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IOL North East

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Outdoor Learning in the North East

The North East region covers from Berwick on the border of Scotland, to the west with the border of Cumbria, through the beautiful undeveloped landscape of high moorland in Northumberland featuring its many castles and 64 miles of long distance paths bordering the coastline of the North Sea. Dropping down from the North through Newcastle and County Durham into York and ending at Hull with its Maritime history. Whether urban or rural you are never too far from the countryside or coast.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.


North East Regional Events

North East Regional News

Press Release from UK Outdoors - welcoming Government’s roadmap to restarting Outdoor Education

Press Release from UK Outdoors - welcoming Government’s roadmap to restarting Outdoor Education

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

The Outdoor Education Centre Line

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

Evaluating our practice

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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North East Committee

Contact IOL North East

Committee: Nigel Horne, Dave Shields, Joanne Appleby, Dave Hopwood, Morgan Lax

Go to the North East Facebook page for pictures, videos, reports and updates.


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