School Grounds

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. 

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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

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