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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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‘The Outjoyment Report’
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‘The Outjoyment Report’

Report on benefits of outdoors debated in Scottish Parliament

Members of the Scottish Parliament are urging the public to go camping after the publication of a report by Liverpool John Moores University.

A debate in Scottish Parliament today (16th March) makes note to the value of camping for children and young people in the motion debate - the link to the debate motion is below along with where report can be download from (and attached The Outjoyment Impact Report and Full report.)

Motion Debate:

Report Download from:

LJMU News:

The Outjoyment Report – co-authored by Dr Kaye Richards, in the School of Psychology – was published in October 2022 and surveyed nearly 11,000 people on the attractions of ‘outdoor’ living. Dr Kaye Richards, senior lecturer in psychology at Liverpool John Moores University and outdoor therapy expert, said: “Camping connects people – to the outdoors, to nature, to each other, and most importantly to themselves."

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Chair  -  Bryn Beach - Email Bryn

Secretary - Martin Robinson

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


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