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Outdoor play officially ‘fundamental’ to learning (TES)

Scotland has signed up to a national commitment to outdoor learning, backed by over 50 influential organisations and people in Scotland

One of the signatories highlighted the role in outdoor play in children being allowed to “take risks, test boundaries, think creatively and problem-solve”. She also cited the wider benefits for society of generations which grow up feeling connected with the earth and therefore likely to protect it.

Chief medical officer for Scotland, Dr Catherine Calderwood, said that outdoor play in the natural world helped children to “develop curiosity and science skills”.

Read it in full: Outdoor play officially ‘fundamental’ to learning (TES, 22 Oct 2018)

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