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Bibliography -Accessing Outdoor Environments for Visually Impaired Pupils


Green releaf primary project
Using plants in the national curriculum: a mini-guide to activities for key stages 1 and 2
Learning through landscapes, 1996
ISBN: 1872865143
A national project to raise awareness of the many benefits of growing and using plants in primary schools.

HDRA (Henry Doubleday Research Association)
Recycling pack for schools
HDRA (Henry Doubleday Research Association), nd
Includes Composting: a step-by-step organic gardening guide, Make your own compost and watch your garden grow, Worm composting and the Recycling pack for schools from HDRA

Hull, John M
Touching the rock: an experience of blindness
SPCK, 1990
ISBN: 0281044449
Day to day experiences and coming to terms with blindness by a man who had been gradually blinded by cataracts and detached retinas. 

Kenny, Kate
Grounds for learning: a celebration of school site developments in Scotland
Learning through Landscapes, 1996
ISBN: 1872865178
Looks at development of school grounds in Scotland and contains a wealth of imaginative ideas and describes good practice which already exists. The purpose is to inspire, celebrate and inform all those involved in schools about the best ways of using and developing grounds.

Please, Peter A
Children's gardening: a month by month guide advancing educational gardening activities in schools
Horticultural Therapy, 1991
ISBN: 0952107406
A resource pack for teachers involved in gardening with children. Explores the therapeutic aspects of gardening, particularly for addressing the special needs of young people.

Spurgeon, Tim
Getting on with gardening
RNIB, 1997
ISBN: 1858781140
Describes some of the methods, aids and equipment which can be used by visually impaired people while gardening.

Walker, Sue
Getting off the ground: physical and outdoor education as active life skills for visually handicapped children and young people
RNIB, 1992
ISBN: 0901797863
Intended as a resource for teachers to provide ideas for inclusion of visually impaired children and young people in physical and outdoor activities.

Webster, Alec & Roe, João
Children with visual impairments: social interaction, language and learning
Routledge, 1998
ISBN: 0415148162



Cavanagh, Jean
Let's get physical ... at the primary club!
Visability Autumn 1999, No 27, p11-13
Describes how a club was established to enable visually impaired children to participate fully in physical activities.

Cullingford-Agnew, Steve
Making PE inclusive: the Sherbourne approach
Insight Mar/Apr 2009, No 20, p22-24
An approach to movement based around developing self-awareness and awareness of others, particularly of benefit to children with complex needs.

Egan, Brenda; Skorupan, Megan; Concannon, Jennifer
Learning about life in a natural environment: the First Adventures project
Insight Jan/Feb 2006, No 1, p15-18
A new early childhood centre at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children incorporates a good sized outdoor area for learning opportunities.

Hopkins, Fiona
If you go down to the woods today ...
Insight Mar/Apr 2009, No 20, p25-27
Forest Schools are a Scandanavian idea for boosting self-esteem, confidence and social skills through regular woodland learning sessions.

McCall, Steve
Sports and recreation for persons with visual impairment: playing the game of your life
The Educator July 2005, Vol XVIII (1), Whole issue
Issue dedicated to sport and physical education for children who are visually impaired. Specific sports covered include Soccer, Golf, Rowing and Mountaineering.

McLeish, Eve
Sky's the limit
Insight Jan/Feb 2010, No 25, p10-12
A programme which uses outdoor activities and social events to develop social skills and personal confidence in visually impaired children.

Parr, Amanda
Achieving the Duke of Edinburgh's award
Insight Sep/Oct 2010, No 29, p30-36
Sixth formers at Rushton School have taken up the challenge of taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award.  This article discusses their strategies and achievements.

Thrive. Gardening and horticulture for training, therapy and health
Young gardeners (Thrive Pack 4)
Thrive/Growth point, 2000
Contains three Growing Points information sheets:  A therapeutic garden; Bradstone design award 1993 - A garden for young people with learning difficulties; Amy's garden.