Class outdoors to fight COVID-19

Despite the cold and the snow, many teachers decided to continue teaching outside, to the delight of the children.

In Stéphanie Tardif’s class in Lévis, the 15 students spend a good part of their time outside.

The learnings remain the same as those that could be taught inside a classroom.

“I really take the elements of nature, what we see with the students, the interests that emerge, and then I add the essential knowledge of the program,” she explained in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.

The teacher says she sees a growing improvement in the gross motor skills of her students with such a device.

“We currently have three classes that can sometimes spend between 1:45 and 2:15 outside,” said Charles-Rodrigue school principal Christine Guay.

In cold weather, students spend about an hour outside, come home to warm up and then go to the bathroom before going out.

The enthusiasm for this kind of initiative does not seem to be waning and will be taken into account in the expansions of several schools in the area, in particular the Pixels and Saint-Apollinaire schools.

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