EAC LOST Newsletter #49 – start planning your year of outdoor learning!
The latest East Ayrshire LOST bulletin #49 is out now. This provides a spotlight on Dates for Your Diary 2022 -23, plus great links to resources. From Maths week to World Book day - make an early start on planning your full year of outdoor learning!
Piloting a Transformative Evaluation approach – with an East Ayrshire P6 class and teacher
Read about a transformative evaluation approach that captures the impact of learning outdoors. The John Muir Award is used to inspire action for wild places, and narrow the poverty related attainment gap through improving young people’s health, literacy, and numeracy. You can also find the school case study here.
East Ayrshire’s LOST Issue 46 (April, 2022) shares suggestions for outdoor experiences for those pupils unable to take part in residentials. For example, Loch Down Lodge provides suggestions for outdoor adventure activities that can be done in school grounds or further afield. This issue also shares useful resources from partner [...]
Shortlees Primary School outdoor learning culture celebrated!
Congratulations to Shortlees’ primary school, East Ayrshire Council! Education Scotland has recognised their great outdoor learning practice, and their case study can be found in the new Achieving Excellence and Equity 2022:NIF and Improvement Plan (page 48 of the download). East Ayrshire’s LOST team report that Shortlees celebrated their achievement by [...]
Heritage Hero Awards – a Primary School case study
The latest LOST newsletter #42 from East Ayrshire includes a new Heritage Hero case study. This illustrates work done by Drongan Primary School pupils on the theme of 'Our Village'. Check out the LOST newsletter for winter season ideas and resources - catch up here.
Learning challenges for COP26
East Ayrshire LOST share some great learning and teaching resources in Issue 41 of their latest newsletter. This includes 5 challenges to learn about COP26, find out more about the issues and to take action. For example, why not try EAC LOST COP 26 Challenge - Nature? See all challenges on [...]
Nature supports wellbeing and attainment in East Ayrshire schools
NatureScot and The John Muir Trust share how they are Connecting people and nature through the #MakeSpaceForNature campaign in East Ayrshire schools.
Rewilding nature – growing for wildlife
The LOST team in East Ayrshire provide some great links and learning and teaching resources around using and improving biodiversity in your local spaces, including tree planting and the carbon cycle.