Find updates on play, learning, and the environment, from across the wider network in Scotland – and beyond.

25thAugust 2021

Job opportunities for biodiversity and outdoor learning in West Dunbartonshire!

West Dunbartonshire Council are currently recruiting two full time permanent posts. This is for a Project Lead to deliver Greenspace and Biodiversity related projects, and a Countryside Ranger post based at Balloch Country Park. The Countryside Ranger post includes a focus on outdoor learning support to re-establish the West Dunbartonshire [...]

24thAugust 2021

Islay’s flowering verges

This post in Scottish Pollinators (23 August 2021) describes how simple changes in verge management on Islay reaps huge benefits for pollinators, and adds to the beauty of the island. Why not try something like this in your school grounds and routes to school?

24thAugust 2021

Free-ranging kids?

This article in The Guardian (16 August 2021) explores the benefits of “free-range parenting”, providing children with more freedom to play outdoors, in the context of our increasingly risk-averse society.

19thAugust 2021

Glasgow primary children regenerate local wasteland by planting trees

This Daily Record article (27 July 2021) describes how pupils at St Teresa's Primary school in Glasgow have been learning more about their local area and improving it. This is just the sort of action that is recognised by the Learning for Sustainabilty Awards! Hurry though, nominations close 12th September [...]

19thAugust 2021

An upland landscape transformed – an animation

The John Muir Trust’s Wild Inside Issue 42 shares a video from Rewilding Britain. This new animation imagines how an upland landscape can be transformed. Why not debate and discuss this with pupils studying environmental science and geography. Outdoor field work can also bring these issues to life.

12thAugust 2021

International Youth Day – transforming food systems

This blog post on Scotland’s Nature, for international youth day (12 August 2021), explores the theme of transforming food systems. How can young people learn more about Scotland’s food system and get involved?