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Are outdoor learning environments the smart answer for your school?

How does building an outdoor learning environment compare to building a traditional classroom?

A typical bricks and mortar classroom project can often take more than 12 months to design, develop and construct . An outdoor learning environment can be built within 2-3 months.

Outdoor learning environments have fewer restrictions; some states even have exemptions from Council for outdoor learning environments which can reduce project cost and fast track delivery.


How does an outdoor learning environment provide flexibility to timetabling?

As student numbers in Australia continue to increase, schools only have a certain amount of real estate to build on and wet or hot weather only compounds the problem. Schools are starting to run out of options.

Informal or formal outdoor learning environment provide flexibility by allowing a school to schedule a lesson in the outdoor environment or utilize it as a meeting point to conduct inquiry-based learning programs. Weather is no barrier with peripheral devices such as outdoor heating, waterproof fabrics and heat transfer technology in design. Students like a change of environment , the teacher has the chance to deliver the lesson in a different way, and the school benefits from the flexibility.


How can an outdoor learning environment benefit students?

Switching to another learning environment is effective in changing the mood of the class. It can limit disruptive behavior or distracted students by getting them out of the situation they’re in and recapturing their attention.


How do outdoor learning environments enhance a student’s education?

Creating a different environment from a traditional classroom allows a teachers to facilitate self-directed learning of the students which intertwines several curriculum areas in a project-based approach. The role of teaching beyond the classroom was a feature of future learning that was discussed by several experts.

Different students learn in different ways. Some by hearing, some by seeing it happen, some by trying – so an outdoor learning environment provides opportunities for different forms of delivery in an exciting and interactive way.

Greenline worked to our time line and delivered as per the spec. Their work was what was expected.

MBS PTY LTD, Mark Conroy

Friendly, professional communications and extensive help provided in the grant application process as well as excellent execution of the project.

Barnawartha Primary School - Bernadette Kelly

Extremely easy to deal with. Professional service. Very happy with the completed job.

Echuca East Primary School, Jodi Boal

I find engaging with Greenline completely professional. The customer service is exemplary and the three projects I have been involved in with Greenline gives me confidence in their communication, ability to meet deadlines and appease a customer, quality of work, competency in meeting regulations and OHS measures

I have great confidence in this team/company.

Wodonga Primary School, Damian Duncan

I have used Greenline for a number of years now as I have always found them to provide excellent customer service, great quality and reliability.

I have had a number of shade sails installed by Greenline and our most recent project was a covered walkway to provide extra shelter for our students.

From day one, the walkway was such a big hit, with so many students using it that we actually had to provide extra staff in the area for additional student supervision. Thank you Greenline.

Wyndham Central College - Bryan Wollard - Assistant Principal

From my first meeting with a Greenline representative I was very impressed with the professional presentation about the company as well as the work they would do and service they would provide if they were to construct our COLA project.

The process relating to construction was very well explained with timelines, contractors details and security and safety measures put in place. Communication throughout the project was regular and informative. Contractors working on site were very co-operative and professional whilst performing their construction tasks.

Overall, the finished product is absolutely great. It has exceeded all our expectations and is now a real asset for the school.

Greenline did a great job here and I would recommend them to any school wanting to develop a COLA.

Ardeer Primary School - Graham Miller - Principal