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Take your classroom outdoors
Researchers have found that people cooped up in their classrooms all day have less energy and are usually found to be in worse moods. These two traits can negatively affect a student’s productivity. Therefore, schools with ample outdoor space may consider also bringing their classrooms outdoors for a change of scenery and fresh air.
Outdoor classrooms can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. Creating an outdoor classroom is very easy and inexpensive with Abax Kingfisher. We supply a range of outdoor classroom furniture to make your outdoor spaces comfortable and safe for all your students.
The benefits of an outdoor classroom
Promotes physical well-being
A well-structured outdoor classroom with proper facilities can get students of all ages to be more active throughout the day. Daily physical activity sets young students up for a lifetime of healthier choices. Outdoor learning also instils a desire to explore the natural world through a variety of outdoor activities.
Fosters a sense of environmental awareness
The more time students spend outside, the more they learn about the environment. Through direct interactions with nature, students can better understand the world around them, this is particularly useful for science lessons.
Fosters a sense of wonder
Teachable moments are infinite when outdoors, and it provides an opportunity for students to start asking questions about their environment. Taking a classroom outdoors helps to let students’ imaginations run wild and ultimately fosters a sense of wonder and curiosity.
Outdoor classroom furniture must-haves
When taking your classroom outdoors, it is important that you have the right furniture to make the space comfortable for both students and teachers. Your outdoor classroom furniture should be durable, functional, activity based and ergonomic.
When searching for outdoor classroom tables, opt for a durable design and low maintenance to ensure that it will withstand all environments. The Abax Kingfisher Play 2000L Series is the ideal outdoor table. It is designed to join small groups of people together, idea for class projects, and playground lunches. Due to their excellent design, they are maintenance-free and easy to keep clean.
Outdoor classroom seating needs to be comfortable and ergonomic. Take a look at our Maya Chair, for example, the plastic is packed with UV stabiliser, so this chair will not fade or go brittle even in the sunniest weather conditions. These chairs are stackable, making it easy for students and teachers alike to unpack and pack them up when needed.
As your go-to education furniture suppliers, it is our duty to supply the finest pieces for both indoor and outdoor classrooms. Need help choosing the best pieces suited for your outdoor school space? Contact us today on 1300 811 054, and one of our friendly consultants will be able to help you bring your vision to life.