Outdoor equipment of umbrellas and chairs improves the health care, mental and emotional health wellness of ALLIES D49 staff by directly impacting where and how they can find space to rest as well as engaging in creating curriculum-based lessons, collaborative projects supporting team building, growth mindset opportunities, and creating exceptional lessons for students.


    With the new equipment, ALLIES staff use the outdoor classroom space for both relaxation and engaging in projects and lessons supporting educational learning in our school.  Friendships and bonds were created while supporting each other in activities and lessons.


    Both our staff and students have benefited from the use of the new equipment, exclaiming “Can we do this every day” and “I have learned so much in our outdoor classroom" with enthusiasm for being able to have an outdoor teacher's lounge area for wellness and opportunities for new class time. 


    The benefits of being able to go outside have been reflected in our staff being able to rest and have a calm space to go to during the workday.


    We have enjoyed receiving positive feedback from the staff that the health and wellness program at our school has significant and exceptional benefits.