While playing in nature, children are invited to handle, touch, smell, explore, and modify natural features with their entire body. These informal, child-initiated, embodied learning experiences can make important contributions to children’s emotional, cognitive, social, and physical development. outdoor learning is concerned with activities in natural areas outside the school’s premises such as field trips, outdoor adventure activities, forest schools, school gardens, and nature education programs.
A recurrent finding of research on the benefits of formal types of outdoor learning is that it raises enthusiasm, and increases vitality and motivation for learning. In addition, outdoor learning can reduce behavioral and concentration problems, particularly among children with difficult or mixed temperaments and children that are uninspired in the traditional classroom. Other demonstrated advantages of outdoor learning include improved academic achievement, observational capability, and reasoning skills, enhanced self-esteem, independence and feelings of responsibility, improved interpersonal skills, cooperation and social cohesion, and multi-disciplinary learning across subjects.
Our school is 6100+m2. The facilities support learning activities; school grounds, magic forest, enchanted forest, swimming pool, outbound, classroom, fairy playground, permaculture maze, castle, animal sanctuary, mud pit, and surrounded by rice fields around the school.