LTL has built up a comprehensive library of research into the benefits of outdoor learning and play for children. We have compiled a sample list on this site which we hope you will find useful. Some of this research also helps build a substantiated case for increased outdoor learning and play in education.
The following research is specifically focused on investigating the impact of the design and use of school grounds on children’s education and development.
The hidden curriculum of the secondary school grounds is recognised by most, if not all secondary school managers, but often in the context of the impression given to potential parents and the community rather than the way the quality of design and management might effect student attitudes.
Sussex University/Learning through Landscapes, 2005. Read the research.
Of the 700 schools surveyed...school grounds improvements were seen to have had a positive impact on overall attitudes to learning; academic achievement; behaviour; social interaction; self-esteem; and a significant reduction in bullying.
Learning through Landscapes, 2003. Read the research.