New publication offers advice on creating spaces to support outdoor learning

Hampshire book appraises school landscapes
Hampshire book appraises school landscapes

Hampshire County Council Landscape Group has published a guide for school teachers and governors keen to provide students with regular access to high-quality outdoor space.

Using case studies from across the county (including Oakridge Infant School in Basingstoke, shortlisted for this year’s Landscape Institute Awards), A Fresh Approach to School Landscapes offers ideas and practical advice for how to improve school grounds in order to facilitate play and learning outside the classroom.

Councillor Peter Edgar, executive member for education, said: ‘School landscapes are full of opportunities to deliver enjoyable activities and build healthy lifestyles, providing an opportunity for school students to experience the wonder of nature at first hand. Creating high-quality outdoor spaces inspires creative learning and environmental awareness that contributes to improved social skills and attitudes to learning.’

One pound from every book sold will go to co-author organisation Learning Through Landscapes, a charity helping children connect with nature.

A Fresh Approach to School Landscapes costs £6.99 and is available here

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