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Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 – good news for open space and play

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Notably, this Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, newly in statute, includes the requirement for each planning authority to prepare and publish an open space strategy (section 3G), and also to make a play sufficiency assessment (16D) – assessing the sufficiency of play opportunities in its area for children and…

Read More Published: 07.08.19

The Burnie Journey Song

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Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) worked with Fernielea Primary School, Aberdeen, to develop this wonderful song about the local Burnie, a creative way to develop flood awareness resilience. More information about the project can be found here

Read More Published: 07.08.19

Sustainable Development Goals for teachers

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Oxfam provide this guide which includes a useful summary of curriculum links for each country (p11). Notably Scotland entitles all pupils to Learning for Sustainability, which aligns with the SDGs, encompassing GCE, sustainable development education and outdoor learning.

Read More Published: 06.08.19

OWL Scotland June/July 2019 bulletin out now!

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Catch up on news from OWL Scotland and the OWL Groups, including opportunities for training here.

Read More Published: 01.08.19

Natural play spaces can benefit children’s health says American study

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Children in Nature Network news (12th July, 2019) features a study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville published by Children, Youth, and Environments. The study found that playgrounds that mimic the natural environment have physical and mental benefits for preschool children. Provided with permission from the Children &…

Read More Published: 01.08.19

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