Risk in Play and Learning: Ubud-Höör Declaration

Risk-taking is Essential for Children’s Well-being  This declaration cites research from around the world on the benefits of risk-taking for children. While promoting risk-taking on school grounds may raise questions of liability for schools and concerns for parents it is essential for the development of healthy young people, according to …

Nurturing Students with Special Needs in Nature

What is a reading forest and how might it benefit children with disabilities? Read all about it in this article from the Guardian: “Our children with SEN benefit from how the outdoors relieves stress and anxiety, develops social skills, motivates learning across the curriculum (and beyond) and allows them to …

Urban Schools and Outdoor Learning

Great article from The Guardian on Five easy ways urban schools can experiment with outdoor learning. Just go outside – ask, can we do this outside? Small is okay – even a small outdoor space can have container gardens, bucket ponds, logs or bug houses. Bring nature indoors – plant seeds, catch …

Biology of Plants

Biology of Plants provides students with a clear, accurate introduction to plants as living things, plant growth, plant parts, making food, pollination, seed dispersal and adaptations.