School grounds in Scotland research report

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School grounds are an inexpensive yet versatile resource, which offer a unique setting to promote positive health and well being, understanding of the environment, citizenship and physical activity for our school children. Grounds for Learning, Play Scotland and sportscotland commissioned John McKendrick, of the Scottish Poverty Information Unit, to undertake the first national survey of state sector school grounds in Scotland. This survey sought evidence on the current attitudes toward and use of Scottish school grounds, in order to inform national debate on how to target resources more effectively, support new initiatives and establish best practices in Scottish education.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning bodyGrounds for Learning
Number of pages159
ISBN (Print)1 85060 477 0
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


  • play
  • sport
  • school grounds
  • Scotland


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