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IOL Wales/Cymru

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Outdoor Learning in Wales

Wales is divided into three regions, each of which includes a National Park and one of the three Welsh Outdoor Charter Groups. (These are grass roots movements set up by local practitioners to help them look after their ‘office’ and are open to any practitioner operating within Wales). North Wales (the Heart of Adventure) stretches from northernmost Anglesey to the southern boundary of the rugged Snowdonia National Park; from the wild western coast of the Llyn peninsula to the English border and includes Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham and northern Powys. This area has given rise to the North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter Group. South-West Wales includes Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and of course Pembrokeshire with its glorious Coastal National Park (the only one in the UK) which is looked after by the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group. South-East Wales covers the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Bridgend and southern Powys and includes the beautiful silent reaches of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Practitioners here and from further west set up the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group. Wales has a long tradition of providing Outdoor Learning for people of all ages and abilities. Providers here have a strong commitment to sustainability (environmental, economic and cultural) and inclusivity. They also celebrate the opportunities that a vibrant Welsh culture offers to all.

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

Wales Regional Events

Wales Regional News

Consultation on the proposed Schools (Residential Outdoor Education) (Scotland) Bil
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Consultation on the proposed Schools (Residential Outdoor Education) (Scotland) Bil

Consultation on the proposed Schools (Residential Outdoor Education) (Scotland) Bill is now live at the Scottish Parliament.

 

Very briefly:

this would give young people in Scotland between the ages of 12 -16 a residential outdoor education experience of 5 days and 4 nights while at school. 

it proposes to limit the funding to state and grant-aided schools only.

- we propose the development of a "quality framework" agreement between residential providers and HMIE(Schools inspectorate).

- we ask for views on a number of different proposals for funding the policy.

- other general but important questions around the equity and sustainability of the proposal are sought.

Further details and the consultation survey can be found on the Scottish Parliament website: https://bit.ly/3wmwx8y

The views of IOL Members would be very welcome.

Contact Mike Harvey, Parliamentary Researcher, Office of Liz Smith MSP

 

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Wales Committee

Wales Co-ordinator - Craig Armiger

North Wales Chair - Jenny Wilson and Graham French (Joint)

South Wales - Tom Partridge

Mid Wales - Nick Winder

South West Wales Chair - Sam Swift

South East Wales Chair - Craig Armiger

Wales Treasurer - Sheryl Confue

Iolo Williams - IOL Ambassador for Cymru

Iolo Williams - IOL Ambassador for Cymru

 

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

 

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