Category: News

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues – phased return to in-person learning in schools and ELC settings – next steps

An advisory note from the Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues providing advice on school transport, outdoor learning, community transmission, the impact of school closures and staff safety and well-being was published on 3rd March.

SAPOE meeting: 2nd December 2020

The SAPOE meeting on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 was held via Zoom. Download attachments: SAPOE Agenda 2nd December 2020 Chair’s Report 2nd December 2020 SAPOE-minutes-2nd-December-2020  

Across Scotland. One man and his canoe

Jonathan Kitching from Birsemohr, Aboyne and former SAPOE representative for Aberdeen City has just completed a marathon canoe journey across Scotland to raise money for cancer charities.  The journey that started in Crinnan near Lochgilphead, was a solo unsupported challenge by canoe and bike.  The road sections that joined together the lochs and rivers were […]

Launch of the Teaching Learning Outdoors professional e-learning module: 17th September 2020

The Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education is pleased to announce the launch today of the Teaching Learning Outdoors professional e-learning course. This course and associated guidance, developed by Education Officers and SAPOE representatives from five local authorities, benefited from £17,250 of Scottish Government funding aimed at supporting outdoor learning. This has allowed this course […]