School students participated in National Outdoor Classroom Day. Somerville Rise was one of 28,457 schools across Australia that signed up to take part.

So what did we do?

Students participated in Art, Maths, Reading and Positive Education Activities.

So why did we take part?

Learning outdoors creates long lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently and gets children feeling challenged and excited about learning. Outdoor play also supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for their developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness. Children are more active when they learn and play outdoors which is essential for their healthy development.