Youngsters celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day at Greenbank

QUEENSLAND children have been encouraged to get out of the classroom and learn in the fresh air, and have celebrated a day dedicated to the cause.

Some of the kids celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day with Member for Jordan Charis Mullen

Some of the kids celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day with Member for Jordan Charis Mullen

The kids and educators at Greenbank C&K Community Kindergarten celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day.

State Member for Jordan, Charis Mullen, joined in on the day.

Ms Mullen said the day, organised by Nature Play Qld, was all about recognising the value of fresh air and a fresh approach to school lessons.

"The idea is to provide inspiration for schools and educators all year round to think, literally, outside the classroom box," Mrs Mullen said.

"The outdoors is both a playground and a classroom, and the opportunities it provides for students are boundless."

For teachers, outdoor lessons have a positive impact on educator practice, health and wellbeing, professional development, job satisfaction and more. They can support curriculum delivery.

"This adds up to a whole raft of reasons why it's a good idea to take the classroom outdoors when you can," Ms Mullen said.

Greenbank C&K Community Kindegarten was one of more than 2,100 schools and early learning centres across Australia to take part in Outdoor Classroom Day.