North Cottesloe Primary School students among thousands to take part in Outdoor Classroom Day

North Cottesloe Primary School students Tom Crossing, Mason Jellis, Cooper Clayton
North Cottesloe Primary School students Tom Crossing, Mason Jellis, Cooper Clayton

NORTH Cottesloe Primary School students were among 60,000 youngsters in WA who took part in Outdoor Classroom Day yesterday.

The aim of the global movement is to improve children’s health, wellbeing and academic progress through outdoor learning and play.

Nature Play WA chief executive Griffin Longley said finding ways to increase the time kids spent outdoors was increasingly important, with only 55 per cent of Australian kids playing outside everyday according to a new report.

“Modern children spend more time indoors than any other generation in history, but the pendulum is starting to swing back to a more balanced experience of childhood, with more than 2000 Australian schools and early learning centres getting involved in Outdoor Classroom Day,” he said.

“Outdoor Classroom Day is a chance to celebrate and inspire outdoor play and learning in our schools so it can become part of every day in the future.”