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Impact of Outdoor Learning

Louise Edwards, Manager at Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development, AHOEC Chair

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I struggled to fit in at secondary school. I was weird, loud, unconventional and didn't really have 'a place' in terms  friendship groups and the social scene. What I now know is that I had very poor self-esteem and a lack of confidence in social scenarios.... 

 

 

Impact of Outdoor Learning

Dave Harvey, Head of Residential Provision at Brathay Trust, Ambleside

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One of my key outdoor learning experiences didn't happen outside. I fact, it was in the theatre and I was 8 years old, taken to see Chris Bonnington lecturing about his Everest south west face expedition. I can remember the pictures of the mountains, the snow and climbers and thinking, wow, I want to do that. As we weren't a family that did outdoor pursuits, it wasn't until I got the chance to do my bronze Duke of Edinburgh's award that this dream started to be realised.

Impact of Outdoor Learning

Dave Scourfield - Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP) Chair

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The Tables Turned

We cannot teach young people to respect and love the natural environment from afar. It is not a lesson in a classroom to be taught. We need to immerse our young people in the natural environment so that they feel it for themselves as the guardians of the natural world into the future. Or as Wordsworth would have it ‘Come forth into the light of things, Let nature be your teacher.’

My IOL Membership

Richard Mayon-White of The Expertise Consultancy Group

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What IOL does for us.

 

  • IOL is the best representative body for what we do
  • Membership gives us a bigger voice than we could ever have by ourselves. The broad range of members gives us insights into diverse ideas and methodologies, and prevents us becoming narrow in our thinking
  • The IOL strategy will greatly assist us in achieving some of the goals we have as an organisation - in particular allowing our team to benchmark their investment in their CPD with other sectors, and make it easier for employees and employers when staff transition into or out of the sector

 

My IOL Membership

Simon Harding, Owner, Broomheath Plantation Bushcraft Academy

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What IOL does for us.

 

  • It has given me a sense of purpose - I want to be part of driving outdoor learning forwards
  • It has changed my personal direction and outlook
  • It has given me a place where I fit, a place where our disparity and breadth is celebrated and where my new world fits into the world

 

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