Research has shown that outdoor play is an essential element in helping children to becoming healthier individuals and better learners. Playing outside does not only increase children’s fitness levels but also helps children to develop their social skills and increases their ability to use their imagination. Most importantly a break in the fresh air helps children to become better learners as they are able to concentrate more in class and become more focused learners.
In response to parental feedback re indoor breaks, it is now school policy that we try as far as possible to ensure children get fresh air and exercise at playtime and lunchtime. Children will spend time outdoors even if there is light rain.
As we head towards days of typical Aberdeen autumn/winter weather could we ask that all children come to school prepared for the elements. Unless the weather is extremely bad we will encourage pupils to play outside where they are supervised by our experienced pupil support assistants.
Please ensure that your child comes to school with suitable outdoor wear and footwear. Waterproof jackets (everyday), and if possible waterproof trousers and wellington boots should be worn on wet days. We also recommend a change of clothes that could be left in school.