Today the Preparatory School have been taking part in National Outdoor Classroom Day.
Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. Over 2.3 million children worldwide are taking part, more than 580,000 of those in the UK and Ireland.
Outdoor learning improves health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork, and creativity but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.
Here at Stover School, the Nursery has created once upon a story king and queen crowns and journey sticks. Reception Class pupils have made various woodland crafts including teasel hedgehogs, mini broomsticks and woodland potions. Year 1 pupils have been weaving in the jungle and Year 2 has been learning about fire safety. Year 3 pupils have explored the Ted Hughes walk at Stover Country Park. Year 4 have been busy den building and Year 5 and Year 6 pupils have been on an outdoor adventure to Stover Country Park.