USEFUL LINKS AND REFERENCES

To save you time trawling through the internet we have produced this list of useful links and references that will help you have an amazing Outdoor Classroom Day! 

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CONTRIBUTORS’ WEBSITES

Dirt is Good: www.dirtisgood.com

Project Dirt: www.projectdirt.com

The Wild Network: www.thewildnetwork.com

Eco-Schools England: www.eco-schools.org.uk

Juliet Robertson/Creative Star Learning: www.creativestarlearning.co.uk

International School Grounds Alliance: www.internationalschoolgrounds.org

Rethinking Childhood: www.rethinkingchildhood.com

Mission:Explore: www.missionexplore.net

Learning through Landscapes: www.ltl.org.uk

Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL): www.outdoorplayandlearning.org.uk

LESSON AND PLAY IDEAS

The Eden Project: www.edenproject.com/learn/schools/lesson-plans

Play England’s Nature Play Recipe cards: www.playengland.org.uk

The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts: www.wildlifetrusts.org/discovery

Woodland Trust Nature Detectives: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives

Wild Time for Schools: schools.projectwildthing.com

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

Children and Nature Network: www.childrenandnature.org

Children and Nature Alliance of Canada: www.childnature.ca

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom website: www.lotc.org.uk

Natural Connections Outdoor Learning: www.naturalconnectionsblog.wordpress.com

RSPB: www.rspb.org.uk/whatwedo/getoutdoors

RISK BENEFIT FURTHER READING

Resources

Education Scotland materials on managing risk: www.educationscotland.gov.uk/learningandteaching/approaches/outdoorlearning/healthandsafety/managingrisk.asp

Tim Gill (2010) Nothing Ventured… Balancing risks and benefits in the outdoors:

www.englishoutdoorcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/Nothing-Ventured.pdf

Health and Safety Executive (2012) Children’s play and leisure – promoting a balanced approach:

www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/childs-play-statement.htm

Health and Safety Executive materials for schools:

www.hse.gov.uk/services/education

Learning through Landscapes online resources on RBA:

www.ltl.org.uk/spaces/ltlriskbenefit.php

RoSPA (2013) Planning and Leading Visits and Adventurous Activities: Guidance for Schools and Colleges Teaching Children and Young People from 5 to 18 years:

www.rospa.com/rospaweb/docs/advice-services/school-college-safety/school-visits-guide.pdf

Play Australia Getting the Balance Right our new Guide for Risk Management:

www.playaustralia.org.au

Forest Schools Canada Resources to understand perceptions of risk:

www.forestschoolcanada.ca/home/resources/perceptionsofrisk

Risk Benefit Assessment form via Play Scotland website:

www.playscotland.org/resources/managing-risk-play-provision/risk-benefit-assessment-form-word-document

Ball, D. (2002) Playgrounds – risks, benefit and choices:

www.hse.gov.uk/research/crr_pdf/2002/crr02426.pdf

Ball, D., Gill, T. and Spiegal, B. (2013) Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation Guide:

www.playengland.org.uk/media/172644/managing-risk-in-play-provision.pdf

Gill, T. (2007) No Fear:Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society:

www.gulbenkian.org.uk/pdffiles/–item-1266-223-No-fear-19-12-07.pdf

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