Five Reasons You Should Take Your Class Outside

Education guru Sir Ken Robinson has shared his thoughts on why learning outside is a good idea, leading to many benefits for learning. “What really drives education is curiosity, trying to fill gaps in our understanding,” Sir Ken says, author of Finding Your Element and other books on creativity in education. “And the world around…

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Let’s Get Muddy!

Getting muddy is not a bad thing for children – especially on International Mud Day! As parents our instinct is often to discourage our children from being too messy or getting mud on their clothes, hands and faces. But messy play is a really important activity which helps children develop lots of skills. International Mud…

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Ban On Parking Outside School Encourages Walking

A pilot scheme that began in September 2015 to ban parking outside primary schools in Edinburgh has led to an increase in the number of pupils walking to school. Evaluation of the School Streets scheme also showed lower vehicle speeds on surrounding roads and a reduction in the number of cars around schools. The Living…

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