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How Playtime is changing in Western Australia

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This news article (22 Jul 2018) describes how some schools in Western Australia now support adventure, risk and nature play outdoors.

Read More Published: 01.08.18

Outdoor nurseries – what are the benefits?

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Juliet Robertson of Creative Star Learning Ltd. recently shared a timely reminder about this Nursery World article from 2015 looking at different approaches around the UK and benefits to children.

Read More Published: 01.08.18

Access to green and blue space is a National Performance Indicator

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The revised National Performance Framework launched in June 2018 sets a vision for Scotland and includes actions for children and the environment, and visits to the outdoors, within the set of 81 Indicators to measure progress.

Read More Published: 01.08.18

Busby Primary pupils create edible vertical garden

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Greenspace Scotland report (13 June 2018) how pupils from this East Renfrewshire primary school have created their own edible vertical garden which they built with the help of a world-renowned Spanish landscape artist

Read More Published: 01.08.18

Getting Scotland’s children and young people moving

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Read this Scottish Government news report 12/07/18 on ‘A More Active Scotland: Scotland’s Physical Activity Delivery Plan’. The report stresses that the early years is a vitally important period to intervene to improve outcomes for children. Currently, 76% of children meet the average daily guidelines on physical activity,…

Read More Published: 26.07.18

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