May 13, 2021

Beach Lessons in Open-Air Classroom

The Fresh Air project is aimed to provide better air quality to children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open air school in Spain

COVID-19 has caused the closure of schools around the world. Globally, more than 1.2 billion children are not in the classroom. As a result, education has undergone tremendous changes, and with the rise of e-learning, remote teaching can be conducted on digital platforms. However, closing educational institutions and relying on e-learning will have a significant impact on students’ social life and mental health.

A school in Murcia, Spain is trying to combine fresh air with new teaching methods. A project called “Fresh Air” (Aire Limpio) aims to create better air quality for children during the COVID-19 pandemic through open learning and other methods.

Teachers prepare the beach at 8 a.m. The 20-minute course has eight lessons, and the group members rotate in different areas. Students are between 3 and 12 years old, and they maintain social distancing in class. So far, there have been no reports of coronavirus cases.

Members of the nearby residents’ association also dressed up as Roman soldiers to entertain the children. The students also learned life lessons from local fishermen, who taught them how to fish and how to make ends meet during the pandemic. (Via)

Open air school in Spain