Here are some organisations and activities to inspire you!
Transform Our World: A collaborative online hub that supports teachers in bringing environmental and social action into the classroom through showcasing quality-rated resources, programmes and events available from various organisations.
Creative STAR: Juliet Robertson one of Scotland’s leading education consultants who specialises in outdoor learning and play.
Learning Through Landscapes: Learning through Landscapes helps children to connect with nature, become more active, learn outdoors, develop social skills and have fun. This site is for anyone who shares our passion for creating stimulating outdoor learning and play experiences for children and young people.
Woodland Trust: Activity packs available to download.
Woodland Trust Scotland & Forestry Commission Scotland: Outdoor learning pack
Natural Connections: A large-scale, three year demonstration project using a model which brings together schools and outdoor learning providers at a local level to identify, and work to overcome, barriers to learning in natural environments and to support and embed increased use of local green spaces for learning across the curriculum.
National Trust: Website trying to reconnect children with nature.
Get Children Outdoors: Website of Sarah Blackwell who has been working with children in the outdoors for the last 30 years. The site aims to help children establish and grow in confidence, self-esteem and emotional awareness through activity in the outdoors.
The Wild Network: The Wild Network exists to champion and support connections with nature and wildness in children and young people.
Outdoor classroom day: As well as promoting annual Outdoor Classroom Days, the organisation supports outdoor learning any day of the year. Visit their site for resources and inspiration.
We're here to help.
Our experience working with schools means that we understand that budgets can be tight.
However, there are a range of funding opportunities to help support your school.
These can be general grants or specific to outdoor learning, educational residentials and curriculum subjects such as science and maths.
To help you we've compiled a list of orgainsations that can provide more information about funding opportunities.
It doesn’t include every source of funding but hopefully provides a starting point for helping you secure additional resources.
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Good luck and please let us know how you get on and if we can help in any way.