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July 17th, 2008

Partnerships with the Parks

mbrown
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This summer I have been working on the National Parks Glow group in the National Site.
This group is the product of discussions with the Cairngorm Natonal Parks Authority and Aberdeenshire ICT Project Officers. The potential for collaboration and partnership with Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) is growing, as this national group takes shape. Further talks will take place in August with the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CGNPA) and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (LL and TNPA).
The NPAs will eventually assist with the administration of this national group along with teachers who work in schools adjacent to the parks. The NPAs have started to provide resources for teachers who will be able to collaborate through the group and publish pupils work on the group’s pages.
Some pupils and teachers, in Aberdeenshire, are about to take part in an LTS funded project to promote learning in the CGNP.
This means that Glow will be used to promote learning in the outdoors. The National Park Glow group will, hopefully, model good partnerships in Glow and support the ideals of a Curriculum for Excellence by encouraging more outdoor learning, more intersubject collaboration and a better understanding of our rich natural and historical heritage.

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2 Responses to “Partnerships with the Parks”

  1. mhairi mckean November 9th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Every year we take S3 Geography pupils up to the Cairngorms National Park for two days of Standard Grade Geography field work. I was interested to see that there is a glow group for the Cairngorms National Park and that there is to be a group looking at learning in the Cairngorms National Park. Is this targeted at Primary or Secondary schools as we have not heard anything about this project and we would be interested in it?

  2. mbrown November 10th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Mhairi, there is a great deal of support for outdoor learning and Glow in Aberdeenshire. The NPs Aberdeenshire project, ‘Park Central’, is being managed by Anna Rossvoll the Key contact for Glow and ACC, from Inverurie. It is a new project and is tied to Glow and rollout. Could I ask you to share some of your recent S3 work in the National Parks National Glow Group or contact me for more advice on how to do this?
    m.brown@ltscotland.org.uk

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