Outdoor activities to inspire students to study more
Teaching students doesn’t have to be restricted to the classroom alone. On the contrary, there are plenty of other places where you can teach students so that they become inspired enough to learn. In this case, the great outdoors is also a wonderful place when it comes to imparting high-quality education. Let us check out a few of the more inspirational outdoor activities that can persuade students to study more:
The outdoor class while being at and outside school
You can start small by holding one or even a series of classes on your school’s own property. As a matter of fact, you can conduct your class on the patio, in any of the gardens, or even in the playground. All of them will make an absolutely refreshing change from your average stuffy and crowded classroom. There is no need to be scared of the cold as such, or even very warm weather. You can enjoy all of your favorite seasons, outdoors, albeit with a bit of preparation.
Learning about nature can be a whole lot of fun if you go for nature walks and hold picnics under the trees. Here, teachers and students can learn to interact with each other in a neutral environment that is in sync with nature. This will offset the adversarial relationship that sometimes exists between students and teachers. You can also get students to develop a love for the natural world, even as you teach them new things about the flora and fauna in your area.
Try to help a local charity cause
You can start this activity in the class by asking students which event and cause appeal to them the most. You can also create fledgling democratic norms by identifying causes by voting together to decide which cause is the best one. From Earth Day events to working with the salvation army. There is just so much to do and so many ways to help.
Visit any municipal building during a workday
This will help your students understand how our laws and social function and why such laws are necessary. Local governments are the basic building blocks of any functional democracy and understanding their operations will give them a completely new outlook on the way we order our lives. You can conduct this activity in batches so that the day-to-day running of affairs is not affected. As a general rule, such local governments tend to be open to the public at large.
Visit a museum
Museums are some of the best places to visit when it comes to taking outdoor classes. This holds particularly true for your history classes. You can tailor your visit in line with the specific period that your class might be studying. For example, it may be the war of independence, or the civil war, or even the period of a great leader who is renowned to this day. Other than that, you might be able to visit contemporary art galleries, natural and/or maritime, history, textiles, or even agricultural museums. However, it is very important to make prior arrangements with the museum management prior to setting out on your trip. There might be group discounts available that you may avail as well as any all-day events that you may join.
Cycling and riding a motorized bike
This is also a highly inspirational activity that can make students appreciate nature and also make them reflect on themselves and study more once they get back. For example, today’s motorized bikes are a great way to enjoy outdoor life. They are not safe and reliable and they can help students get plenty of fresh air and exercise so they are charged when they go back to the classroom. These bikes are both great fun and quite easy to use as well for many, if not most age groups.
Studies need not be conducted in the classroom, especially in the middle of a global pandemic. Taking classes outdoors and extended school trips is a great way of broadening the students’ horizons and making sure they get exercise and vitamin D from the sun. So go ahead and plan your next school trip!