Researchers in Britain are telling schools that children should be doing more learning outdoors. The researchers say there is currently too much focus sitting classrooms to pass exams. They say outdoor learning is important students' social skills, health and development. It also increases their quality life. There have been five major reports the past decade that stress the need students to learn outdoors and experience nature more. The researchers say that schools are not taking the advice these reports. They say outdoor learning is the decline in Britain. The researchers want Britain's government to act to put outdoor learning the curriculum all schools.
The report is researchers the University of Plymouth and the organisation Natural England. It says there are many benefits outdoor learning for children. One advantage is that it builds confidence children as they experience things that were normal their parents, like climbing trees. Another advantage is that it makes children more aware the environment and teaches them to respect nature. There are also health benefits as children exercise more instead sitting in a classroom or being home with video games. A final benefit is that it helps the problem of what is called 'stranger danger'. This is an idea many children in the UK today grow hearing.