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By Juliet Robertson,Â Outdoor learning and play specialist, Creative STAR Learning The image of children splashing in muddy puddles or running, carefree through the woods, giggling in the way only happy children can, might seem like a nostalgic rural idyll to city dwellers in this age of social media and easy-access tech. But it doesnâ€™t haveRead More
We have lost something by scheduling ‘fun’ as part of our busy lives.Â Who remembers hopscotch?Â Climbing into a cardboard box?Â A stick that to you was a magic wand or a Light Sabre? Â Who remembers just running through the woods or over the grass for no real reason at all?Â I am sure mostRead More
Resilience is more important now than ever for the charity sector â€“ but it is just the beginning of the journey we need to take, says Julia Abel, Head of Funds. Being resilient to shocks and change is more important for the charity sector now than it has ever been. I need hardly utter why;Read More
Let’s break the cycle, says Deputy Chief Executive Helen ChambersÂ We know inequality breeds poverty. And poverty, in turn, breeds inequality. But itâ€™s not that simple. Inequality is not just about being poor. Inequality means never having opportunity when you have ability and knowledge. Itâ€™s about not having a choice when there should be soRead More
Our vision for Scotland is achievable, says Chief Executive Celia Tennant. A Scotland without poverty or disadvantage â€“ that is our vision. It is not going to be easy to achieve. But we know from experience when people, communities, charities and government all work together, remarkable things can be accomplished. We want to tackle someRead More
Rachel Cowper from our go2play fund urges us all to let children play outside in The Herald.Â With a sunny start to April and the longer days ahead, you might begin to see the streets and green spaces of Scotland filled with children and wonder: is it not always so? Sadly, like the rose-tinted memoriesRead More
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