Outdoor Learning and Play are the foundational elements that sit at the very heart of our ethos.
We are passionate about transforming outdoor spaces, making them more environmentally sustainable and more purposeful as learning tools for children and young people. We believe that having the opportunity to learn and play safely in a natural environment is key to every child’s development.
Outdoor learning and play are vital to a child’s development and contribute to:
- Enhanced personal and social communication skills development
- Enhanced spiritual, sensory and aesthetic awareness
- Enhanced mental wellbeing
- Increased physical health
of teachers say that children are happier after playing outdoors.
of teachers say that outdoor play is critical for children to reach their full potential.
of teachers say that children are more engaged in learning when taking lessons outdoors.
Muddy Hands, 2017
A National Eco Footprint
Over the years, we have delivered a vast number of projects, working closely with pupils, staff and the wider school community across the North East of Scotland.
Using natural resources and bags of experience, we deliver unforgettable spaces fit for a lifetime of outdoor learning and play, specific to the needs of each and every space.
Every setting is different, and as a result, we approach each transformation uniquely. All of our designs, training and support is tailored to meet your individual setting needs and fully maximise your outdoor provision.
Our support, designs and training are designed specifically with the needs of each setting in mind. This bespoke approach allows us to maximise the use of each space to its full potential.
88% of teachers say that children are happier after playing outdoors.
97% of teachers say that outdoor play is critical for children to reach their full potential.
88% of teachers say that children are more engaged in learning when taking lessons outdoors.
Latest from the Blog
Keep an eye on our blog for the latest information and guidance related to outdoor play and learning practices and projects.
The Importance of Risk and Challenge in play
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The Decline of Outdoor Play and the Rise of Sensory Issues in Children
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Why do School Grounds Matter?
School grounds play a vital role in a child’s development It is widely acknowledged that children require time in the outdoors for their physical, mental and general well-being. However, with less open green spaces for children to play in and an increase in parental...