Alison Motion: 7 principles of play help kids fulfil their potential


This Scotsman article (Thursday 13 September 2018) by Alison Motion, Director of Grounds for Learning, provides a great nutshell description of how David Sobel’s seven principles of natural play and explores how we are addressing and delivering this in Scotland.

Read More Published: 13.09.18

Middleton Park Primary’s school garden and outdoor learning

Take a guided tour around their school garden with this video by Middleton Park Primary’s pupils. This Aberdeen City primary school is featured in this post by Creative Star Learning Ltd. and notes how their school Inspection report highlights the use of outdoor learning as an approach…

Read More Published: 05.09.18

Have you got Nature Deficit Disorder?


This Telegraph article by Alice Wilkinson (6 February 2017) describes the benefits of contact with nature, and compares the UK to other countries, including Scandinavia.

Read More Published: 30.08.18

‘In 2035 every 18 year old will be an ‘Outdoor Citizen’


This English-based campaign is from the Outdoor Council. Read more about it here.

Read More Published: 29.08.18

Why Outdoor Learning


Read this blog post by Martin Smith (July 31, 2018) on the Every Child Should website, and find useful references from the evidence base.

Read More Published: 29.08.18

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