A recent study has indicated that a green environment could enhance academic achievement. The research showed that children who lived and learned in natural wooded and grassed areas had better spatial working memory, which is linked to higher academic attainment.
Almost 5,000 English young people were involved in the study, which was published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology. The authors wanted to see how important shared green spaces were to a trait strongly linked to academic performance, among other things.
We have always thought our beautiful surroundings here at HOHS must be good for learning, but now it’s official; when our pupils are playing in the woods and running around on the lawns, they are not only developing their muscle power – they are building brainpower too!