This handy flyer pictures key OWL Scotland educational resources with a brief descriptor, age and stage and how to find it. This includes newly available resources such as a Gaelic version of the popular Tree Stories resource and an updated Wee Green Fingers Pack - Biodiversity Gardening for Young Children.…
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.
A toolkit for the use of school grounds for playing out of teaching hours, providing case studies, rationale and practical tools. Part of the Scottish Play Strategy, this resource is aimed at head teachers, parent councils and local community organisations. Free to download, or order a hardcopy at postage cost.
National School Grounds Week 2016 has a focus on maths outdoors. You can find some useful resources for the week as well as curriculum linked activities and lesson ideas on the Learning Through Landscapes website. Follow the link to sign up for more information and a termly newsletter.
A summary of what providers felt about whether the John Muir Award helps to improve attainment among participants. There is also a link to a full report on Attainment and the John Muir Award in Scotland.