Public Health Scotland have shared a news story (6 July 2022) and published a report on the use of greenspace during Covid-19. The paper is published jointly by Public Health Scotland, NatureScot and MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow on behalf of the data and evidence [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Finding Nature News has shared this NPR Morning Edition story (21 December, 2021) which highlights how schools in the US are taking and keeping classes outdoors, regardless of the weather. Shared with permission of the Children & Nature Network.
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 [...]
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).