Scottish Teachers’ Dirty Weekend 2019 on 1- 2nd March 2019 at The Field Studies Council, Millport. BOOK your place NOW!
Category: Outdoor Learning and Play
50 people and organisations sign up to national pledge on outdoor play and learning
This exemplar outlines the intervention of Curriculum Outdoors Attainment Challenge (COACh) in seven East Ayrshire schools working with children, staff and parents to embed Outdoor Learning to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy. This supports whole school communities to engage with children’s learning and have high shared ambition, aspirations and expectations
The John Muir Trust Education Report for the academic year 2016 – 2017 is now available
A new study examining ‘the state of school residentials in England: 2017’ has been released this week by Learning Away.
Note from David Girling, Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Outdoor Education and Learning at Perth College UHI
The Social Impact Report 2017 from the Outward Bound Trust is available to download
School children across Scotland should be given more opportunities to learn lessons – including English, maths and science – outdoors, according to leading education advisors and experts
East Ayrshire Council has announced that all pupils from all backgrounds across their 54 schools will be entitled to a high-quality residential learning experience during their time at school. The announcement comes shortly after the launch of a new #BrilliantResidentials campaign in Scotland, which disseminates the overwhelming evidence gathered from the Learning Away programme about the numerous positive impacts a residential experience can have on pupils, staff and the wider school community. East Ayrshire is the first council in Scotland to make this commitment
Scotland is facing key pressures on its biodiversity. Some of these pressures are physical, such as pollution, the overuse of resources, or climate change. Others are more about the way we (under) value nature and the goods and services it provides in decision making. Modern living means we have less connection with it in our everyday lives and there is growing concern that younger generations are missing out on the experience of nature and the benefits it brings to learning and development.