This year, get outside and put those classroom theories into practice.
Class doesn’t have to take place inside to teach you something valuable, right? Here at Go Ape we’re all for getting your hands dirty, your clothes grubby and your cheeks a bit red. So, for all those hard-working teachers out there, here are just some of the benefits of an outdoor educational experience:
1. Healthy living
More than 1/3 of children are overweight by the time they are 10 years old. Encourage some physical activity and show the children just what they’re made of.
Exercise releases endorphins, so an energetic school outing will leave the children chirpier for more reasons than one. Fresh air and rosey cheeks never hurt anyone!
Exercise increases blood flow around the body and that includes the brain! Learning outside the classroom has even been shown to improve grades.
4. Confidence building
Turn “I can’t” into “I can.” There is nothing better than the sense of accomplishment after tackling a challenge head on. From climbing a rope ladder, to defeating an extremely wobbly crossing, show the children they can achieve whatever they put their minds to.
5. An unforgettable day!
After all that excitement, what you’ll be left with is an extremely memorable school trip. Why not test the formula for speed as you zoom down zip wires, design your own course, or study sustainability as you explore the forest grounds?
So if exercising outdoors can improve your learning, doing both at the same time must do wonders! If you’re a teacher thinking of arranging a school trip, why not combine a mental and physical challenge on one of our memorable Go Ape school trips. Find out more and book by calling us on 0845 643 1517.