Natalie White, Outdoor Learning Development Officer for Education Scotland has been working with ClimbScotland and the NIBAS and NICAS schemes, to create a resource that supports both instructors and teachers to define common language when using climbing or bouldering walls, and allow pupils to easily identify SALs(Significant Aspects of Learning)
A PDF document entitled: 'The world beneath our feet: Connecting soils and curriculum' is available from the Outdoor and Woodland Learning Scotland website.
The attached resources clearly link Significant Aspects of Learning in PE (Curriculum for Excellence) to the Snowsports and will be of particular interest to PE teachers and anyone who is teaching snowsports to children as part of the curriculum. 

There will be more to follow on roller skiing and Nordic skiing. In addition, the working party for climbing and bouldering has also started and hopefully soon orienteering, watch this space! 

These resources and others are on GLOW #outdoorlearning plc 

Please encourage staff and teachers to access them, as this is a sustainable way of sharing and supporting each other.

Education Scotland: Citizen Science

Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:46
Education Scotland’s Citizen Science in Curriculum for Excellence Guide is now live on the website and can be downloaded from the Sciences page

Wild About Plants

Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:26
The Saving Our Magnificent Meadows project which is being led by Plantlife is developing new resources to help teachers and their pupils access the outdoor classroom.

Existing resources are available on the website: and new resources will be available from March 2016.
The Expedition is now available to download. It's a role play game tracing the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The game links into the SQA, SCQF and Curriculum for Excellence at level 3 & 4
Two films exploring the skills and careers that are vital to communities and the rural economy in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park have been released by the Skills Partnership
The Play Safety Forum and the Health and Safety Executive have each recently published their recommended formats for Risk-Benefit Assessment and Risk Assessment respectively

Wildlife Trackers website

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:04
The Wildlife Trackers website provides a game and activities with the following aims:

1) We believe that children have to a large extent lost the connect with nature that they used to have and this game has the aim of improving general basic knowledge of common creatures in the UK through reconnecting kids with nature

2) To use technology to reduce the amount of screen time kids get by encouraging them outdoors

3) To give parents, schools and other organisations an easy to access, free tool that makes it easy and fun for them to support kids in connecting with nature

To find out more and to sign-up visit the Wildlife Trackers website.

Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:37
Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code is a free downloadable, resource bank and accreditation scheme which supports all those working outdoors with children
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