Author Archives: emilycarlill

The Lost Words aiming to reconnect children with the natural world

Blog post written by: Mike Edmondstone, Schools Communications Officer for the Edible Playgrounds programme from charity Trees for Cities. It’s nothing new to hear that children are becoming increasingly disconnected from the natural world. We are living in an age … Continue reading

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The Importance of Residentials and Outdoor Learning

Blog written by Marina Robb, Director, Circle of Life Rediscovery More and more research is coming to light to support what we, in the environmental world, have always asserted – being outdoors is good for you! There are so many … Continue reading

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Are school trip safety fears standing in the way of student learning potential?

It is widely reported that learning outside the classroom brings considerable positive impacts for students of all ages. Whether it be a visit to a local museum or a residential trip, such experiences can transform pupils’ learning by developing their … Continue reading

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The Brilliant Benefits of a Residential Experience for Students

Teenager Ben* was reluctant to go on a three night residential with his school in East Kilbride. He was on the cusp of disengagement from his lessons and the cost of attending was too much of a financial burden on … Continue reading

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‘Fairer School Funding’ – what does it mean for you?

With the recent announcement of the government’s new funding formula, there are huge concerns that already cash-strapped schools are set to loose even more and make cuts on, amongst other things, learning outside the classroom activities. Continue reading

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