This weekâ€™s practitionerâ€™s guide features bite-sized tips on community ownership and encouraging children and young people to care for our planet from Guest contributors Moira McCormick and Sam Skelton, The Concrete Garden. Â These informative tips link in with our latest podcast episode! #TuesdayTipsRead More
This weekâ€™s guest blog is from Susan Humble- Play Development Officer at East Lothian Play Association. In this blog she discusses how eye-catching â€śOk to playâ€ť signs are popping up all over East Lothian promoting childrenâ€™s right to play and East Lothian Play Association (ELPA) top tips for getting your play message out there.Read More
? We support essential charities to become extraordinary charities, enabling them to support the people and communities in Scotland that experience inequality and help them to change their lives for the better. We do it because we want a healthy, happy and thriving Scotland, without poverty or disadvantage. IntroducingÂ Working Together,Â the 2019 Annual Review of ourRead More
Welcome to the second edition of the Loose Parts Play Toolkit. In this edition, we have tried to reflect the changing context. Loose parts for play are a more familiar sight, but their introduction is still providing a learning and development experience for adults and organisations, as much as for children. With this in mind,Read More
This printable A3 guide is designed to showÂ the range of possibilities when designing or developing high quality outdoor childcare provision. The guide includes examples of practice combined with site-specific and appropriate design and covers: site & access,Â shelter,Â toilets & handwashing, eating, clothing and play material . You may also find the Outdoor ELCRead More
Inspiring Scotland commissioned Blake Stevenson to undertake an external evaluation of Phase 1 of the intandem programme, Scotlandâ€™s first national mentoring programme for children and young people who are looked after at home, from August 2017 to March 2019. This report details the key findings of that evaluation, looking at the benefits for mentees, mentorsRead More
Read the independent evaluation by Blake Stevenson into the impact of Active Play in Glasgow. This report covers the first cohort of pupils to take part in the programme from August 2016 and was completed in December 2016.Read More
Active Play: Physical Activity by Stealth. Download a summary of independent evaluations & research into Active Play.Read More
Through ourÂ Go2Play Fund, we have invested in four play organisations to deliver an Active Play Programme targeting children in the more deprived areas of Scotland. The Active Play Programme uses play as a means to engage children in physical activity, and to build their skills, confidence and motivation to introduce greater physical activity into theirRead More
Free to Play: A guide to creating accessible and inclusive public play spaces isÂ designed to ensure that all children and young people, including those with additional support needs, can exercise their right to play in their local communities. Written byÂ play, childrenâ€™s rights and inclusive play space experts, Theresa Casey and Harry Harbottle, the guide hasRead More
We strive for a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage. Through our thematic funds, covering issues from youth employment to childhood health and wellbeing to community development, we work with and fund the organisations and people who can have the greatest impact. We want to make Scotland a better place and everyone at Inspiring Scotland, andRead More
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