Outdoor classrooms provide a space within nature in which educators can utilize pedagogical methodology for connecting with nature. Research in experiential education indicates that story telling in a nature based, outdoor classroom setting can foster a connection with nature that is beneficial to students.
Outdoor classroom designs hold several benefits to schools. They can be rostered into part of the school schedule, with class groups scheduled to use the space. Students can use the space at breaktime for a shady, beautiful space to eat and the school community can make use of the space outside of school hours.
Incorporating an outdoor classroom into a playground design can make for a standout project which can be the talk of the school community. Educators can make use of the outdoor classrooms throughout the day and the playground can offer the full range of physical activities for healthy development including climbing walls, parkour, fireman’s pole, adventure towers, slides, swings, monkey bars and nature play dry river beds.
At Everything Outside we design playgrounds that invite children into a natural world within which to become immersed at break time.
We are a one-stop-shop design and construction company of showcase, stunning projects for schools on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and regional Queensland.
Make contact with Andrew on 0466 166 054 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a visit to your school.