Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day

About this activity

Suitable for all schools and nurseries.

Join the global Outdoor Classroom Day campaign so your pupils can experience the benefits of outdoor learning and play.

Outdoor Classroom Day is an annual event that takes place in May and aims to get as many children as possible outside for at least one lesson in the school day and for playtimes to be celebrated. You can take part as a class or get your whole school involved!

Find out the date for the next Outdoor Classroom Day and register your school to take part on the campaign’s website.  


Activity steps

Get ready
Visit the Outdoor Classroom Day website (see Resources) to find out more about how you can get involved and register your school
Plan the day
With your school travel working group, eco-council and/or JTA/YTAs decide on how you’d like to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day at your school
Shout about it
Promote the activities you’re planning and their benefits to the wider school community with posters and an article in the newsletter or on the website
Empty the classroom
Spend the day outside learning and discovering the local environment with your pupils. Remember to take photos and use #OutdoorClassroomDay on social media to join in the global conversation!
Tell your story
Sign in to STARS to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos, lesson plans and any posters or promotional materials. Feedback to your borough officer


  • Curriculum

This activity counts towards:

  • Curriculum

How it helps

  • Encourages class participation and team work
  • Can be linked with curriculum subjects
  • Allows children to explore their local environment


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