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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

Quality and consistency

Quality and consistency

By Dave Harvey and Lucy Maynard

The first three blogs of this series have discussed the case for employing a Theory of Change (ToC) model within the outdoor learning sector and looked at how to go about developing one.

IOL Member Newsletter - Saving Outdoor Centres ~ IOL Free webinars ~ Outdoor News ~ Professional Recognition

IOL Member Newsletter - Saving Outdoor Centres ~ IOL Free webinars ~ Outdoor News ~ Professional Recognition

In the latest IOL Member newsletter (Nov 2020 no 1)

▪ UPDATE on the campaign to save residential outdoor education centres

▪ Making a case for outdoor learning

▪ Research on research reporting

▪ Using fire for different bushcraft applications

▪ FREE Webinars for IOL Members

▪ Outdoor news

Hancock agrees to review ban on educational overnights

Hancock agrees to review ban on educational overnights

Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, is continuing to support the campaign to reopen outdoor education centres for residential school visits. Tim's video can be seen on Twitter of his call to the Secretary of State for Education, in Parliament, to review the ban on residential school visits and change the DfE advice. Matt Hancock agreed to review the ban on educational overnight stays with Sec. of State for Education.

IOL CEO Andy Robinson interviewed for ITV on the need to keep residential outdoor centres open

IOL CEO Andy Robinson interviewed for ITV on the need to keep residential outdoor centres open

Our CEO, Andy Robinson, in an interview for ITV at Bendrigg on the need to keep residential outdoor centres open, says, "We're not just talking about 2020 and 2021 being lost in terms of school opportunities, we're talking about years ahead"

Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, visited Bendrigg to support the campaigm where ITV also interviewed centre heads and key figures in outdoor learning as we all pull together to #saveoutdoored

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