Recent studies have shown that exposure to nature benefits children by:

  • improving their ability to work co- operatively.
  • Increasing self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • improves attention.
  • There is a reduction in stress rates.
  • increases self-awareness and awareness of others.
  • There is a reduction of aggression.
  • increase in overall happiness.


What do children like about learning outdoors:

  • Making a mess
  • Working in teams
  • Being more noisy
  • Being more physical – doing tasks
  • Exploring and finding things  (natural  resources)
  • learning in the fresh air (multi-sensory)
  • it’s relaxing
  • it’s fun

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