Outdoor Classroom Coming to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School
Edmonton Catholic Schools is launching an exciting new Outdoor Classroom Project initiative in Spring/Summer 2022. Designed to bring the classroom outdoors, these spaces will be unique to the 10 different schools participating this year, including Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The benefits of outdoor classrooms are well documented in research. Studies have shown that outdoor learning helps kids gain self-confidence, boosts childhood brain development, and improves academic performance.
To see an outdoor classroom in action in the winter, watch this video:
Our outdoor classroom is being designed to be used year-round. We’ve spent the last few months plotting our vision for the space and selecting the right components to bring our outdoor classroom to life. ECSD Principals were able to choose from complete class sets, including a blackboard for teaching, solid, stable, natural seating and desk space for students and the teacher, natural log seating; planters; and curriculum and equipment storage.
Watch for our outdoor space to be transformed in June/July 2022!
The ten schools participating in the launch of the Outdoor Classroom Project are:
- Anne Fitzgerald Catholic Elementary School
- Frere Antoine Catholic Elementary School
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School
- St. Angela Catholic Elementary School
- St. Brendan Catholic Elementary/Junior High School
- St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary/Junior High School
- St. Gerard Catholic Elementary School
- St. Paul Catholic Elementary School
- St. Vincent Catholic Elementary School
- St. Vladimir Catholic Elementary School