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What's happening in the world of Wildside in Scotland

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Announcing DIG DEEP: A new ‘design & build’ natural play service 

11 May 2017

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for schools across Scotland. A project collaboration between Judi Legg, WILDSIDE DESIGNS & PLAYLINK Associate and Clydesdale Community Initiative (CCI). 

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Compensation culture of school accident pay outs make headline news

11 May 2017

BBC website uses false comparisons and basic errors to create highly misleading picture about the sums paid out for accident claims in schools. 

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How to Grow a Playspace

10 May 2017

The exciting new publication ‘How to Grow a Playspace’ is now published.  This comprehensive 'go-to' guide is for anyone interested or involved with children's play and play spaces.   

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Our whomping willows

1 April 2017

Fifteen energetic volunteers got stuck into creating some imaginative willow structures on 1 April 2017 - with some considerable April Foolery going on (mostly Board Members)! 

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Young volunteers dig deep to protect woodland

1 April 2017

Adam and Kira, two volunteers, have been going down to Kilsyth Woodland Centre to help clear out and refurbish the newly adopted woodland area. Read more about their experiences.

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Wildside Designs win Fairley Road Design Contract

1 April 2017

We are very happy to announce that Wildside Designs in partnership with Ian White Associates has won the contract to take forward the design for the Fairley Road Adventure Playground in Aberdeen. 

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North Lanarkshire teachers get all fired up!

1 April 2017

Teachers from North Lanarkshire got all fired up at their recent Critical Skills Outdoor CPD event as they achieved their challenge of lighting a fire and keeping it going for ten minutes.  

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FREE Baltic Street Adventure Playground tours

1 April 2017

Wildside in Scotland is organising a programme of visits for play workers, facility managers, educationalists and all those with an interest in free play outdoors to Baltic Street Adventure Playground, one of the most inspiring play projects in Scotland.

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Volunteers pull together

27 February 2017

Volunteers from Kilsyth Academy are helping to pull together a Woodland Management Plan for the Kilsyth Woodland Centre.

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Branching Out bags £5,000 from carrier bag charge fund

27 February 2017

Wildside in Scotland is delighted to announce that our Kilsyth Primary Community Woodland project - Branching Out has bagged £5,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.

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This place is like a building site

25January 2017

A FREE PDF version of the book 'this place is like a BUILDING SITE!' is available to download from the Wildside in Scotland website. 

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Teach with us! - Team Teaching Outdoors with KWC

25January 2017

We have received funding from the Forestry Commission Community Fund to support teachers to develop their Outdoor Learning practice and professional development. 

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Stumps and Pennies: Resources for sale from the Woodland Centre

23 January 2017

We just can’t get enough of our stumps and pennies….and luckily as some of the trees in the woodland are a bit passed it, they are being felled and made into lots more of these lovely resources. 

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Musical Woods

23 January 2017

Children from Kilsyth Primary School are soon to work with artist Sarah Wakeford, musician Kirsty Hamilton and our own Judi Legg to transform a corner of the Kilsyth Woodland Centre into a space to inspire creative and musical play. 

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Childcare consultation

4 January 2017

All those with an interest in early years and childcare are being urged to respond to a Scottish Government consultation before it closes next week.

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FORESTRY COMMISSION SCOTLAND SUPPORTS NORTH LANARKSHIRE PRIMARY SCHOOLS

16 December 2016

FCS Community Fund contributes £15,000 to social enterprise Wildside Adventures for its North Lanarkshire Woodland Learning Project.

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Third North Lanarkshire Learning Festival 

15 December 2016

Planning is well underway for the third North Lanarkshire Learning Festival which will be held over two days in May 2017.

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Are you committed to play? Scotland's Play Charter

11 December 2016

Play Scotland is promoting Scotland’s first inclusive Play Charter.  This describes a collective commitment to play for all babies, children and young people in Scotland.

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NEW BOUNDARY FENCE WILL RECLAIM WOODLAND FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

7 December 2016

Woodland surrounding Kilsyth Academy is about to be reclaimed by the students with the aim of protecting the future development of their Woodland Learning Project. 

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TESCO BAGS OF HELP SCHEME: PLEASE VOTE NOW

6 December 2016

Our Kilsyth Primary Community Woodland Project - Branching Out, has been put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during December.

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Dress a favourite local tree as part of National Tree Week

28 November 2016

This week we are being asked to consider how to change views for the better by planting and celebrating trees as part of National Tree Week (26 November to 4 December 2016). 

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The North Lanarkshire Woodland Learning Project

15 November 2016

Outdoor learning and play is set to become a lot more fun in North Lanarkshire thanks to a Community Fund grant awarded to Wildside in Scotland by the Forestry Commission Scotland. 

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