4thApril 2023

Report highlights need for school children to be more connected to nature

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

This NatureScot press release (30 March, 2023) shares this new report from NatureScot and partners. This is the most extensive research to be published since 2014 on this topic. This report highlights how Scotland’s children could be offered increased amounts of outdoor learning and play. This approach can stimulate a [...]

30thJune 2022

Bringing out the best: how to transform education and unleash the potential of every child

30.06.22|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |

This report by Times Education Commission is available online. It examines the UK's education system and considers the changes needed in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, declining social mobility, new technology and changing nature of work. The report includes reference to the role and opportunities presented by outdoor [...]

7thJune 2022

Mapping the Green Team’s Impact in and around Edinburgh

07.06.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , , , |

The Green Team are passionate about supporting young people to find their place in nature. 2021 was a challenging year but their first impact report reveals it was their busiest year yet, with nearly 1,000 young people taking part in the group’s programmes. Check out the Green Team 2021 impact [...]

26thMay 2022

Local Approaches to Recovery: a thematic review

26.05.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

17thMay 2022

The Children’s Parliament – Climate Changemakers impact report

17.05.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

The Children’s Parliament have announced the release of their Climate Changemakers impact report  (March 2022).  This report captures the journey from their work from October 2020 to February 2022.  Reflecting on experiences, this report highlights the process, learnings, reflections and impact so far, as well as recommendations for the future [...]

6thApril 2022

NatureScot’s Learning in Local Greenspace Project Evaluation Report published

06.04.22|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , |

NatureScot has published the evaluation report on the Learning in Local Greenspace project. More than 6000 young people in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Scotland have benefitted from this project to encourage learning outdoors. National newspapers have also shared these findings. This article in  The National describes how [...]

24thMarch 2022

Successful Approaches to Learning Outdoors: An Education Scotland Report by HM Inspectors Feb 2022

24.03.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Scotland's HM Inspectors of Education have published a new report highlighting features of effective practice in outdoor learning.  The context is provided by Education Scotland here. This report forms part of Scottish Government’s Education Recovery: Key Actions and Next Steps.