Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning is an integral part of our curriculum programme at OWIS.

Our staff encourages students to get outside for a mental and physical break during the day. It is about extending the learning experience beyond the classroom walls and allowing students to experience their lessons in the real world.

What is Outdoor Learning?

Outdoor learning is a way of pushing the boundaries of the classroom into the natural world. It gives students an opportunity to explore and be active while processing the lesson at hand.

It is incorporated into many of the classes at OWIS, with teachers having the chance to take the lead.

Nature classrooms

For our Early Childhood learners and younger Primary students, the many outdoor spaces on our campus provide opportunities for nature exploration.

For example, a Primary science teacher may encourage children to go out into one of the nature gardens to collect leaves, observe natural materials and record changes that are taking place in the environment. One of the ways that we facilitate outdoor learning for our Primary students at OWIS is through our natural classrooms. These include:

OWIS miniature forest

Miniature Forest

This is considered to be a "living library" where children can discover the natural flora and fauna of the rainforest.

OWIS play area

Berms and Sandpit

This is a natural playground defined by sand hills and grassy areas. Students are encouraged to run, play, jump and slide here.

While we take pride in our outdoor classroom spaces at OWIS, we also provide children with opportunities to immerse themselves in the community while enjoying outdoor learning opportunities. Students may have the chance to visit a nearby museum or walk through a local nature trail as part of their outdoor learning experience at OWIS.

Benefits of Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning allows children to experience how their lessons apply outside of the classroom walls. With the guidance of their teacher, they can explore the world around them and better understand the topic that is currently being covered in the course.

Outdoor learning allows children to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of staying active while learning. Many children find it stressful to stay in a traditional classroom all day while they read, write and listen to their teacher. Outdoor learning provides them with natural stress relief.

Outdoor learning allows children to make real-life connections with the world around them. It allows them to feel more involved within their school and their community at large.

Outdoor learning is simply fun. When education is enjoyable, children are more likely to become lifelong learners.

OWIS Learning Programmes

Kid playing outside

Discover the outdoor learning opportunities at OWIS today.

Contact us to schedule your campus visit and to talk about the benefits of outdoor learning with an admissions representative.

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