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IOL South & Channel Islands

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Outdoor Learning in the South & Channel Islands

The Southern Region includes the beautiful coast, lakes, rivers, downs, open countryside, city centres and two National parks spread across the counties of Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire along with the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We have a great array of environments used by our members, from rural open spaces, dramatic coastlines, to open country and city centre provision. The region has a strong outdoor learning community with many centres and freelancers operating in the very diverse and active region.

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

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South & Channel Islands Regional Events

South & Channel Islands Regional News

Outdoor Learning COVID-19 Impact Survey III The Effects on Residential Outdoor Learning Providers

Outdoor Learning COVID-19 Impact Survey III The Effects on Residential Outdoor Learning Providers

These two reports can be downloaded below....

Outdoor Learning COVID-19 Impact Survey III The Effects on Residential Outdoor Learning Providers

Reporting context

The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt across all areas of an Outdoor Learning sector that provides over 15,000 jobs and £700m to the UK economy.The first and second COVID-19 Impact Surveys for the sector estimated lost revenue of £275M until mid 2021, and each day over 70,000 under 18s and 20,000 over 18s have been missing out on valuable outdoor learning experiences. This survey has been specifically requested by the DfE to provide informed evidence about the immediate and future support requirements of the varied domestic residential outdoor learning business models in the UK. We recognise that whilst education is a devolved issue for Home Nations, ownership or responsibility for outdoor learning organisations and their education services can be UK wide. The findings of this survey are essential in supporting support our sector dialogue with UK Gov and the work streams with DfE & STSSG.

A demand report from the School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group

An overview of the latent demand for school residential visits

In order to gain a rapid understanding of the latent demand in schools for residential visits a single question was circulated by Outdoor Education Advisers across England to schools:

"If guidance and health & safety considerations allow, when would you/your school expect to run your next residential visit?"

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South Committee

Contact IOL South & Channel Islands

Chair  -  James Dyer - Email James

Secretary - Martin Robinson

Committee: Sam Kendall, Mike King, Gary Palmer, Chris Rinaldi, Denea Wright


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