An Taisce Green Schools recently announced the winners of our Design Your Ideal Outdoor Classroom Competition. To celebrate the launch of their resource, Outdoor Learning in the School Setting, they asked schools to design their ideal outdoor space for learning with the winning school awarded the installation of a Choill Bheag on their grounds. The past year has taught us the importance of fresh air and the outdoors in all aspects of our lives and many schools around Ireland have taken classes outside or created outdoor classrooms to make outdoor learning as easy as possible. The Outdoor Learning resource has all of the information you might need to consider taking your class outside to learn.
Local Clondalkin school Scoil Mhuire National School was chosen as a runner up. Scoil Mhuire’s collaborative approach really shone through in their final design; they created a video showing their process including virtual and interactive designs. They especially liked their garden kitchen and consideration like a storage area.
For more information see https://greenschoolsireland.org/outdoor-classroom-competition-winners.