Learning through Landscapes: New Free CPD Resource launched

Media release: 22nd October 2013

Learning through Landscapes have launched a new FREE CPD resource: “The Playtime Revolution: Developing school play times to support the curriculum and nurture happy, healthy children”.

In recent years, a number of Scottish primary schools have developed innovative approaches to enabling child-led outdoor play in morning and lunchtime breaks.

This new training resource has been created with support from Education Scotland to share the learning from these schools. Its aim is to demonstrate how outdoor play in schools can support the curriculum and nurture happy, healthy children and to share practical, tested ideas and approaches to providing richer play experiences in primary schools.

This resource has 11 sections, each of which is based around a short film with accompanying discussion questions and links to useful online resources. It’s designed for anyone who is interested in pupil health and wellbeing but will be of particular relevance to playground support staff. In each film clip you’ll hear from support staff about why they have developed these new approaches and how they deal with the various practical issues that arise.

The films are currently hosted on GfL’s youtube channel but will be moved to Education Scotland’s website soon.

To find out more and to sign-up, visit: https://www.ltl.org.uk/learning/PlaytimeRevolution

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive:
– e-newsletter
– regular funding updates and fundraising ideas
– key dates for your diary such as National Climate Week, National School Grounds Week
– inspirational and thought-provoking articles on all aspects of outdoor learning and play from key thinkers in the field
– thoughts, feedback and ideas from our social media pages
– links to what people in the public eye are saying relevant to our message.
– reviews of new resources and publications.