Outdoor learning


Evidence session on 10 December


Children’s hand with a compass/Picture: Mashabuba/iStockphoto

Themes for discussion
The following themes formed the basis of the Committee’s discussion:

  • The benefits, for pupils and others, of outdoor learning;
  • The extent to which all schools across Scotland are consistently implementing outdoor learning approaches and realising associated benefits;
  • How any barriers to increasing and improving the provision of outdoor learning are being addressed;
  • How Curriculum for Excellence will affect the provision of outdoor learning;
  • Whether current levels of resource for outdoor learning are adequate.  
  • Progress being made by Education Scotland on the Learning for Sustainability recommendations.


The following witnesses gave evidence on 10 December:


In addition to the submissions received from the witnesses, the following submissions were also received:

Additional Information

The Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on the main issues arising from the evidence session on outdoor learning on 10 December: