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.
Here are some resources to assist with developing your School Grounds:
Suggested Resources - Outdoor Learning
Build a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
Build a functioning greenhouse from plastic bottles with instructions from RHS Campaign for School Gardening
Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society - Gardening With Children
Activities focusing on gardening with children from The Caley.
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.
Woodland Trust - Outdoor Learning Pack
Resources for primary teachers full of ideas for outdoor learning aligned to CfE
Scottish Wildlife Trust - 30 Days Wild
Do something wild every day throughout June: 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.
Grounds for Learning - Teaching Maths Outdoors
Resources on mathematical thinking and learning outdoors packed with curriculum-linked activities.
Suggested Resources - School Grounds Development
Place Standard Tool
A simple framework to structure conversations about place. A useful tool for older pupils to assess their School Grounds.
Grounds for Learning - The Playtime Revolution
A training resource created to demonstrate how free play in schools can support children’s learning.
Learning Through Landscapes - Free School Grounds Resources
Loads of resources to enhance lessons outdoors. Includes games, crafts, cooking, creative writing and citizen science.
Learning Through Landscapes - Outdoor Learning Audit Tool
A tool to look at outdoor learning at your school across age groups and curricular themes.