The Woods for Learning Strategy
This document sets out our Woods for Learning Strategy in Scotland for the period 2010-2013. We aim to provide places in our green environment, particularly trees, woods and forests, for learning and teaching outdoors.
Download the Woods for learning strategy (PDF 2.6Mb)
Woods for learning action plan
This action plan outlines specific actions and timescales for delivering elements of the woods for learning strategy. Download the Woods for learning action plan (PDF 18k).
Previous strategy document
The current strategy is a replacement for the 2005 Woods for Learning education strategy (PDF 2.2Mb).
There were two annual updates provided on this previous strategy:
- 2006-07 Woods for Learning strategy annual report (PDF 68k)
- 2005-06 Woods for Learning strategy annual report (PDF 104k).
Forest School Scotland evaluation report
This report, compiled on behalf of FCS, looks at how Forest School can help deliver the Scottish Government's educational priorities, the current curriculum and the 3-18 Curriculum for Excellence, as well as other government initiatives.
- Download the Forest School Scotland evaluation report (PDF 364k).
- See also the table of key features and benefits of Forest School (PDF 77k) and
- the curriculum path document (PDF 46k).
Curriculum For Excellence: Impact and Benefits – Primary School
This explores the impact of CfE in primary schools as told by those involved – teachers, pupils and parents and the impact it’s having through facilitating more flexible, engaging learning in different contexts, including outdoors. The example shown illustrates how one school partnered with Forestry Commission Scotland to allow different pupil groups to learn and study everything from poetry, maths, social subjects and sciences in an exciting way, making learning more engaging for all involved.