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Woodland Play in Schools

Health_Wellbeing, Practicalities Primary FCS

This film published by Grounds for Learning on 21 February 2018 film tells the story of how 3 schools have started to provide regular child-led free play in woodlands that are either in or immediately adjacent to their school grounds. Find out how children are developing social skills, improving behaviour,…

View Other Created by FCS | Published: 22.02.18

The Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland Bulletin January/February 2018

Interdisciplinary Any_Age FCS

This includes details about new OWL Groups, new publications (including the OWL Scotland 2016-17 report) and lots of opportunities to get involved in your local OWL group.

View PDF (1.1 MB) Created by FCS | Published: 21.02.18

School resources and links to support planting for pollinators

Interdisciplinary Any_Age SNH, FCS

Online resources from the Planting for Pollinators along the John Muir Way project, from the Central Scotland Green Network Trust.

View Other Created by SNH, FCS | Published: 25.01.18

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland Bulletin November/ December 2017

Interdisciplinary Any_Age FCS

This bulletin provides the latest updates from the local OWL Groups, new training opportunities and a warming Recipe of the Month.

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Fire Guidance for outdoor and woodland learning

Interdisciplinary Any_Age FCS

Outdoor & Woodland Learning (OWL) Scotland summary guidance to support skills development, training and specialist guidance delivered by trained practitioners. This includes: introducing fire to groups, building & lighting a fire, using fire outdoors, benefits of fire activities, environmental considerations, and activity risk/ benefit assessment forms.

View PDF (1.6 MB) Created by FCS | Published: 19.07.17

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