Activity: Empty Classroom Day 2014

????????????????????????We can all get a bit fed up being stuck indoors all day, especially when the fresh air, space and freedom beckons beyond the four walls. This is especially true to children who mainly enjoy being outdoors, with a great world to explore and experience.

Project Dirt is challenging schools to get their pupils outdoors for at least one lesson on Friday 20th June 2014. The project website says:

Our aim is that in every school in the world there will be an empty classroom and pupils will be learning in their playground, local park, farm, seaside and the great outdoors.

[pullquote]Creative writing classes to maths classes, gardening and cooking.[/pullquote]Last year, it was mainly a glorious day with outdoor lessons ranged from creative writing classes to maths classes, gardening and cooking to improving the wildlife area of their school garden or a range of Forest School activities. Some schools even made a day of it, taking their classes out on school trips to local parks, farms, woodlands or reserves. 

To get involved simply sign up your school below and pledge that on June 20th at least one lesson will take place outside. What you do is up to you! Anything from pond-dipping to planting, tree-climbing to picnicking; The options and the learning opportunities are endless.

Get involved with this fantastic initiative, and find more details by visiting the project website here.


Information and Images via Project Dirt.

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