Blog

The latest articles and ideas from Inspiring Scotland and our partners.

14.05.2018

Go2play is now Thrive Outdoors

At Inspiring Scotland, we want all of Scotland’s children to thrive.

We have been working in outdoor play since 2010 and we know that by playing outdoors, children grow, learn and develop, emotionally and physically, in the best possible way. In short, growing playing and learning outdoors is how children thrive.

That’s why, after eight years of working to increase outdoor play opportunities for children across Scotland under the go2play name, we are changing to Thrive Outdoors.

We will continue to champion outdoor play as vital for children’s development by supporting Scotland’s children to grow, play & learn outdoors.

We will continue to fund Play Rangers in communities across Scotland, providing opportunities for children to access free play within their community – on street corners, or in local parks or woodland.

We will continue to deliver Active Play in primary schools to increase children’s health and fitness and boost their social, emotional and cognitive development.

And we will continue to lead on the expansion of Outdoor  Childcare  to ensure children’s emotional, physical and mental health and wellbeing are prioritised by giving children the opportunity to have fun and learn in the outdoors from an early age.

You can continue to follow our work on Twitter @Thrive_Outdoors and on Facebook.

 

Our Vision:

All Scotland’s children will thrive.

Our Mission:

Because we will:

  • improve the health, wellbeing and development of Scotland’s children by leading on the development and delivery of outdoor play-based learning for all.
  • make the health, wellbeing and developmental benefits of outdoor play-based learning universally understood by acting as leaders, influencers, innovators, and champions of Scotland’s outdoor play-based learning sectors.
  • support collaboration, innovation and development within the Early Years, education, play and outdoors sectors, helping to increase scale and advance ideas which improve the health, wellbeing and development of children, using outdoor play-based learning as a vehicle.

 

Delivering Equally Safe Fund-Important Update
25.03.2021

Delivering Equally Safe Fund-Important Update

IMPORTANT UPDATE On the 24th March 2021, the Scottish Government and COSLA issued a joint statement on the Delivering Equally Safe fund. The statement outlines a number of important changes to the fund which have come in with immediate effect. We understand that those who are intending to apply may have questions and we are

Read More
Accessing the right kind of help can transform the lives of new parents
06.11.2020

Accessing the right kind of help can transform the lives of new parents

Pregnancy, birth and caring for a new baby can involve some of the most rewarding experiences in life. Yet being a new parent can also be difficult and isolating for mothers and families.

Read More
The Potential of our Relationships
04.11.2020

The Potential of our Relationships

Link Up worker Hannah Kirby reflects on Hilary Cottam’s book ‘Radical Help’ and the parallels with Inspiring Scotland’s community development and wellbeing programme.

Read More