A mass of grinning little faces descended upon Centennial Park last Thursday for international Outdoor Classroom Day. The special day had hundreds of school-aged children learning ways to reconnect with nature while playing outside and Centennial Parklands’ experienced ‘nature play’ educators were on the ground to lead the way!
There were sensory games, trails to follow and puzzles to solve, all to encourage spatial awareness, creativity and interest in the environment. Check out some of the great photos from the day below.
Centennial Parklands, the home of outdoor play
Did you know that Centennial Parklands has a full team of qualified nature play educators who run regular outdoor school holiday programs designed to get kids back to nature? Yes we do, and they have been doing it for years! Here is some info on the two most popular programs: Kids vs Wild and CP Bush Rangers.
A hands-on morning or afternoon program that will teach your little one all he or she needs to know about the natural environment and the art of survival! Learn fire craft, how to pick the best sticks to build your cubbie, or track animals around the Park!
More cubbie building but also a mix of outdoor challenges, games and free play all in the great outdoors of the Parklands. Activities are designed to allow children to play outside and to take part in problem solving and cooperative challenges.
The count down is on until the official opening of the new Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden – a unique space designed for children to practice nature play and unleash their ‘wilder’ sides! Stay tuned to the blog, Facebook and the Centennial Parklands website for updates!