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

30thNovember 2023

Residential Outdoor Education Bill

The John Muir Trust have shared how the Scottish Government Cross Party Group heard from Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre who shared good practice through their John Muir Award case study. See the Proposed Schools (Residential Outdoor Education) (Scotland) Bill here.

29thNovember 2023

Young people – green skills, careers and employability

Outdoor learning can support connection to nature and interest in working in and for the environment. Youthlink Scotland have developed some useful resources to help address the issues for young people interested in these career paths: Green Employability. What is a green job, and what skills can young people develop [...]

29thNovember 2023

Youthlink Scotland contributes to outdoor thinking

Youthlink Scotland have shared their Annual Report 2022/23. This includes reference to their links with outdoor contexts including: Contributing to Outdoor Learning Network Recognition of youth work's adaptability through digital, outdoor, and other programs during the Covid-19 period. Participation in the National Outdoor Education Advisory Group Contributing to creating outdoor [...]

28thNovember 2023

Children’s rights for our planet

Child in the City share Six ways children’s rights can help create a cleaner, healthier planet for all (23 November 2023)

28thNovember 2023

Improving primary science guidance advocates real world learning

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have published a new guidance report, “Improving Primary Science”, complete with six practical, evidence-based recommendations to support primary science teachers and leaders in making meaningful improvements to their current science teaching provision. One of these recommendations includes linking science learning to relevant, real-world contexts e.g. “Taking [...]

28thNovember 2023

Conversations within the education community on climate change

TEESNet (Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability) have shared this online ET (Elephant Times) magazine. Elephant Times 4.2 Seeking Conversations Education and Climate Crisis aspires to stimulate conversations within the education community and with those concerned about, or campaigning on, climate issues.  It highlights the needs of learners, the role [...]