Outdoor Classroom Day

Sign up to take part on 18 May 2017

08 February 2017

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign inviting schools from all across the world to spend at least one lesson outside on Thursday 18 May 2017.
 
The day is building on the UK’s Empty Classroom Day, which takes place every June, and is being run by Project Dirt and Unilever's 'Dirt is Good' team.
 
To date, hundreds of schools, which translates to over 100,000 children, have already signed up to take part – you can take a look at the online map to see which countries are taking part.
 
To help you think of ways to celebrate outdoor learning, there are also a number of free resources you can download and of course, you can also use any of our resources to link to all of your curriculum subjects.
 
On the day you can also share your photos on Twitter using #outdoorclassroomday and be a part of this huge celebration of outdoor learning.
 
You can sign up on the Outdoor Classroom Day website here.
 
Need a few ideas for curriculum-linked activities? Try some of these:
 
Art/Design:
Art from the garden
Decorate a plant pot
Design a miniature garden
 
English:
Flower power poetry
Taste the fruit and find the seed
Make garden signs and labels
 
Maths:
Estimating environments
How tall is that tree?
Measurements in the garden
 
Science:
Five a day on a plate
Make a plant press
Make a simple bug or ladybird home
 
Geography:
Draw a map of your garden
Soil texture test
Travelling food
Sensory scavenger hunt
 
Music:
Make music in the garden
Make a wind chime
 
Food Technology:
Fruit families
Food from home or away?
Design a lunch menu
 
Just for fun:
Make a bird seed cake
Make a perfume pot
Direct seed sowing

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