An infographic and guidance about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the reopening and operation of outdoor education centres and reintroducing visits by schools can be found on the Going Out There website: https://www.goingoutthere.co.uk/appendix/coronavirus-covid-19-reopening-and-operation-of-outdoor-education-centres-and-reintroducing-visits-by-schools/
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The Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education is pleased to announce the launch of the revised guidance for Going Out There – Scottish Framework for Safe Practice in Off-site Visits
New guidance for Overseas Visits is now available on the Going Out There website
Guidance based on BS 8848 for those planning an adventure overseas has now been published on the FCO website
A summary document has been produced that gives information about the ratios and excursion approval policies for Overseas Excursions in different Local Authorities
The OEAP have sent a letter to the South African High Commission in response to recent changes to regulations regarding children travelling to South Africa, and the effect that they will have on educational visits by schools from the United Kingdom
Educational visits offer an invaluable opportunity to enrich young peoples’ learning, raise their self-esteem, increase their motivation and appetite for learning, and improve their health and wellbeing.
‘Going Out There’ was officially launched on 12th June 2013 at Grangemouth High School by Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science & Scotland’s Languages.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is encouraging teachers to embrace outdoor activities after discovering that more accidents take place in schools than on trips. The organisation is promoting the importance of Outdoor Learning through publication of a new guide to planning and leading educational visits.