Recent research suggests that during lockdown most children spent less time outdoors, became less physically active and spent more time in front of screens. Some children may have lost the habit of playing outside over the past year, replacing it with sedentary screen time, while others might not have had the opportunity to develop the habit at all.

England’s Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield believes we should prioritise youngsters’ wellbeing as part of our recovery from COVID-19.

There has been a call to encourage children to rediscover the joy of playing outside.

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greenspace scotland have launched the Better Outside toolkit featuring projects and inspiring ideas, together with downloadable resources which provide more information about making it happen, things to consider, who can help and real-life examples.

Visit the Better Outside resources