Finding or Funding Clothing – Warm and dry clothing helps children focus on the learning at hand and expands the range of seasons and weather when outdoor learning and play can take place.
The Scandinavian saying ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing’ is almost true. Most school uniforms are not designed with outdoor learning and play in mind, and most teachers dress codes the same.
A good set of waterpoofs and wellies can allow children outdoors in all conditions, transforming wet, windy or cold days into learning experiences. Don’t forget your staff team as well!
However we also know that many families struggle to afford such clothing, or indeed know what ‘good’ outdoor clothing looks like. Many schools, early years and childcare settings are therefore finding ways to have class-sets of clothing to borrow. This simple sheets helps you go about creating your own school library of clothing.