Over Easter it can be fun to enjoy a few videos. I realise I’ve never posted ones which I love and enjoy. So, take a beverage of your choice, get comfy and enjoy the show.
This is a 20-minute observational documentary of The Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery. Great for watching children play and to be left to play without an adult interrupting proceedings. Useful for all EY practitioners. I can’t embed this video.
Lots of different videos – good inspiration for the challenge of finding the best place to dance or to get children moving on cold days. A lot less preparation than dance flashes.
Spoof video about the benefits of nature – a light-hearted look at why nature helps! There are now two available and possibly more to come.
Very short time lapse video showing a year. Good talking point. Also inspiration for considering other time lapse features which children could undertake such as rotting fruit, snowballs, dandelion cycle, etc.
Inspiring film of an out of school club that took the lead from children, providing increasingly adventurous activities. Began with outdoor snack – ended up skinning and cooking rabbits over a fire. Started with an ordinary slack line – now it’s 20 metres up high. Ordinary play workers who facilitate extraordinary play. The children are responsible, trusted and environmental awareness built into the routines.
Danny is well-known for his cycling achievements, not least on Skye. Passion creates possibility. How can we get children and young people passionate about the outdoors?
Short advert – one of a series produced by Persil but quite poignant, reflecting the disconnection children have and the need to get outside and experience life with all the senses.
In 2011, Grounds for Learning the Scottish school grounds charity organised a film project. The P6/7 class at Crimmond School in Aberdeenshire had one Flipcam and this is the film they planned, shot and edited involving the whole class and many more children. It was organised into sections – each group took a theme to plan and edit. Film works well outside – except on windy days as some parts of the film demonstrate.
This clip changed the how schools viewed playtimes. It was the instigator of many other playtime projects not least in Scotland. Whilst the Playpod itself is a very intensive option, Grounds for Learning, the Smart Play Network and many other local play organisations can now help schools to adopt this approach to play.
A moving account of the impact of environmental and adventurous activities in supporting teenagers in Albany, Upstate New York. Yusuf takes a very holistic approach – hooks, programmes, pipes and partnerships. He gets street gangs to do the “X-Box De-Tox”
A wee reminder that we are leaders and can make the most of the outdoors – Life is better on the outside.