CreativeSTAR Blog | I'm a teacher...Get Me OUTSIDE here!

Welcome to the Creative STAR website – the digital gateway to the real world

Inside these pages are lots of practical ideas about learning and playing outdoors:

  • 700+ blog posts

  • Comprehensive collections of literacy and maths suggestions

  • Check out the grant info

  • Share the love – if you borrow an idea, backlink to the blog post, tell us and we’ll celebrate too 🙂

Clink on the links on the RH column. The search button is handy too! Join 1 million others who’ve browsed the site since 2013.

Training dates – open courses and conferences

Please checkout the list in the RH column. Always ask, if you can’t find an event near you. Most of our work is with schools, academies and local authorities and is not advertised. The ones below are open to all 🙂

In 2018, Juliet is partnering with Circle of Life Rediscovery to provide some open courses in East Sussex. It’s a rare opportunity to attend as she doing more behind the scenes work in Scotland in 2018 and will be out and about less within the rest of the UK. This includes:

  • Outdoor Literacy in Primary and Early Years: Friday 23rd February 2018

  • Dirty Teaching: Developing a Whole School Approach to Outdoor Learning: Friday 18th May 2018

  • Outdoor Maths in Primary and Early Years: Friday 21st September 2018

Please click on the link above for more information and to book a place.


Join me in Elgin Saturday 10th March – All proceeds to Stramash! Get real, get messy, get maths, get outside 🙂

Surrey Outdoor Learning Conference – Friday 20th April 2018

I’m a sidekick keynote presenter to Kate 🙂

The 6th Scottish Play Works Conference – Saturday 12th May, Kirkhill Primary, Broxburn

No sidekicks here… I’m doing the keynote

Juliet Robertson’s sessions were truly outstanding. Some of the best training I have ever been on. It is also extremely helpful to have access to so many of her resources following the course.” Course participant, East Ayrshire, March 2016

Thank you for an absolutely amazing day. It exceeded all expectations and was just what we needed, both in terms of motivational ideas and fun. I have already accessed some of the materials and am beginning to put some thoughts together for an action plan. Everyone is eager to put ideas into practice and I’m sure the seeds you have sown will flourish. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for the outdoors. It really was infectious.” Head Teacher, Malvern Way Infant & Nursery School, Croxley Green

We provide:

Creative STARSupport to help you increase the quantity and quality of any outdoor experience – play, learn and enjoy!

Creative STARTraining to help you “think outside” and develop confidence to work outside with children in the primary and early years sectors.

Creative STARAdvice about those sticky issues that stop you from teaching or being outside as much as you would like.

Creative STARResources such as free downloads and an award-winning blog with enough ideas to keep you teaching outside for a long time!

Come in, have a browse and return another day – Any questions, just ask…

“During the courses I enjoyed getting practical ideas to use and found the blog useful to check at home. I’ve begun trying out ideas and have increased confidence to get outdoors. I’ve already been out more this year so far than in the whole of last year!”  Class Teacher, Mile End School, Aberdeen


“Thank you so much for your input into the Teacher’s Conference yesterday. Your keynote speech was absolutely perfect and set the scene perfectly for the day. I have received lots of feedback from delegates in terms of how inspiring they found it and this was echoed by our Chief Executive, Trevor Beattie. Your workshop sessions were also brilliant with participants scoring you very highly on their evaluations in terms of both how useful and how enjoyable they found it. Thank you very much for agreeing to support the conference, it was a pleasure to meet you and I was definitely inspired!”  Amanda Elmes, Learning, Outreach and Volunteer Lead, South Downs National Park Authority, April 2016.


Share the knowledge...