November 2, 2020 | Students and teachers can now enjoy an outdoor classroom. The benches and customized narrow tables face the teacher in a “fireside setting” atmosphere. This is a first-of-its-kind outdoor classroom design.
Leaving the four walls of the classroom and holding a class outdoors promotes learning. Kids have increased concentration and are more motivated, inspired and willing to learn when lessons are held outdoors.
Moreover, findings from a 2017 study show that learning outdoors is not just a fun, novel experience for kids, but also helps them focus once they return to the classroom. There is a carryover effect as children actually pay better attention in class after an outdoor lesson. Just an hour or two of outdoor learning engages children, improves their well-being, and increases teachers’ job satisfaction.