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July edition of the Creative STAR Newsletter is out now

Resources

These newsletters are packed full of great outdoor learning ideas, resources and news. If you wish to be added to the Creative STAR mailing list, visit the subscription page. You will receive a monthly newsletter containing information and updates about outdoor learning and play in Scotland and the…

Read More Published: 02.07.20

Take part in the Big Outdoor Art Challenge 6-12 July

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The #BigOutdoorArtChallenge is taking place during Children’s Art Week from 6 – 12 July and has been designed to encourage pupils to get creative and active, improving their health and wellbeing whilst having fun.

Read More Published: 02.07.20

Social and emotional learning resource for primary schools

Research Resources

Take a look at this resource from the Education Endowment Foundation with six recommendations for improving social and emotional learning in primary schools, which could be successfully delivered in an outdoor context.

Read More Published: 02.07.20

BIG 10 Days of Nature (at home!)

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Involve the whole family and get up virtually close with the amazing nature of the Cairngorms National Park. All the events are still online to be enjoyed at www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com

Read More Published: 02.07.20

Free-range kids: Why a child’s freedom to travel and play without supervision matters

Research Other

This Child in the City article (01-07-2020) from the University of British Columbia, describes how COVID-19 has resulted in major disruptions of everyday life including school, playground and park closures that have also limited where children can play, be active and be in nature. It shares research evidence…

Read More Published: 02.07.20

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry and Land Scotland Scottish Forestry Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland