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Playing outdoors officially ‘fundamental’ to learning

Playing and learning outdoors is to become “a fundamental part of growing up in Scotland”, after 50 influential organisations and people signed up to that commitment.

A recent national “position statement” states that they will combine their efforts “to make playing and learning outdoors an everyday activity for Scotland’s children and young people”.

Among those behind the move are the Scottish government, anti-poverty organisation Inspiring Scotland, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Glasgow Science Centre, NHS Health Scotland and various education bodies.

A recent TES article highlighted this in an article which you can read fully here. It highlights benefits of outdoor play in terms of “improved health and wellbeing, building resilience and connecting with nature”.

Let us help you to get the young people outside whether it is in the school and commercial setting or just in the garden. Phone us on 01577 840570 for top tips or email to arrange a site visit to your school or visitor attraction.

Visit the TES website here.