More evidence for the benfits of outdoor learning, from schools that have put this in to practice, in this Guardian article. " It’s all about purpose. Simply letting a class of 30 outdoors for a lesson does not make it learning". Follow the link for the full article.
This Guardian article (June 2016) describes Branching Out, a trailblazing approach by Forestry Commission Scotland and local health boards, which supports mental health and wellbeing and helps participants learn new skills outdoors.
This Fife project has become the 200th initiative to be part of this innovative national outdoor activity programme which supports people with long-term mental health problems. The Branching Out programme has been developed and is supported by Forestry Commission Scotland.
Scottish Natural Heritage's The Forum biodiversity newsletter spring issue 2016. The many interesting articles include the north-east Scotland schools camera trapping project (p1-2) and the Green fingers, Green space, Green awards for communities and schools (P16-17). Subscribe to or access further issues here.