Category: Resources

Social Impact Report 2014

Research has shown that young people of all backgrounds face challenges at every stage of their education and transition into employment; challenges that many struggle to overcome.

Social Impact Report 2014 is now available

Social Impact Reports for 2009 and 2011 are also available on the Outward Bound Trust website.

New Land Information Search tool

Find out more about a new Land Information Search tool developed by SEPA, FCS and SNH.

Simply draw an area on a map and find out what environmental features are near where you live.

Click here to use the Land Information Search tool.

Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice

‘Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice’ – by Simon Beames, Pete Higgins and Robbie Nicol

The first curricular-focused outdoor learning textbook for prospective and practising K-12 teachers, this book provides both academic justification and practical support for educators working in a wide variety of environments and with diverse populations of students to incorporate more meaningful outdoor learning opportunities into their daily teaching activities.

To read more about this book or to purchase a copy, visit the Book Depository website.

BS 8848:2007+A1:2009

BS 8848:2007 + Amendment 1:2009 – Specification for the provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions, and adventurous activities, outside the United Kingdom.

This specification can be purchased in pdf or hardcopy format from the BSI shop.

It may also be possible for Local Authority employees to gain free access to this document via the info4localgov website. Employees would need to obtain a username and password from their Health and Safety department, or ask their Health and Safety department to download the document for them.

Project Wild Thing

Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their folks!) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.

New Outdoor Learning Resources

Two new resources published for Outdoor Learning for Education Scotland

1) Building your Curriculum: Outside and In

2) Outdoor Learning: Practical guidance, ideas and support for teachers and practitioners in Scotland