Benefits for health and learning

Woman reading a book next to water

Evidence from across the world shows that being in nature is good for our health and happiness.

It can encourage physical activity by offering a variety of activities that engage children and young people regardless of age, fitness level or gender.

Outdoor learning promotes academic attainment through hands-on, experiential learning and by enhancing cognitive and emotional processes important for learning.

Nature play contributes to physical, social, emotional and cognitive development, forging a strong connection to nature and helping to lay down lifelong pro-environmental and healthy behaviours.

We have produced a set of posters to show the multiple benefits of outdoor learning:

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