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Climbing Trees and Building Dens: Mental health and wellbeing in young adults and the long-term effects of childhood play experience

Climbing Trees and Building Dens: Mental health and wellbeing in young adults and the long-term effects of childhood play experience

Research into the relationship between mental wellbeing in young adulthood and childhood play experiences, gaining insights into the influence of different play space, particularly of rural and urban... Read more...

Link: escalate.ac.uk/downloads/4725.pdf (PDF)

Closing the achievement gap: using the environment as an integrating context for learning (EIC)

Closing the achievement gap: using the environment as an integrating context for learning (EIC)

Research into the effects of using the environment as an integrating context for learning in 40 American schools. Concludes that the environment provides a meaningful context for learning that can... Read more...

Link: www.seer.org/extras/execsum.pdf (PDF)

Designing out violence - a different perspective

Designing out violence - a different perspective

An increase in playground violence in Berlin led to a radical transformation from asphalt yards to green natural playgrounds. Alastair Seaman, Grounds for Learning's Strategic Development Manager... Read more...

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Do school grounds have a value as an educational resource in the secondary sector?

Do school grounds have a value as an educational resource in the secondary sector?

Review of literature on the importance of school ground development in Secondary Schools. Focuses on the importance of school grounds for the formal, informal and hidden curriculums and the value of... Read more...

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Every Experience Matters: An evidence based research report on the role of learning outside the classroom for children's whole development from birth to eighteen years

Every Experience Matters: An evidence based research report on the role of learning outside the classroom for children's whole development from birth to eighteen years

Review of literature on the importance of all forms of learning outwith the classroom. Concludes that this can lead to improved knowledge and skill acquisition, increased physical strength and motor... Read more...

Link: www.face-online.org.uk/index.php?Itemid=...

Gaining Ground: the power and potential of school ground greening in the Toronto District School Board.

Gaining Ground: the power and potential of school ground greening in the Toronto District School Board.

Research carried out in 45 Schools in Canada to investigate the influence and potential of green school grounds. Identifies many benefits for learning, engagement, achievement, behaviour, health... Read more...

Link: www.evergreen.ca/downloads/pdfs/Gaining-... (PDF)

Green space access, green space use, physical activity and overweight

Green space access, green space use, physical activity and overweight

Research into the importance of access to safe and convenient green spaces in public health efforts aimed at promoting physical activity and reducing obesity.

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Grounds for action: Promoting physical activity through school ground greening in Canada

Grounds for action: Promoting physical activity through school ground greening in Canada

Research into effect of 'green' school grounds at 59 primary schools across Canada. Concludes that green school grounds can play a significant role in promoting physical activity, encourage a greater... Read more...

Link: www.evergreen.ca/downloads/pdfs/Grounds-... (PDF)

Grounds for Improvement - Secondary School Grounds

Grounds for Improvement - Secondary School Grounds

Over three years (2001-2004), Learning through Landscapes (LTL) had worked in partnership with Sport England and the New Opportunities Fund to deliver a targeted programme of secondary school grounds... Read more...

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Grounds for movement: green school grounds as sites for promoting physical activity

Grounds for movement: green school grounds as sites for promoting physical activity

Research from 59 primary schools across Canada into how 'green' school grounds can affect the quantity and quality of physical activity - through encouraging moderate and light levels of activity by... Read more...

Link: her.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/23/6/...

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