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IOL CEO Andy Robinson on ITV Border News on the devastation of restrictions for outdoor education

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The ITV Border news report with an interview with IOL CEO Andy Robinson yesterday

Andy highlighted the devastation that remaining closed, and with no financial support, amid Covid-19 restrictions is having on the outdoor education sector.

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petition to Government seeking financial support for Outdoor Residential Centres during closure as a result of Covid

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While Government restrictions make the normal operation of Residential Centres impossible, we implore them to provide financial assistance to help this viable & worthwhile industry survive this period of forced closure.

Find the petition here....
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Press Release from UK Outdoors - welcoming Government’s roadmap to restarting Outdoor Education

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Today's Press Release from UK Outdoors - UK Outdoors welcomes Government’s roadmap to restarting Outdoor Education at Easter 2021

- UK Outdoors to work with Government to finalise framework for safe restart

- National Association of Head Teachers stresses benefits of outdoor education to children’s mental health

- Decision comes after completion of Department for Education’s November review

- Easter restart still threatens the future of some centres and additional financial support must be explored

Read the Press Release here

The Outdoor Education Centre Line

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A poster which uses the idea that as we travel from birth to adulthood, Outdoor Education can play a key role in someone positively contributing to society.   The  train line analogy explains the journey we go on when engaged with the outdoors and the consequences of either engaging with or not engaging with nature.

This as a free resource.

Evaluating our practice

Theory of Change: Blog 5

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By Dave Harvey and Lucy Maynard

The first four blogs of this series have discussed the case for employing a Theory of Change (ToC) model within the outdoor learning sector. We’ve looked at how to go about developing a ToC and how we go about ensuring consistent quality.


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