Category: Resources

Alien Detectives

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) have put together an educational resource called ‘Alien Detectives’, so that everyone can learn about invasive non-native (Alien) species.  It is full of exciting, challenging and fun activities for the young – and not so young!

Doughnut Economics Action Lab: A Teacher’s Guide

Doughnut Economics Education: A Teacher’s Guide – An overview of the lessons, activities and teaching tools available on the DEAL Community Platform. This guide contains some resources for secondary schools that might be of interest and other examples are also available

Playful Schools: Toolkit for delivering Loose Parts Play in Covid-19

The Playful Schools Project was a collaboration between Play Scotland and ScrapAntics CIC, funded by the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund. It was a pilot project to explore the potential for Loose Parts Play to promote children’s mental health and wellbeing in the context of Covid-19

Outdoor Learning Resources

The following websites provide some useful information on outdoor learning ideas and resources that might be of interest to teachers, parents and carer

Practice Exemplar: Curriculum Outdoors Attainment Challenge (COACh) – Literacy and Numeracy

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

Maze Map Orienteering

This game teaches basic map orientation skills, while developing an awareness
of position in relation to marked objects