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Outdoor learning ‘boosts children’s development’

BBC – Mark Kinver

“Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children’s development but it needs to be formally adopted, a report suggests…The report highlighted previous studies that showed that busier family lives, combined with an increased sense of fear in society, children were having fewer opportunities to explore their surrounding natural environment. This was hampering children’s social skills as well as risking stifling their long-term physical, emotional development and wellbeing. Therefore, it was important that schools did not overlook the opportunities that outdoor learning provided to bridge this gap.”(more)

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