Beyond Your Boundary
Easy steps to learning in your local greenspace
Beyond Your Boundary will help you to find, access and use your local greenspace for learning. It also offers support to help you improve your greenspace and spread and embed learning in local greenspace in your establishment. It is for educators in all schools, of any subject, working with pupils of all stages.
Be it an unloved grassy area, a woodland owned by a neighbour, a large local authority park, or anything in between, taking learning in to local greenspace can open up almost endless possibilities!
- "I can't believe we have existed so closely to this place and never made use of it… I felt that the curricular areas were endless.” P1 teacher, North Lanarkshire
- “After the first visit my brain was buzzing with ideas… I think this will have a very memorable impact on the class.”S3 teacher, Fife
- "I didn’t know how close I live to nature.” S5 pupil, Clydebank
The resource has been designed to be viewed onscreen, reducing printing costs for schools and offering clickable links to other sources of support. The resource will evolve; incorporating the experiences of schools that are learning in local greenspace, including those taking part in the Learning in local greenspace project part of Scotland’s Biodiversity: a Route Map to 2020.
The guide is divided into six sections to help you at each stage of taking learning out to your local greenspace:
Why learn in local greenspace?
Finding your local greenspace
Accessing your local greenspace
Using your local greenspace
Improving your local greenspace
Spreading & embedding learning
Click the link under 'Find Out More' to explore the interactive guide.