SAPOE wrote to John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 1st September 2020 to highlight the financial crisis that now faces Scottish Outdoor Education Centres.
Category: Local Authority Outdoor Education Centres
The results of the OEC survey completed by teachers is now available
Two outdoor centres, Blairvadach near Helensburgh and Kilbowie in Oban, are set to close despite the life-changing experiences they provide
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?
Over 35 years SAPOE have observed a substantial reduction in local authorities’ ability to sustain their own residential outdoor education facilities