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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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Member update - January 20th 2021

Member update - January 20th 2021

  • Sector Update : Coronavirus
  • Financial Support
  • Centre Closures
  • School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group
  • APPGOL
  • Save Outdoor Education Campaign #SaveOutdoorEd

 

 

January 20, 2021 0 Comments
Working with the Department for Education to restart residential school travel sector in Easter 2021 - UPDATE

Working with the Department for Education to restart residential school travel sector in Easter 2021 - UPDATE

As I am sure you have seen, the Department has committed to reviewing its guidance in February with a view to reopening in Easter. This process will be supported by the new School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group (STSSG) who are working with the Department prior to February to address the challenges the residential sector is facing and put in place the right guidance and protocols to ensure we can restart in Easter 2021.

Read more....

 

December 18, 2020 0 Comments
Outdoor Learning COVID-19 Impact Survey III The Effects on Residential Outdoor Learning Providers

Outdoor Learning COVID-19 Impact Survey III The Effects on Residential Outdoor Learning Providers

A demand report from the School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group and the report from the very recent survey by UKOutdoors of the outdoor residential provider base.  This latter survey’s findings are consistent with an earlier survey by School Travel Forum and Expedition Provider Association confirming that the challenges describe extend across all forms of residential school visits.

The surveys were sent to the DfE on December 17th.

 

December 18, 2020 0 Comments
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

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