Childcare Consultation

4th January 2017

Parents, carers, providers and all those with an interest in early years and childcare are being urged to respond to a Scottish Government consultation before it closes next week. It seeks views on the wide range of policy options available to deliver the Scottish Government’s commitment to almost double free early learning and childcare to […]

Forestry Commission Scotland Supports North Lanarkshire Primary Schools

16th December 2016

Forestry Commission Scotland’s (FCS) Community Fund has contributed £15,000 to social enterprise Wildside Adventures for its North Lanarkshire Woodland Learning Project based at the new Kilsyth Woodland Centre based at Kilsyth Primary School. The Community Fund provides the Woodland Learning Project with the funding it needs to support primary school teachers, pupils and support staff […]

Third North Lanarkshire Learning Festival

15th December 2016

Planning is well underway for the third North Lanarkshire Learning Festival which will be held over two days in May 2017. The North Lanarkshire Learning Festival is the premier staff development event for education staff and partners across North Lanarkshire, and Wildside in Scotland is looking forward to bringing The Building Site and the work […]

Are You Committed To Play? Scotland’s Play Charter

11th December 2016

Play Scotland is promoting Scotland’s first inclusive Play Charter. This describes a collective commitment to play for all babies, children and young people in Scotland. It builds on the Scottish Government’s National Play Strategy and the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach to supporting children, young people and their families. The Charter is for […]

New Boundary Fence Will Reclaim Woodland For Kilsyth Primary School

7th December 2016

A beautiful area of mature woodland adjacent to Kilsyth Primary is about to be reclaimed with the aim of protecting the future development of their Woodland Learning Project. North Lanarkshire Council has given approval for a new, taller boundary fence to be erected which means that the woodland will sit within the school boundaries and […]

Tesco Bags Of Help Scheme: Please Vote For Kilsyth Primary Community Woodland

6th December 2016

Wildside in Scotland has applied to the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme to develop the Kilsyth Woodland Centre’s community activities in partnership with Kilsyth Primary School and we have been successful in being put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during December. Now the hard work starts as we need your VOTE.  Our project is […]

Dress A Favourite Local Tree As Part Of National Tree Week

28th November 2016

This week we are being asked to consider how to change views for the better by planting and celebrating trees as part of National Tree Week (26 November to 4 December 2016). The week is the UK’s biggest annual festival of trees and we are being invited to take part by contributing a tree story […]

The North Lanarkshire Woodland Learning Project

15th November 2016

Outdoor learning and play is set to become a lot more fun in North Lanarkshire thanks to a Community Fund grant awarded to Wildside in Scotland by the Forestry Commission Scotland. The North Lanarkshire Woodland Learning Project will be the first programme of the newly established Kilsyth Woodland Centre and will use the newly accessible […]