This is the best kind of classroom:
No walls, just sky and trees
This is the best kind of classroom:
No radiators, just a gentle breeze.

You can learn well here,
As the birds sing,
About your place
In the scheme of things.

You can make up poems
About woodland flowers
Why, it’s almost as interesting
As the Literacy Hour!

This is the best kind of classroom
It’s a journey through time and space
From the smallest seed to the largest tree
This is a forest and a learning place;

This is the best kind of classroom
Where the seasons don’t happen in books
Where the learning is watching and thinking and talking
And everyone notices, everyone looks.

by Ian MacMillan