A10 & B10

Learning Outdoor: Adapting School Landscapes for Better Play, Learning and Wellbeing
Mary Jeavons, Director, Jeavons Landscape Architects

The qualities of the outdoor environment have a powerful effect on the wellbeing of students, staf f and families. Research suggests that natural 'green' environments offer many benefits that could be harnessed for play and learning. Although outdoor learning is frequently mentioned in school design, in practice outdoor spaces are rarely funded, designed or maintained adequately to maximise their potential. This workshop will generate deep conversation about the importance of the outdoors in schools, its potential as a play, teaching and learning tool, about design, about funds, and about maintaining fragile 'green' landscapes under constant heavy use.

This page last updated: Monday 8 February 2016