Natural Connections (funded by Natural England, Defra and Historic England and delivered by Plymouth University) is the largest project of its kind in England - helping more than 40,000 primary and secondary school pupils get out of their classrooms and into the outdoors – whether that’s a maths lesson in a local park or drama out on the school field. It found the following...
95 per cent of children surveyed said outdoor learning makes lessons more enjoyable
90 per cent of staff surveyed found outdoor learning to be useful for curriculum delivery
93 per cent of schools said outdoor learning improves pupils’ social skills
92 per cent of schools said it improves pupils’ health and wellbeing and engages them with learning