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Outdoor Learning in Wessex

The Wessex region is full of character with landscape of open downland, plain and scarp, wooded plateaus, high chalk plains, vales, river valleys, and lowland mosaic and a Jurassic Coast world heritage site. The unique geography and geology of the region is home to a wide array of providers including, commercial residential centres, adventure challenge courses, educational establishments delivering bespoke outdoor courses, voluntary organisations, clubs and individual practitioners who deliver a diverse range of high quality outdoor learning opportunities.

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

Wessex Regional Events

Wessex Regional News

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion (EDM) 986 - 'Support for Outdoor Education Centres'

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion (EDM) 986 - 'Support for Outdoor Education Centres'

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion (EDM) 986 'Support for Outdoor Education Centres'


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That this House recognises the importance of outdoor education and residential centres in developing young people’s confidence and teambuilding skills; understands the severe plight that jobs and businesses in the sector are facing as a result of the covid-19 crisis; urges the Department for Education to review the current policy of no residential visits as they are an essential part of children’s education and establish a clear timeline for when residential visits are likely to resume; urges the Government to provide a Leisure and Tourism industry specific funding package, including residential outdoor centres for when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends in October 2020; and urges the Government to help protect outdoor education charities with financial support in 2021.


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