Learning through Landscapes and Architecture & Design Scotland are collaborating on the ‘Climate Ready School Grounds’ project through 2022-23. The project will connect the Scottish Learning for Sustainability, Learning Estate Strategy and Climate Change Plan. This will be done through consultation and collaboration, and sharing guidance with both architects and [...]
C&NN’s Research Digest in March has highlighted extensive research on the benefits of gardening, including academic, environmental, mental and physical health benefits of gardening for children. Read the March Research Digest.
This Child in the City article (28-03-2022) shares research which explores barriers preventing some children being physically active at break times. Children are also facing a reduction in the amount of time outside provided by schools, as well as exercise outside school hours.
School grounds can be great places to install raingardens or develop a raingarden project. As well as contributing to climate adaptation, they can provide interest and activity across the year groups. In Scotland a raingarden project would fit well with Learning for Sustainability. Check out these great resources for schools or [...]
This article published online (16 August 2021) by Andy Ruck and Greg Mannion, provides ethnographic insight into the more-than-human relationships enacted through young people’s participation in school grounds conservation. It notes that students ‘need not travel to celebrated or protected landscapes to participate in conservation activities. Instead, school grounds and [...]