Courses and Training

Find out more about the outdoor learning training courses provided by Creative STAR.


The most recent Courses and Training blog posts are below

Aberdeen City Early Years Courses

30 August 2015

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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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Table Top Provocations

16 March 2015
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As I travel through Australia, I’m getting the opportunity to meet and interact with many fantastic early years educators. This is such a privilege. At Penguin in Tasmania, the ECET organisers provided some table top provocations which left me inspired and impressed. Because I’m so focused on the outdoors I rarely consider what the indoor […]

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Open Courses 2015

6 January 2015
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It’s a new  year here in Scotland and lots is happening already. I’m receiving a lot of enquiries for various work and also requests about where to find me training. I rarely run open courses because of the level of admin and behind-the-scenes-work required. However a number of organisations do book me and then open up the […]

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The Biggest Splash

23 July 2014
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With the summer holidays here, the sun shining over Scotland and the Commonwealth Games starting this week, I thought it might be fun to share some water games and activities devised by Early Years Practitioners on a course a couple of months ago. After all there nothing like developing a few fringe sporting activities to […]

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Emporium of Dangerous Ideas Event – Take a Walk on the Wild Side

28 April 2014
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Exciting news! The Real David Cameron and myself have joined together to offer a one-day course. Combining our skills we are inviting you to join us for a Walk on the Wild Side on Sunday 8th June. This course is part of The Emporium of Dangerous Ideas which runs from 6th-18th June 2014. It will be a heady […]

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Courses this year and next!

17 June 2012
The Star

A break down of courses from the last year.

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Guerrilla Environmental Art

2 May 2012
Clay Art

Expressive Arts Outside training session results.

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Information or Data Handling Activities Outdoors

30 April 2012
Carroll Diagram

After a hard day’s teaching 15 participants learn more maths outdoors.

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Education Scotland Outdoor Learning Resource

17 November 2011
Outdoor Learning LTS

This is the blog post I’ve been wanting to write for months.

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Orientate Yourself to Outdoor Learning: Outdoor Literacy Activities

29 March 2011
Circle Band

These are the ideas and suggestions covered in the Outdoor Literacy workshop.

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Where would you rather be?

25 March 2011
Outdoor CPD

Imagine you have been given the opportunity to attend a training event for free.

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Messy Maths Outdoors

19 March 2011
Messy Maths Outdoors

Making learning maths outdoors fun!

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Who Says Adults Don’t Play

30 January 2011
Adults Play

These adults know how to have fun!

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Outdoor Learning? A Spanish Student’s Perspective

7 December 2010
Outdoor Learning in Spain

The School of Education at Aberdeen University has an interesting new programme for its teacher students.

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Outdoor Learning CPD for Teachers across Scotland

25 October 2010
Outdoor CPD

There are over 50 different courses covering a whole range of themes.

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Leaf loving literacy activities

22 October 2010
Literacy Leaf

Ideas for using leaves for outdoor literacy activities.

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A Mindstretching Event

5 June 2010
Mindstretchers

This forthcoming week is going to be a busy one!

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Outdoor Journeys into Language

14 May 2010
Literacy outdoors

Journeys, micro-journeys and literacy activities for outdoors.

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A Curriculum for Excellence Through Outdoor Learning

1 May 2010
Curriculum for Excellence

Outdoor learning has been creeping up the Scottish education agenda recently.

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Thinking, Learning, Playing!

18 May 2009
The Star

Aberdeen City Early Years conference.

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