25thJanuary 2023

Muddy Faces Outdoor Practitioner magazines – available free online

25.01.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Muddy Faces provide a link on their outdoor practitioner hub to access and download Issues 1-4 of their online magazines for FREE. These issues focus on Health & Wellbeing, Forest School, Handwashing outdoors, and Outdoor Clothing, with feature articles and activity ideas. Perfect for Early Years, primary schools, Forest School [...]

25thJanuary 2023

Breeze Forest School programme: Forest School Research

25.01.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

The Forest School Association have shared information on Scotswood Garden's Breeze Forest School Programme in the north of England. The report offers an in-depth evaluation of the last 3 years of the programme, delivered by Scotswood Garden, an FSA Recognised Forest School Provider, together with 4 partner schools and Newcastle [...]

15thNovember 2022

Wee Forest takes root at Queen Margaret University’s Outdoor Learning Hub

15.11.22|Categories: Places|Tags: , , , , , |

Wee Forests provide a great resource for Outdoor Learning and for STEM learning outdoors. NatureScot provided funding to establish a Wee Forest at Queen Margaret University's Outdoor Learning Hub in 2022.  This means every year hundreds of undergraduate school teachers learn about the benefits of teaching outdoors. Check out this [...]

22ndSeptember 2022

Why we might be getting outdoor education (very) wrong

22.09.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

School Outdoor Learning have shared this TES article about outdoor education. In particular, this quote stood out, "No research proves that forest school is any more beneficial than any other type of outdoor learning." The point being that all time spent learning outdoors is good for children and teachers. Forest [...]

22ndSeptember 2022

Forest Kindergarten subsidiary courses: Fire and Tools – new training dates available + more

22.09.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , , |

These courses are being offered in various locations around Scotland. Dates, locations and booking details are as follows: Abriachan Forest Trust: Using Fire in Forest Kindergarten 29th of October 10-3pm- Abriachan Forest Classroom- book here Using Tools in Forest Kindergarten 12th November 10-3pm- Abriachan Forest Classroom- book here Shelters and [...]