From hating outdoor learning to loving it and discovering what an outdoor person is – my journey into the outdoors
Big playgrounds, small playgrounds, concrete playgrounds and grassy natural playgrounds. They can all support high quality outdoor learning. Generally speaking, playgrounds are always bigger than a classroom. We manage to teach in the concrete cube of a classroom and make that motivating; there is no reason why we cannot do that outside. So, this blog is all about ideas to help you make the most of your outdoor space!
What does it take to design a fantastic play space (or playce)? A space for all all genders, all ages, and all physical and mental abilities. Spaces for learning but also to play. Spaces that can support mental health as well as physical health. How do we do that?
This blog explores what I learned during a visit to the Finnish Embassy in London for an event on Designing Urban Playces of the Future – Inspirational, Inclusive, and Smart.