The easiest first step to taking pupils outdoors is in your own school grounds. Across the UK more than half of all outdoor learning takes place within school grounds.
The School Grounds Topic has some natural overlap with Biodiversity, Food & the Environment, and Litter & Waste.
Resources From Other Organisations
Build a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
Build a functioning greenhouse from plastic bottles with instructions from RHS Campaign for School Gardening
Creative STAR Learning
Practical ideas about learning and playing outdoors including blogs, lessons and grant information. Written by Juliet Robertson, author of Messy Maths and Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors.
Grounds for Learning - The Playtime Revolution
A training resource created to demonstrate how free play in schools can support children’s learning.
Grounds for Learning - Outdoor Lesson Plans
Browse hundreds of lesson ideas for outdoor learning across all stages linked to CfE
Grounds for Learning - Teaching Maths Outdoors
Resources on mathematical thinking and learning outdoors packed with curriculum-linked activities.
International School Grounds Month
An annual celebration of school grounds around the world in May.
Learning Through Landscapes - School Grounds Audit Tool
An ideal starting place for schools looking to develop projects and funding bids.
Learning Through Landscapes - Outdoor Learning Audit Tool
A tool to look at outdoor learning at your school across age groups and curricular themes.
Learning Through Landscapes - Free School Grounds Resources
Loads of resources to enhance lessons outdoors. Includes games, crafts, cooking, creative writing and citizen science.
Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society - Gardening With Children
Activities focusing on gardening with children from The Caley.
Scottish Wildlife Trust - 30 Days Wild
Do something wild every day throughout June: 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.
Woodland Trust - Outdoor Learning Pack
Resources for primary teachers full of ideas for outdoor learning aligned to CfE