25thMay 2023

Lessons in Grass: Greening School Grounds

25.05.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Checkout this fantastic video from the Children & Nature Network. It features simple and easily replicated approaches from an education centre in the Czech Republic. The Czech case study is described here along with the key aspects: Engaging and simple. Lessons in Grass encourages using spaces, materials and resources that are [...]

4thApril 2023

Places and children’s health workshop 3 May University of Glasgow

04.04.23|Categories: Events, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow are offering this Places and children's health workshop on Wednesday, 3rd May from 10am-4pm in the ARC, University of Glasgow. The workshop is designed for policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and other professionals whose work or interests lie in understanding how [...]

4thApril 2023

Studying physical activity in children’s environments

04.04.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SPACES is a Scotland-wide, long-term, research study exploring how young people use, experience, and move within their environments. In this new video, Paul McCrorie explains what the SPACES study, its impact so far, and its future direction. A series of infographics provide an overview of each of the four research areas: Physical activity [...]

22ndNovember 2022

My Place photography competition – Entries open for 2023!

22.11.22|Categories: Events, Places|Tags: , , , |

The Scottish Civic Trust are reminding everyone to get your entries in for the 2023 My Place Photography competition! Entries will close at 11:59pm on 27th March 2023. My Place Photography Competition encourages young people aged 4-18 in Scotland to explore their local buildings, places and archaeology. The theme for [...]

14thSeptember 2022

Protecting playgrounds from traffic air pollution with roadside greening

14.09.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

Evidence has been shared which shows that exposure to airborne particulate matter is linked with impaired neuro-development and cognitive function. These findings demonstrate that roadside vegetation near playgrounds can be designed, installed and maintained to achieve rapid, significant and cost-effective improvement of air quality.