Outside Classroom

Bendigo Social Innovators 2023

September 2023

By Alexis, Meaghan & Oscar

For thousands of years, education took place outside in the fresh air with nature to inspire young people. Now this team envisions the outdoors to be the future of education, not the past! With an outdoor classroom consisting of trees, a waterfall and no walls, nature will again be an integral part of education with all the mental health benefits that entails.

Their smart start literally entails moving the furniture of a classroom to an outdoor space for one period a week for four weeks, and measuring the effects on their wellbeing and classroom experience. Sounds like a breath of fresh air for education!

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