An outdoor classroom is a structured learning environment made of natural materials and has many benefits. An outdoor classroom creates opportunities for students to experience nature during the school day, which is proven to lessen stress in our daily lives.
The idea is to create an amphitheater-style area close to the school building, allowing for movement while learning. Ideally, a shaded part would provide use even on warm days. The design would include a presentation space, and the student chairs will be logs or wooden benches, so they do not need to sit on the ground.
The plan is to solicit help from community members to assist in creating this new space that benefits all students at Powhatan High School.
PHS English: Kathryn Duncan and Althea Hudson