Leave No Trace Ireland, is calling on members, trainers, schools and educators to swap their desks and screens for a day in the outdoors this November.
As an organisation dedicated to getting more people enjoying the outdoors responsibly, Leave No Trace Ireland, are helping spread the word about Outdoor Classroom Day in a nationwide campaign. The international initiative, led by Learning through Landscapes in the UK & the Republic of Ireland and globally by Project Dirt, acts as a catalyst to inspire more time outdoors on a daily basis: both at school and at home. Its long-term aims include for children to have access to 90 minutes of playtime at school every day.
Why get involved in Outdoor Classroom Day?
We know that outdoor learning and play increases social skills, imagination, learning engagement, concentration and behaviour. 90% of teachers who got involved in 2017 said that children were more engaged in their learning and 72% said that they were better able to concentrate after learning outdoors.
We know that this campaign has the power to change students school life in Ireland! We are asking you to help us make this the biggest Outdoor Classroom Day yet. Register for November's campaign and help us spread the word! Learn more here.
Not sure where to start?
We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get involved in this great project whether it be a school, scout group or just your family. We have a great bank of FREE resources for you to use or just to get those thinking juices running so you can come up with your own great plans! Check out the bank of resources here.
Competition time for Muddy Puddle Gear
Be in with a chance of winning great Muddy Puddle Outdoor Gear for your school or group! We all know how changeable the Irish weather can be but we want everyone to embrace the outdoors no matter what the weather. We this in mind Outdoor Classroom Day UK & Ireland has a great competition for sets of Muddy Puddle gear.
So get signed up here & get snapping. #LetsGetMuddy