Two outdoor centres, Blairvadach near Helensburgh and Kilbowie in Oban, are set to close despite the life-changing experiences they provide
Category: Education and Training
Why are Scottish councils closing their outdoor centres? Residential centres across Scotland have given generations of schoolchildren a chance to experience the great outdoors, but yet more facilities are set to close this year. What is behind the decline – and why are people worried about the impact?
The following guidance and information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been issued by the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland
Over 35 years SAPOE have observed a substantial reduction in local authorities’ ability to sustain their own residential outdoor education facilities
The #Outdoorstogether conference for SAPOE and AHOEC members is open for booking
Scottish Teachers’ Dirty Weekend 2019 on 1- 2nd March 2019 at The Field Studies Council, Millport. BOOK your place NOW!
The revised ‘Higher Education Sector Guidance for Fieldwork and Travel’, including all offsite visits and travel in the UK and overseas was released on the 9th November 2018
During 2017-2018, 487 schools were involved in delivering the John Muir Award in Scotland (40 more than 2016-17) – this includes 43% of Secondary Schools, 16% of Primary Schools and 5% of Special Schools
This exemplar outlines the intervention of Curriculum Outdoors Attainment Challenge (COACh) in seven East Ayrshire schools working with children, staff and parents to embed Outdoor Learning to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy. This supports whole school communities to engage with children’s learning and have high shared ambition, aspirations and expectations
Rebecca Davies from the University of Stirling has completed her dissertation on: ‘Residential Outdoor Education in Scotland: change over time and the impacts of socio-economic deprivation on access’.