Studying physical activity in children’s environments
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 [...]
Urban nature-based solutions (NbS) – webinar recording now available
Urban nature-based solutions (NbS) have the potential to offer cities a range of opportunities to build climate resilience, improve people’s health and wellbeing, foster social cohesion, enhance biodiversity and develop nature-based enterprises that contribute positively to local economies. However, this is at risk if people work within silos. The Connecting [...]
How to Maximise Your School Grounds For Outdoor Learning
School Outdoor Learning share some tips on how to develop your outdoor area, including low cost options, and share the evidence for the benefits of outdoor learning.
Children and young people’s views sought for open space and play consultation
Play Scotland are seeking your views on the consultation for Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments Regulations, particularly if you work with children and young people. Alongside the online consultation, tailored consultation packs suitable for children and young people are available on request. Children and young people can also [...]
Your views matter – Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessment – Scottish Government consultation on draft Regulations #OSSPSA
The Scottish Government consultation on the draft Regulations on Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessment has been published (17 December 2021). This consultation seeks feedback from those who will use the legislation, plus other interested parties and the wider public. The consultation will run until 31st March 2022 (in [...]
Curious Kids: Why are the northern lights only spotted near the North Pole?
This article in The Conversation (October 21, 2021) answers this question about the auroras, regularly visible near Earth’s North and South Poles. They are a direct connection between the Earth and what’s happening on the sun. Find out more about solar storms.
Reimagining public spaces for play and learning
This article in Child in the City (13 September 2021) shares research on ‘How to design a public play space where kids practice reading and STEM skills’. These ideas would be equally useful for school and setting grounds.
Engaging children with nature
This article in The Herald (28th August) shares NatureScot’s Top 10 ways to make space for nature. Or why not listen to this radio advert with its social media video. Useful advice for all schools and settings!