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Covid-19 Lobbying

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Residential Outdoor Education has been devastated by the effects of COVID-19 and needs more government support to survive. All IOL members and supporters of outdoor learning can help us make the case - write to your local MP and sign the #saveoutdoored and #SaveYourOutdoorCentres petitions.

 

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UK Outdoors is the sector voice for the Outdoor Learning and the Adventure World. UK Outdoors is lobbying to change the governments Covid 19 guidance which is preventing overnight stays in Outdoor Education Residential Centres. This guidance is preventing formative educational experiences to at least 5 million students across the UK. The sector provides over 15,000 jobs and £700m to the UK economy.

Objective: The Government have committed to review the guidance advising against residential outdoor education in November. Whilst we participate in the Review, we are aiming to build political support to ensure that guidance and our sector is reopened in time for the 2021 season.

 

 

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SNP urged to deliver bailout to save vital outdoor education centres

SNP urged to deliver bailout to save vital outdoor education centres

It's been warned that £3 million is needed just to get the struggling sector through the winter months.

 

October 20, 2020 0 Comments

Save Outdoor Education Campaign - Wales

Save Outdoor Education Campaign

If you haven't already contacted your Welsh MP's or would like to send a further letter please find attached a template which you could adapt and use.

Members of the Senedd can be found here

Members of Parliament can be found here

 

Please contact Paul Donovan at the Outdoor Alliance if you send the letter and let him know how your MP responds.

October 19, 2020 0 Comments
Save Outdoor Education Campaign

Save Outdoor Education Campaign

UK Outdoors has continued its campaign to reopen residential visits with significant media coverage

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

Half of UK's outdoor education centres face closure due to coronavirus

Half of all outdoor education centres face closure, with 15,000 jobs at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic, the industry has warned.

Outdoor education has long been part of British culture with over two million children a year taking part. But since March, pupils have missed out on over 1.5 million visits, costing the sector an estimated £500m in lost revenue and over 6,000 job losses.

Industry chiefs are calling on the Government  to review the guidance in November, in line with recognised science and health and safety protocols, and lay out a roadmap for the reopening of the school travel sector. 

Camilla Tominey, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

14 October 2020 • 7:28pm

October 15, 2020 0 Comments
Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion (EDM) 986 - 'Support for Outdoor Education Centres'

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion (EDM) 986 - 'Support for Outdoor Education Centres'

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion (EDM) 986 'Support for Outdoor Education Centres'

October 14, 2020 0 Comments
MP secures meeting with Education minister over plight of outdoor education centres

MP secures meeting with Education minister over plight of outdoor education centres

Tim Farron, MP for the South Lakes, has secured a meeting with the Education minister over the plight of outdoor education centres.

IOL were delighted to host Tim at the IOL North West Conference 2012 when he presented a talk about “The Contribution of Outdoor Learning in Promoting Inclusion in Society.”

Read Tim's announcement here....

October 14, 2020 0 Comments

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