Adventure in nature. Go outside! Compelling evidence for outdoor education.

We believe that our modern urban lifestyles make it hard for children to experience adventure and fun, crucial to their health and wellbeing.

  • BBC report: Nature deficit disorder ‘damaging Britain’s children’. Read more…
  • A detailed report by The National Trust
    This is a very useful discussion of the multiple benefits interacting with nature has for our children and the wider community. Read more…
  • A fantastic report here by Grounds for Learning: ‘Lessons from Berlin’s school playgrounds’.‘While many Scottish children grow up with uninspiring asphalt school playgrounds and limited opportunities for natural play, some of our European neighbours have a different emphasis.

    ‘In June 2010, GfL’s Programme Manager, Alastair Seaman, spent 4 days in Berlin touring some of the city’s primary and nursery school playgrounds.

    This report summarises some of his key observations in the hope that it will help to provoke reflection and debate about Scottish school playgrounds. Read more…

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