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Training and Consultancy

"The journey through education for any child in Scotland must include opportunities for a series of planned, quality outdoor learning experiences."
Curriculum for Excellence Through Outdoor Learning, Education Scotland, 2010


Scottish Education is undergoing a massive change as it develops an emphasis on using the outdoor environment for teaching and learning. 

We offer a variety of packages to support schools, from one-off activity days to tailor-made staff development, full-on Forest School and support with policies and procedures. Please contact us for more information. 



  • Spend time connecting with nature using games to take back to your setting

  • Understanding and planning for the challenges and practicalities of taking groups out of setting in winter

  • Understanding the potential of your space in winter 

  • Time to reflect and share practice and pedagogy with colleagues from other settings

  • Make links to CfE through observation and reflection

  • Explore the risks and benefits of outdoor experiences in winter

Winter Workshop

Join us at Mucky Boots to explore the how and the why of spending time outdoors in winter. Find out how to keep it simple and manageable, while also providing quality experiences and opportunities for the children in your care. 


Dawn Ewan has worked in primary, ASN and early years settings for over twenty years as a class teacher, specialist teacher and early years manager. Dawn has 10 years experience delivering workshops and training through Mucky Boots, as a class teacher and as a freelancer, including working with North East Scotland Outdoor Learning Group and Thrive Outdoors


Did you know we also offer mentoring support?

Support for schools, settings and individuals

Our founder and Executive Director, Dawn Ewan, is an experienced mentor, currently studying for a Coaching Approach to Leadership qualification. Coming from a primary, early years and ASN teaching background, as well as her experiences of opening and managing our services, Dawn has a wide range of experiences and skills to offer. 

If you would like to arrange a 1:1 taster session with Dawn, please contact her directly via the link below. 

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