14thOctober 2021

Scottish Forestry Community Fund

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The Scottish Forestry Community Fund is now open for 2021/22. The Fund supports groups and organisations that encourage people to use woods more. Eligible activities include schemes that promote physical activity such as walking, safe routes to school, natural play and adventure play.

14thOctober 2021

Risky Play matters

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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 [...]

13thOctober 2021

Newly designed outdoor learning resources from LTL!

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Learning Through Landscapes have launched their first set of newly designed resources for outdoor learning, covering a range of different subjects and school phases. There will be more to come in future weeks and months. These resources are sorted into 4 categories: Early years, Primary, Secondary, and Play activities for [...]

13thOctober 2021

Creating positive outdoor experiences on parental attitudes outdoors

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This EIS Action Research Grant project focused on exploring parental ideas on accessing local outdoor space, in a class of Primary 3 pupils.  Barriers that parents/ carers identify when it comes to accessing the local outdoors were explored. The report explores whether the pupils’ positive outdoor experiences have the potential [...]

30thSeptember 2021

The importance of children’s play

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Child in the City (27/9/21) shares an article on How addressing our young kids’ COVID-19 learning loss is a matter of child’s play based on data and research from Alberta. This argues against narrow academic approaches in Covid recovery. The article provides a useful summary of child and adult led [...]

23rdSeptember 2021

The child in the city

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Child in the City (9 September 2021) provides this great review of the urban child’s experience, based on the 1978 book by Colin Ward. How this changed across time, and how can we improve the urban child’s experience?