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Going Out There - Scottish Framework for Safe Practice in Off-site Visits

Practicalities Any_Age Any

Practical advice and guidance provided by Scottish Government, HSE, ADES, SAPOE and Education Scotland, including Toolkits pages which provide generic risk assessments and generic visit plans that can be downloaded and edited, for a range of outdoor contexts.

View Other Created by Any | Published: 29.08.18

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

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

Climate Ready Places Lesson Plans

Interdisciplinary, Social_Studies, Health_Wellbeing, Practicalities Primary, Secondary SNH

These Adaptation Scotland resources help students to think about their place and different environments, climate change impacts, aspects of their place and how they might improve it, plus consider their own place in the context of a changing climate. These resources could support place based learning outdoors.

View Other Created by SNH | Published: 07.03.17

Autumn activity pack

Practicalities Early_Years, Primary FCS

A selection of woodland based activities including nature spotting, wildlife tracks and signs, and how to make natural cone bird feeders.

View PDF Created by FCS | Published: 27.09.16

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