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Scotland ‘gets it right’ for children

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Child in the City report (30-07-2018) on Chief Executive of Play Scotland, Marguerite Hunter Blair and the Getting it Right for Play programme, designed to develop high-level national play policy initiatives that should greatly benefit Scotland’s communities by ensuring the child’s ‘right to play’.

Read More Published: 02.08.18

Is your nursery taking part in innovative practice? (This could be outdoors!)

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This survey by the Scottish Government and partners is seeking examples from practitioners. If you are delivering funded ELC and you believe your setting is demonstrating innovation in some aspect of practice and that this is benefitting children’s development, use this form via this link to describe the…

Read More Published: 01.08.18

National Playday: It’s good for adults as well as kids

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This article on National Playday by Andrew Sharkey in The Scotsman (1st August 2018) outlines the benefits of outdoor play, learning and Scouting in Scotland

Read More Published: 01.08.18

Connecting Indian children with outdoors and nature

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This Child in the City news item (25.07.18) features Indian educationalist and aProCh founder Kiran Bir Sethi who describes how gadgets and indoor play have resulted in the child of today missing out on the joys of nature and outdoor life experienced by previous generations, and the steps…

Read More Published: 01.08.18

Muddy Faces activities

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.Some great outdoor activities covering a range of themes are shared on the Muddy Faces outdoor hub.

Read More Published: 01.08.18

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