Scottish Learning Festival – Suggested LfS Pathway

As SLF 2021 fast approaches, please find below one suggested LfS Pathway through the SLF programme this year.

Tuesday 21 September SLF 2021 Programme Update 5

SESSION 1 10:00 – 10:45

Learning for sustainability

Using the local environment and outdoor learning effectively to develop and promote learning for sustainability in the primary school.

Primary practitioners

SESSION 2 12:30 – 13:15

Approaching COP 26: Learning for Sustainability through Social Studies and RME.

Join us to consider opportunities for exploring Learning for Sustainability (LfS) in the context of Social Studies and RME. Link LfS, Social Studies, RME and the wider curriculum to get your learners ready for COP 26.

Local authority and Education Scotland staff


Wednesday 22 September SLF 2021 Programme Update 5

SESSION 4 14:00 – 14:45

Yearning for outdoor learning – building back better post-lockdown

A selection of practice from across Scotland demonstrating outdoor learning approaches developed through lockdown. How do we build on these opportunities and take outdoor learning to new heights? Gwyneth Quinn, East Ayrshire; Natalie White, Bualnaluib and Poolewe Cluster, Highland Council, Kate Samuel, Hyndland Secondary School

SESSION 5 15:45 – 16:30


A session exploring key resources, activities and ideas to engage learners in climate education and Learning for Sustainability as Scotland prepares to host the UN COP26 Climate Summit in November. Debbie Matthewson, Stow Primary, Scottish Borders with Education Scotland staff


Thursday 23 September  SLF 2021 Programme Update 5

SESSION 1 08:00 – 08:45

Scottish Virtual Nature School

Led by Dr Clare Warden, this Scottish Government funded support for outdoor learning benefits children and families across Scotland. Hear about the wide ranging impact from ELC practitioners who have participated.

Dr Clare Warden and practitioners

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