This article in The Herald (29/7/21) Future of Education series explores how outdoors time was offered at one Stirlingshire school in the form of digital detox days during Covid restrictions. Many lessons outdoors, including art, maths and science, are being continued.
Child in the City (27/9/21) shares an article on How addressing our young kids’ COVID-19 learning loss is a matter of child’s play based on data and research from Alberta. This argues against narrow academic approaches in Covid recovery. The article provides a useful summary of child and adult led [...]
This Finding Nature blog (15 July 2021) with Dr Carly Butler, reports on a recent People and Nature Survey in England. Fewer people reported feeling a part of nature, despite nature being cited as important for people during the first lockdown in spring 2020.
This TES news article (25 June 2021) by head teacher Jay Helbert, shares how a strong ethos of outdoor learning has been a big part of the solution to the damaging impact of Covid lockdowns at Inveraray primary school in Argyll. Practice includes outdoor learning to deliver formal learning across [...]
This Guardian article (24 May 2021) reports on a Save The Children poll and research. This found that children are playing less with friends than ever. Along with other organisations, they are calling for a "summer of play".