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What is Natural Learning?

Natural Learning is an innovative programme developed by TCV Scotland. The programme works with young people to engage and inspire them about biodiversity and conservation in their local environment through practical environmental activities, outdoor play and accredited learning.

Why is Natural Learning important?

TCV Scotland believes that looking after green spaces isn’t just about caring for nature – it’s about caring for young people as well. We know from our own experience that getting involved in environmental projects can inspire young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

How can the programme contribute to your Curriculum for Excellence?

The Natural Learning Programme is applicable to all ages and offers an innovative teaching method providing significant benefits for children and young people’s learning and personal development. Natural Learning offers a creative way to link to Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes and complements whole school initiatives.

How can you participate?

  • TCV School Grounds Project - aims to develop the schools grounds into a fun, interactive and learning environment, where children can explore, gain new skills and improve their confidence
  • TCV School Green Gym Projects - promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people by engaging them in practical conservation tasks
  • TCV Steps to Work - This programme is tailored to vulnerable, disengaged and hard to reach young people. The practical unit offered by TCV Scotland offers focus on environmental issues

Natural Learning can also support nurseries, schools or groups to secure sources of funding to enable delivery of programmes.


To find out how TCV Scotland could help you start a project, please contact:

Julie Grant, Senior Project Officer

TCV Scotland
St Joseph's Academy
Grassyards Road

Tel: 01563 544304
Mobile: 07870 678573