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Play Types Toolkit

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With the Loose Parts Play resource now updated, here’s a reminder of Play Types from Play Scotland.

Read More Published: 01.08.19

Join the conversation on the benefits of outdoor learning

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This blog post from The Conservation (4th June 2019), asks why outdoor learning isn’t used more in schools when it is shown to have has huge benefits for children and teachers? Links are provided to research evidence.

Read More Published: 01.08.19

Is it really Forest School?

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This article in The Guardian (25th June 2019) explores a new book which argues that some UK schools have jumped on the bandwagon of the popular Scandinavian idea, and the benefits of a ‘full fat’ versus ‘lite’ Forest school programme.

Read More Published: 31.07.19

Loose Parts Play now updated!

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Inspiring Scotland has produced an updated 2019 2nd edition of Loose Parts Play, written by Theresa Casey and Juliet Robertson. New features include a section on monitoring and evaluating the impact of loose parts play provision.

Read More Published: 31.07.19

WHO guidelines for children under 5 years of age

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Essential reading for families, carers, Early Learning and Childcare providers and policy makers, as this World Health Organisation 2019 summary report provides guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep, for children under 5 years of age. 

Read More Published: 31.07.19

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry Commission Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland