Educators in Queensland schools are seeking to make the most of the beautiful climate and nature of the Gold Coast and Brisbane to take learning outdoors. 

 
Outdoor classrooms are an opportunity to immerse students in the therapeutic environment that nature provides and to incorporate nature based learning.  
 
As designers and builders of unique handcrafted playgrounds, the team at Everything Outside are designing outdoor classrooms that are much more than a covered outdoor learning area (COLA).  The construction of natural bee hives, fire places and chicken coops provide educators can become a valuable part of the school curriculum and recreation when designed and constructed well.
 
The rise in interest in Reggio Emillia as an educational philosophy can also be incorporated into the design of an outdoor classroom, deliberately bringing large and small nature based elements for hours of imaginative and creative play.

The design of outdoor classrooms in Queensland private schools can address the physical, social and educational needs of students in response to the specifications of educators.

 

Various movements that benefit cognitive development are deliberately incorporated including crawling, climbing, over and under and rolling.  Finally seating for class sized groups can be crafted from natural, local wood and be movable for different configurations.

For more information about the design and construction of beautiful and beneficial outdoor classrooms on the Gold Coast and Brisbane contact Andrew@everythingoutside.com.au