16thApril 2024

Nourishing children’s sense of wonder

16.04.24|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |

The Children & Nature Network have signposted this article by Scottish poet John Burnside in the New Statesman (3 April 2024). This argues that ‘nothing is more character-forming than enthusiasm for the natural world, and the openness and attentiveness it fosters’.

7thJune 2022

Connecting communities with their greenspaces through outdoor play

07.06.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors programme has helped many community-based organisations transform previously little used community greenspaces into thriving outdoor play areas. Connecting families across Scotland with local charities, it has encouraged use of local greenspaces in both urban and rural locations to facilitate outdoor play. Using community greenspaces in innovative [...]

12thMay 2022

Early learning and childcare (ELC) resources from Education Scotland

12.05.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

Access a virtual tour of inspiring examples of nature-based, child-led learning from across Scotland’s ELC sector and childcare provision. These short videos highlight how ELC settings used quality improvement methodology to increase time spent outdoors. Outdoor learning was also the subject of an ELC Quality Improvement Learning Exchange webinar in [...]