June 2015

Kickstarting a Whole School Approach to Gardening

30 June 2015
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Last week I had the privilege of visiting Riverbank Primary School in Aberdeen to be one of several judges of the trug gardening competition. This year, the school decided that it would be a great way to celebrate the outdoor spaces and raise awareness of the benefits of gardening.

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Outdoor Learning from Sweden: Training Day 7th August 2015

24 June 2015
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  THIS DAY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED! Over the years I have been blogging and undertaking consultancy work, I’ve had the privilege of being able meet people involved in the Swedish Skogsmulle approach and undergo Skogsmulle training. Back in 2008, when I undertook a Churchill Travelling Fellowship, I spent 2 weeks in Sweden visiting outdoor nurseries […]

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Multiplication Pebbles

14 June 2015
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Multiplication pebbles are a very simple resource. I have put 10 pebbles in one bag to represent the 3 times table. As illustrated above, each pebbles has the number 3 painted on it with acrylic deco pens. Each pebble is a different colour.

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Is Outdoor Learning in Scotland Blossoming?

9 June 2015

Rob Bushby is UK Manager of the John Muir Award – the John Muir Trust’s environmental award scheme. In this detailed guest blog post, he takes in the view of the strategic landscape of Outdoor Learning in Scotland.  How about this for a statement of intent in an education system? Every learner is entitled to experience […]

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The Joy of a Slide

3 June 2015
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Slides really mattered to me as a child. When I visited a playground, testing out the slide was always par for the course. A good slide was sublime. A poor slide affected my perception of the whole play park.

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