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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

Learning in Local Greenspace - raising attainment in schools

Maths_Numeracy, Sciences, Expressive_Arts, Social_Studies, Health_Wellbeing Secondary SNH

This short film published by Grounds for Learning on 21 February 2018 highlights the benefits of Learning in Local Greenspace. It follows Shawlands Academy in Glasgow on one of their routine trips to Queens Park, where lessons include maths, science, geography, art and PE.

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Tool Use Guidance for outdoor and woodland learning

Technologies, Health_Wellbeing, Practicalities 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 tools to groups, using tools outdoors, a safety checklist, guides on tools and when to use them, benefits of tool use activities, and activity risk/ benefit assessment…

View PDF (1.9 MB) Created by FCS | Published: 19.07.17

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Health_Wellbeing Any_Age SNH

This document, available to download from the John Muir Trust website, outlines the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing', developed by The Centre for Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation. It illustrates how schools, mental health support groups, and outdoor centres have used the John Muir Award to help promote these themes.

View N/A Created by SNH | Published: 29.06.17

Avoiding bugs and germs outdoors

Health_Wellbeing Any_Age Any

This NHS resource offers simple precautions to help you avoid most bugs and germs, including ticks, whilst enjoying Scotland's outdoors.

View N/A Created by Any | Published: 22.06.17

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