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 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
An interactive presentation about Supporting Learning Outdoors is now available.
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
Lesson plans that have been submitted by teachers who have completed the ‘Teaching Learning Outdoors’ e-learning module are available to download
The following websites provide some useful information on outdoor learning ideas and resources that might be of interest to teachers, parents and carer
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
This game teaches basic map orientation skills, while developing an awareness
of position in relation to marked objects
The BMC website has a page containing information on: ‘Climbing in schools: making the most of your climbing wall’.
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). Please share this resource with all of the schools you know that have […]