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Covid: More teachers turn to outdoor classes - BBC Wales report

The rise follows a warning by the Institute for Outdoor Learning that a lack of school trips during the pandemic has cost the outdoor education sector £500m and caused the loss of 6,000 jobs.

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The number of teachers being trained to educate children outdoors has gone "through the roof" because of Covid-19, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said.

About 450 teachers have enrolled on its outdoor learning courses in the last two months - compared to 350 for the whole of last year.

The courses recently re-started following Covid restrictions. They are delivered via Zoom and encourage teachers to use nature to help teach key subjects. Educating pupils in nature "releases stress of masks and social distancing," say teachers

The rise follows a warning by the Institute for Outdoor Learning that a lack of school trips during the pandemic has cost the outdoor education sector £500m and caused the loss of 6,000 jobs.

Read more... and see the excellent BBC video (well worth sharing)

Outdoor education centres warn of risk of closure due to Covid - a report in the Guardian

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Outdoor Education Centres must be saved from closure. Once they're gone they're gone.

Outdoor education can help restore young people's love of learning and develop their confidence, resilience and team building skills.

#outdoorlearning #saveoutdoored

Read more....

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.

Film report link...

#saveoutdoored #SaveYourOutdoorCentres

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