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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

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

As reproted in the Guardian:

Outdoor adventures are being banished from the childhood memories of a generation because of coronavirus regulations.

Outdoor centres that provide environmental education for young people from inner cities, including those who may be deprived or disabled, are warning that they face collapse due to a lack of government support.

Residential outdoor centres – many of them charities, not-for-profit or small, family-run businesses – have been closed since March and will not open again until April 2021 at the earliest, under Department for Education guidelines. Of the 15,000 teachers and instructors employed in the sector, about 6,000 have lost their jobs and several centres have permanently closed.

The centres are classified as “open”, however, because they are allowed to offer day trip activities – and so English and Welsh centres cannot receive the financial support available to businesses such as nightclubs that are closed because of the pandemic. Scotland, where outdoor educational trips are part of the curriculum, has provided £2m to save its centres.

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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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