cropped-empty_classroom_079_fotoplusNatural Connections alerts us to Devon CPRE (the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England) which is supporting outdoor learning with their “My Outdoors” competition which will run from March to June.  it is open to all primary schools  in Devon, Torbay and Plymouth.

CPRE Devon hopes to encourage children to engage with and appreciate their local area by asking them to draw or create a visual representation of their local environment or favourite outdoor space.  It says:

Pupils might like to use part of their school grounds, their local town or village, a park or green space nearby, or a school trip destination.  It could link with existing outdoor learning and visits already in the school diary, or could be an opportunity to go somewhere new, take a new look at your local landscape, or ask the children to make some suggestions about their favourite local outdoor places.  It also has potential links to many areas of the curriculum including geography, maths, English, science and history.

Prizes will be awarded and winning schools will receive £200 to spend on outdoor learning. See My Outdoors for more information.