Outdoor play also has a significant impact on learning. Many of the basic learning skills teachers now want children to use in lessons are developed and honed through playing outside. These include collaboration, resilience, concentration and focus. By installing outdoor educational equipment such as trim trails, children can be motivated to take part in activities that will help develop these skills which can then be transferred to the classroom and more academic subjects.
Another benefit for teachers and parents is that taking part in physical activity can have a positive impact on behaviour. Studies have shown that when students take part in exercise they are much more likely to remain on task during lessons and be better behaved.