Outdoor learning pack for primary schools in Scotland

Kids on a wood walk

Carmondean Primary School in Livingston taking part in an outdoor learning session

This outdoor learning pack for primary school teachers is full of ideas to help teachers deliver outdoor learning in a way that is aligned to Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence.

It contains 28 stand-alone activities which have been put together with the support and advice of primary teachers from all over Scotland. These activities can contribute towards your John Muir Award, Green Tree School Award and Eco School status.

Teachers attending our professional development sessions on outdoor learning tell us they feel more confident and have more ideas for outdoor learning thanks to this resource.

Get a pack for your school

Download the outdoor learning pack (PDF, 4MB)

A limited number of hard copies of the pack are available to schools in Scotland. To receive one please email the address below.

Tell us what you think

“I would never have thought about using natural things as teaching resources.  I’ll look at the outdoors in a completely different way now.” Teacher

We've produced this pack in partnership with the Forestry Commission Scotland. Please share any feedback with us including activities you’d like to see included by emailing scotland@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

Green Tree Schools Award

Child with gold Green Tree Schools Award plaque

Celebrate woods and trees with our Green Tree Schools Award. Earn points for completing activities and collect rewards for your school. It's great fun and completely free.

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