In association with
- “Once Upon a Time in a Wood”: Developing transformative learning in the outdoors through reflective storytelling
- A Bushcraft Odyssey
- Icebreakers, Energisers and Team Games
- An introduction to Pioneering
- Windermere Reflections
- Reviewing on the Move
- Introduction to the John Muir Award as a Framework for Outdoor Learning
- Forest Schools: Creating the Flame
- Reflection, Metalearning and Metacognition for the Forest Schools Trainer and Practitioner
- Autumn’s Free Wild Harvest - Foraging for Wild Foods and Useful Plants
Celebrating Strengths and Positive Feedback on the Move
- Aquatic and Riparian Invasive Non-Native Species in Cumbria
- Rites of Passage, Outdoor Adventure and Therapy
- Environment for Mountain Leaders
- How to make paddlesports more accessible to people with disabilities
- A Journey into Awesomeness
IOL NW Regional Meetings
- Meetings are held at 10am on 2nd Friday of the month as default.
- Next meeting: Friday 12th July, 2013, venue to be confirmed – provisionally Wray Castle
- Future meetings: 30th August, 8th November
- Contact IOL NW Region secretary Richard Simpson for agenda and venue.
|If you didn't catch the Live BBC Radio Cumbria 3-hour broadcast from the IOL North Conference you can hear snippets of it, with photos too, on YouTube
Thank you Brathay Hall for hosting so wonderfully and thank you to all the presenters and speakers.
Read more about, and see the pictures from, the Conference IOL Northern Region Conferences
IOL Members can download Minutes from IOL and Regional Meetings on the members only documents web page
We held the first IOL North East region conference at the Carlton Centre, Carlton in Cleveland, with a very encouraging turnout of 50 members. There is a new web page for the North East.
Learn new skills. Get a flavour of different activities. Enjoy diverse CPD days.
- Result Coaching has been funded by Cumbria County Council to provide telephone coaching service to support people dealing with stressful life situations. Their reasoning is to catch people early; before stress begins to affect their health and wellbeing significantly. In the attached leaflet we have identified some examples of who might want to use the service, but this is not a definitive list. The only criteria for people to apply are: Must live in Cumbria plus Be experiencing a stressful life situation and be motivated to change it. We cannot work with people who:
- Require psychological counseling
- Are at risk of self-harm or harm to others
- Are currently being treated by mental health professionals
- Have current substance misuse
Roger Ward of Water Park, Cumbria will be submitting Minutes of meetings of the Mountain Liason Group every 6 months where representatives from BMC, NT, LDNP, AHOEC, Natural England, MOD come together to discuss issues in the Cumbrian mountains. This information would be useful for outdoor practioners. Minutes from 12th April 2012.
- As one of the largest and most active regions of IOL the Northern Region consider professional accreditation for practitioners working in the outdoor learning field to be important. We wish to support members of the region who have been accepted onto the APIOL scheme to achieve APIOL. Download the information sheet
- Windermere Lake User Forum. For any outdoor provider that uses Windermere there are some useful changes to be aware of. Also, the representative for outdoor centres on the forum is changing at the end of September from Loz Colyer to John Burden-Bailey. Contact John Windermere Lake User Forum news
- For details of a voluntary Safety Boat Code of Practice that might prove particularly useful for centres offering sailing and windsurfing, plus parking at access points, public jetties & overnight moorings, flooding & drought on the lake, links to the Windermere Reflections projects, click the links for PDFs. Safety Boat Code of Practice Windermere Reflections
Following the installation of the new hydro electric power scheme into Church Beck the land owner has confirmed that he is agreeable for those signed up to the original Church Beck User Agreement to be able to use the ghyll again. It is very important that users continue to respect the conditions of the agreement, as use of the gyhll will still be monitored by the land owner and his land agent.
It should be pointed out that users should conduct a new risk assessment for the ghyll before using it as there may be changes to the ghyll following the engineering work.
View the access map here View a PDF of the agreement
Some good liaison and communication has been had with a number of bodies and organisations around the region in particularly United Utilities who own a substantial amount of land accessed by outdoor users. United Utilities are currently reviewing their policy on usage of their land and NRIOL were able to respond to their proposals ensuring they understood the values and concerns held by the outdoor sector.
Vital information on Insurance for all IOL Events
If you have regional information please email it to Fiona stating which region it is for. We are keen to make these sections busy and useful for all members.
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