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October 4, 2019

The PAPPUS project will disperse seeds of change in the lives of young people, using the natural world, botany and horticulture, in a playful context.

February 13, 2019

Could footwear transform outdoor play in our early years settings? Lessons from Japanese kindergartens.

November 23, 2018

EDIT: this blog is being updated daily whilst we are in Japan.  Scroll to the bottom for the latest post.

PLL Jules and Mary (who is currently a v...

November 6, 2018

Julie Mountain and Mary Jackson are heading to Tokyo this month, to attend the International School Grounds Alliance 2018 conference, and carry out re...

October 5, 2015

The fourth International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA) conference has just concluded in Bali, with delegates from 14 countries attending to speak, le...

May 22, 2012

I was lucky enough to visit Sherman School in September 2011 as part of the International Green Schoolyards Conference.  Here, I report back on the fe...