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.
In partnership with Water Safety Scotland, Education Scotland have brought together partner agencies to create learning resources to support water safety education across all ages and stages. Find out more.
Check out this new practice note developed by the Care Inspectorate. It has been designed for ELC staff to help keep children safe on trips and outings. This will still ensure children have opportunities to be curious and develop their learning.
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 .
Sitting around a campfire is often a highlight of Forest School and other outdoor programmes. The Forest School Association have re-shared a guidance note of potential risks and ways to mitigate these. To subscribe to FSA newsletters use this link.
Check out the updated guidance under the Scottish Framework for Safe Practice in Off-site Visits, developed in partnership by the Scottish Government, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE), Education Scotland, and the Association of Directors of Education, with input from other partners [...]
Services supporting outdoor learning are provided by these Scottish organisations.