Learning Escape Blog
Here we are at the Eco Schools Show 2012. We enjoyed our workshop this morning on Outdoor Learning & Environmental Citizenship. There were some very bright children there and they could all recognise Daleks and Magpies.
It's the Eco Schools show today and we will be holding our workshop on Nature Defecit disorder and Environmental Citizenship at 10am. Come along if you are going to be there. You can also find us on Stand 19.
UPDATE 25th June 2012
We are off to the Eco-Schools show today to set up for our workshop tomorrow. We will be talking about how Outdoor Learning can inspire Environmental Citizenship. You can also find us on Stand 19 so come along for a chat.
News today that we face a shortage of primary school places. This article in the Telegraph tells the full story. Whilst this is certainly a concern for parents and government alike, it could also represent an opportunity for primary schools.
There are many benefits to outdoor play. According to research (Fjortoft 2004; Burdette and Whitaker 2005), children who play outdoors regularly:
- Become fitter and leaner
- Develop stronger immune systems
- Have more active imaginations
- Have lower stress levels
- Play more creatively
- Have greater respect for themselves and others