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Primary pupils campaign for clean air

This  'SEPAVIEW' magazine May 2016 article describes how primary school pupils in East Renfrewshire chose the recent national Walk to School Week to encourage fellow pupils and their parents to walk, cycle or scoot to school year-round after taking part in our ‘Learn about air’ air quality project.…

Read More Published: 01.06.16

John Muir Award Spring News 2016

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This JMA bulletin includes useful articles on character, attainment, inclusion, plus Religious & Moral Education through Outdoor Learning, and more.

Read More Published: 01.06.16

Outdoor Learning: The Extended Classroom – Animation

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Watch this great animation from Architecture & Design Scotland, exploring all the opportunities for learning outdoors. Great for pupils and teachers alike - could your students design their own animation of how they use spaces beyond the school building?

Read More Published: 01.06.16

Mud pies and green spaces – why children do better when they can get outdoors

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With the current focus on improving attainment, this article by Dr Greg Mannion, University of Stirling, on why children do better when they can get outdoors is still relevant. It refers to international and national research evidence, including that conducted for Scottish Natural Heritage and partners.

Read More Published: 01.06.16

Bees and pollination lesson plan

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As part of Scotland’s Nature Festival, one of the event participants, a teacher from Girvan Primary has created this wonderful lesson plan for her students on bees and pollination - it includes indooor and outdoor elements. This forms part of Scottish Natural Heritage's  Nature Festival resources for…

Read More Published: 24.05.16

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