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 [...]
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 [...]
This Scottish Government report (29 March 2022) presents the findings on children’s play from the Scottish Parents’ omnibus survey of 1,004 parents of children and young people aged 0-18 across Scotland. This was conducted by Ipsos MORI Scotland between 1 November and 2December 2021. The survey explored children’s experiences of [...]
This article (20th July 2022) in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) explores how Forest School has become conflated with outdoor practice in schools, and how it is really just one approach to outdoor learning.
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 [...]
The Scottish Outdoor Access Code Education Resource pack is designed for use by anyone working with young people of all ages. It applies to any outdoor space, including local greenspace and the wider countryside. It is designed to encourage good responsible access in the outdoors. This includes schools, after school [...]