Teach it Outside offers resources to take learning outside

Schools are being urged to “Teach it Outside” with the launch of a new curriculum-based resource aimed at improving children’s mental and physical health.

Grow to School, a social enterprise based in Huddersfield and set up by environmental scientist Ama Chaney and outdoor learning practitioner Zana Wood, works to support the teaching of primary school children outside.

The new resource is designed to help teachers engage young children in the curriculum through outdoor learning. Teach it Outside is a bank of lesson plans that covers subjects including English, maths, geography, history, art, science, design and technology, and PE.

The lesson plans include working in playgrounds and using natural materials and everyday items. They work across all primary key stages, with the whole class or small groups.

Ms Chaney said: “Children really benefit from learning outdoors and now more than ever we are seeing multiple benefits to being outside. With assistance, even a tarmac playground can be a creative space to deliver meaningful lessons.

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