Holy Family College Grade 5 learners took their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths) lesson outside on Outdoor Classroom Day, 20th May 2021, and made slime! “This was linked to our Natural Science curriculum where we are learning about the properties of materials and processing methods. The Grade 5’s absolutely loved it!!” said teacher, Miss Visser.
“When teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment. When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.” – www.outdoorclassroomday.co.za