25thJuly 2023

Outdoor practice articles

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The Forest School Association latest news bulletin shares this EVC (Educational Visits Coordinator) Magazine summer edition. Set within an England/ Wales context, this includes articles of interest to outdoor practitioners more generally. Read about supporting swifts in school buildings (p 14), Forest School programme principles (p18), biophobia (p20), risk perception [...]

30thMay 2023

Planning a school group off-site visit? The Going Out There toolkit is now updated!

30.05.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Going Out There (GOT) Toolkit has now gone live. The main change is to the format of the Risk Assessment templates and worked examples. The Toolkits supplement the advice in the main GOT document and provide everything required to plan and organise all categories of visits.  This includes planning [...]

28thJune 2022

Water Safety Educational Resources

28.06.22|Categories: Events, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

New educational resources for the senior phase are now available on Education Scotland’s Water Safety page. Water Safety Scotland is hosting a water safety open day on 25 July. This event is to mark the World Health Organisation’s second annual Drowning Prevention Day. Find out more.

6thApril 2022

Outdoor Challenge: Special Report – A taste for adventure… and risk

06.04.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

How can organised outdoor spaces compensate for children’s lack of risk and challenge in everyday life?  Nursery World (March 29, 2022) explores this topic, with input from the Forest School Association. Sara Knight explores Forest School perspective on risk in this Early Education article .