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11thAugust 2022

Outdoor Learning ethos won over Ofsted

11.08.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

School Outdoor Learning have shared this article on how Outdoor Learning Ethos Won Over Ofsted. They describe how a former head credits outdoor learning with turning his struggling school around. They saw improved academic attainment, pupils enjoying their learning and happier staff when they adopted an outdoor learning ethos. For [...]

4thAugust 2022

Developing nature based skills in young people and connecting children to nature in urban settings

04.08.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cities Connecting Children to Nature have shared some great resources. These are designed  to support those working to connect urban children to nature and develop outdoor nature based skills in young people.  The strategic toolkit and guidance document are set in the US context, but will be of value to [...]

3rdAugust 2022

Nature based play publication now available

03.08.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Play Scotland has shared this new publication (July 2022) Nature-Based Play which is free to download. It has been produced in partnership between Arup and the Real Play Coalition. The publication explores the positive connections nature-based play can make between children’s wellbeing and climate resilience. This aims to  inspire local [...]

2ndAugust 2022

Do different amounts of nature exposure in childhood affect adult sensory processes?

02.08.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This study examined the mediating role of sensory profiles in the relationships between childhood nature exposure, and adulthood nature relatedness and creativity. Results suggest that children with lower levels of nature exposure grow up to exhibit a high tendency to miss subtle sensory stimuli. In turn, this sensory processing pattern  [...]