24thMay 2022

New community cycling fund launches

24.05.22|Categories: Funding|Tags: , , , , |

Visit Scotland share news (19 May 2022) that communities across Scotland are to be given the chance to celebrate the transformative power of the bike. This is thanks to the launch of a £1 million fund to support sustainable cycling projects and events. Find more information on the funding here.

9thFebruary 2022

Listen to the Play Well podcast on play, sport, and physical activity in children

09.02.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Play Scotland have shared Episode 6 of the Play Well podcast series. This episode explores play, sport, and physical activity, and how play can lead to better outcomes for all children. The discussion includes Play Scotland’s Head of Projects Cherie Morgan with Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland Lee Craigie, and Thrive [...]

5thJanuary 2022

Children being active outdoors through winter and the Covid-19 pandemic

05.01.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Early Intervention Foundation report published 26 November 2021 provides an evidence review of the impact of pandemic life on physical development in the early years. This blog by Jan White posted on Early Childhood Outdoors (17 December 2021) stresses the importance of being outdoors in early years settings, for [...]

14thOctober 2021

Risky Play matters

14.10.21|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

School Outdoor Learning have shared this article (6 October 2021) about group of daycare centres in Australia which have adapted their setting and practice. They aim..."to increase children's exposure to risk. It involves letting children experiment and push themselves without knowing the exact outcome and without adult intervention." There have [...]