has taken a conservative approach to education — didn’t appear likely to embrace the idea.
Ostia, a small coastal town close to Rome, is home to one of Italy's first outdoor schools. The institution started with a kindergarten five years ago, and has since added a primary school and introduced classes for secondary school students.
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