30thJune 2022

Bringing out the best: how to transform education and unleash the potential of every child

30.06.22|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |

This report by Times Education Commission is available online. It examines the UK's education system and considers the changes needed in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, declining social mobility, new technology and changing nature of work. The report includes reference to the role and opportunities presented by outdoor [...]

7thJune 2022

New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

07.06.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

Children in Scotland (6 June 2022) have shared details on this new report which reveals key findings from a group of young researchers. This includes reference to nature and outdoor spaces. This includes a case study report which makes reference to the value of outdoor spaces. For example, The Place, [...]

26thMay 2022

Local Approaches to Recovery: a thematic review

26.05.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Scotland's HM Inspectors of Education have published a new report examining a range of approaches taken to support improvement and recovery in establishments nominated by local authorities across Scotland. The report identifies common priorities reflected in improvement or recovery plans that aim to address some of the challenges for the [...]

5thJanuary 2022

Children being active outdoors through winter and the Covid-19 pandemic

05.01.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Early Intervention Foundation report published 26 November 2021 provides an evidence review of the impact of pandemic life on physical development in the early years. This blog by Jan White posted on Early Childhood Outdoors (17 December 2021) stresses the importance of being outdoors in early years settings, for [...]

7thDecember 2021

The John Muir Award and a pandemic recovery

07.12.21|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |

Rebecca Logsdon, Scotland Education Manager for the John Muir Award, reflects on a nearly 40 per cent increase in John Muir Award activity in schools compared to last academic year. Read more in this John Muir Trust news post (25 October 2021).