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A practitioner’s guide: Five Minute Fires

A practitioner’s guide: Five Minute Fires


Part of Thrive Outdoors downloadable series of resources developed to support outdoor play.

“Help – Everyone’s talking about fires but how do you actually build one?”

For a fire first timer, building a fire outdoors can be scary. The good news is, by following a few simple steps you too can enjoy the benefits of fire as a source of heat, a way to cook snacks, a space to sit around, and enjoy staring into the flames. It is also a great educational experience for children, especially if they are involved in the risk/benefit analysis.


A Practitioner’s Guide: Spaces

Is going outdoors like stepping into the unknown? Alastair Davidson shares his approach to establishing an outdoor space for use in the early years.

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Inspiring Scotland Insights October 2020

  Inspiring Scotland’s monthly intelligence report, providing an overview of key issues being reported by charities supported across its funds. Initially developed as an internal resource, these reports help to highlight issues as they emerge, predict what is needed in the months ahead, and explore how we can best respond collectively. We also believe this

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A Practitioner’s Guide: Interactions

  Interactions are where the powers of nature and human nature meet. Dr Lynn McNair of Cowgate Under 5s Centre in Edinburgh talks fish faces, strong air, and enjoying the magic of discovery in this week’s guide exploring child and adult interactions in the outdoor environment.

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