The Benefits of Learning Outdoors
Learning outside improves health and well-being, as a result of the increased physical movement. This activity stimulates the brain which gets it ready and focused for the next class.
Outdoor activity stimulates the brain and nervous system, and decreases stress levels.
Makes lessons more interactive and enjoyable.
Outdoor learning increases motivation.
It also improves social skills.
Boosts observational skills and curiosity.
Positive impact on pupil behaviour.
The outdoors is beneficial for children with special educational needs, as it reduces the likelihood of sensory overload in the classroom.
Direct experience of our surroundings increases our connection with nature.
Increases care for the environment.
There is enhanced ventilation in comparison to the classroom, which is particularly important in the current climate.
Studies have also shown that increased times when outdoors encourages a healthy immune system.