How ditching the classroom boosts children’s mental health

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The WWF sponsored a green schools series in the Guardian Newspaper Online. Written by Matthew Jenkin this lovely article outlines how “Getting outdoors can pay dividends in academic performance – but it also improves pupils’ concentration and confidence.” An Excerpt of the article is posted below…. Three years ago teacher Simon Poote spotted a disused strip … Read more

Outdoor Camp Routine Ideas

http://www.theguelphoutdoorschool.com/core-routines.html http://toes.tdsb.on.ca/day/forest_valley/programs/index.asp Group Games: Choose from a variety of classic games including Prisoner´s Base, Mission Impossible, Royal Roll and more. Fire Building & Outdoor Cooking: Hands on learning will allow students to learn how to build a successful fire using products of nature. Students will try their hands at some simple over-the-fire cooking recipes including bannock while … Read more