The 2020 International School Grounds Alliance conference will take place in stunning Stirlingshire, from September 24th - 26th.

More details will be released during October 2019, but you can click here to find out more at the Conference website.

Conference Summary

Title: Overcoming Challenges

Dates:  Thursday 24th September - Saturday 26th September

Location: In and around Stirling, Scotland.

Venue:  Various around Stirling, including the Tollbooth Centre and Stirling Albert Halls.

Hosts: Learning through Landscapes Trust and Mindstretchers Ltd.

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Conference Summary

Thursday 24th September: Welcome, youth keynote address and adult keynote address - more news about these, soon. Workshops, Wee Blether, Early Years tours. Evening arrangements to be confirmed.
Saturday 25th September: Bus tour of schools and nurseries; workshops and research workshops. Evening: Ceilidh dance.
Sunday 26th September: Today we welcome teachers, educators and practitioners from across Scotland to come and join us for the day. It will be bigger, noisier and really practical today. Workshops, research workshops, another Wee Blether. Closing remarks.

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Main Workshops

Up to an hour, and may be practical outdoors, a walking workshop or indoors lecture, with 20-30 participants in a workshop. Resources and presentations will be shared on the event website afterwards.

Research Workshops

Are you currently involved in Academic research regarding school grounds, play or outdoor learning? Are you a class who discovered something new? Are you an educator with a fresh perspective? Do you have need of help or a question answering? If so, we want you to have an opportunity to share your learning with us, to challenge us, to see if we can help or inform.

15 minutes maximum for any speaker, plus a wall display in our research marketplace for the duration of the event.

A Wee Blether (Scots for ‘a little chat’)

Come and share your practice or ask for help in this fast paced and wild session. 3 slides, 3 minutes. Different. Exciting. Challenging. Questioning. Uplifting. Simple. Short. Exact.

We plan to have a couple of opportunities through the event for up to 15 speakers.

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