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

30thNovember 2022

Scottish Invasive Species Initiative School Film Project

Check out the final two productions from the SISI Primary School Film project! Primary school pupils have worked with SISI staff and Media Education to learn about invasive species and film making. Milnes Primary School have created a film about Japanese knotweed - and what we can to do tackle [...]

22ndNovember 2022

My Place photography competition – Entries open for 2023!

The Scottish Civic Trust are reminding everyone to get your entries in for the 2023 My Place Photography competition! Entries will close at 11:59pm on 27th March 2023. My Place Photography Competition encourages young people aged 4-18 in Scotland to explore their local buildings, places and archaeology. The theme for [...]

22ndNovember 2022

Unlocking National Nature Reserves with the John Muir Award

The John Muir Trust has shared (September 2022) how the John Muir Award helps people benefit from and take care of our National Nature Reserves (NNR). These examples focus on NNR experiences within Scotland’s National Parks. This includes the Junior Ranger Programme in the Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond [...]

22ndNovember 2022

Case Study: John Muir Award in Wild Glasgow

In this JMA case study (published 10 November 2022), find out how Blairvadach Outdoor Education Centre at Pinkston Basin uses the John Muir Award as its main engagement tool to connect Glasgow pupils with nature in the inner city.

17thNovember 2022

Nature-based play: fostering connections for children’s wellbeing and climate resilience

This Nature-based Play publication (Candiracci, Sara et al, 2022) explores the important relationship between play, nature and climate resilience, considering the perspectives of leading urban development, early childhood, play and nature-based solutions experts. This is followed by case studies from cities around the world that demonstrate how local governments, business and [...]