International School Grounds Month

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All through May

“In May each year, the International School Grounds Alliance calls on schools around the globe to take their pupils outside to celebrate their grounds. It’s as simple as that. We believe school grounds are very important to children and youth, and shape their experience of the world around them. If you agree with us, we hope you will take some time during this month—an hour, a day, even a week—to go outside into your grounds with your students to engage in learning, play and other activities.

How can your school participate?

There is no right or wrong way to take part. Go out into your school grounds during the month of May and use them as you’d like. Consider taking academic lessons into your grounds, or promoting play outside, camping out in your schoolyard or inviting parents to the school to watch a play outdoors—whatever works best for your school.”

Free activity guides available to download on the website.

International School Grounds Conference

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This three-day conference shares the best in school and nursery grounds design, outdoor play and learning.

This conference will inspire and challenge you to take learning outdoors and transform you school grounds. You will hear from global leaders, be inspired by projects and practice from around the globe and spend time with colleagues sharing your work and hopes.

We have three streams across all three days:

  • Early Years practice
  • Primary and Secondary school practice
  • Designing school and nursery grounds

There are flexible options to attend, from individual days to the full 3-day programme. We have limited funding for EU residents and a bursary fund to support individuals to attend.

All attendees will be able to book individual workshops and access the event information on our app, including resources and presentations after the event.

Growing at School all Year Round – EYFS, KS1, KS2

Learn how to create a productive school vegetable garden – Discover what to plant to ensure you have a crop ready in term time and explore strategies for maintaining the garden throughout the year.

This course takes place outdoors for the majority of the day, please dress in outdoor clothing and bring warm layers, waterproofs and both indoor and outdoor footwear.

Other Spring YSA CPD

To view full course descriptions and to book online visit

01423 546283