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Outdoor play boosts children’s performance in class, says research

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This Child in the City article (10 October 2017) reports on a study from Norway which has found associations between the extent of children’s outdoor play and their ability to make progress in school.

Read More Published: 03.01.18

Free ‘Brilliant Residentials’ e-learning for schools

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See this Learning Away opportunity (posted 28th November 2017) offering some free e-learning INSET about Brilliant Residentials in January and February 2018, to pilot an exciting new suite of CPD materials in January.

Read More Published: 12.12.17

Animation about the role of woodlands and climate change

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A PASTFORWARD-project animation to highlight the importance of forest understorey vegetation and how this layer may be impacted by global changes.

Read More Published: 12.12.17

IUCN Youth Voices Curriculum Sourcebook out now

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This IUCN resource, published in 2017, provides information, and learning pathways and ideas for activities for different age groups across  themes of: Nature conservation, Climate change, Water, Oceans, Forests, Gender, Species, Protected Areas, to complement and enhance existing school curricula, and  Learning for Sustainability.

Read More Published: 12.12.17

Discovering the Secrets of the Celtic Rainforest

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This great article written by 2 pupils for Plantlife Scotland, describes how Fintry and Buchlyvie Primary 7 classes surveyed different types of mosses, lichens and trees to identify what makes a Celtic Rainforest and achieve their John Muir Celtic Rainforest Discovery Award.

Read More Published: 12.12.17

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