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.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been a severe and sustained threat to human life in Scotland. The impact of the pandemic on public services, business and private lives has been profound. All of us have been required to make substantial adjustments to cope with these unprecedented times. The Scottish Government is particularly mindful of the impact which this has had on children and young people.
The SAPOE meeting on Thursday 3rd September 2020 will be held via Zoom
This guidance was commissioned in 2020 by the Scottish Government and developed by the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE) in partnership with Education Scotland, Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres and the Youthlink Scotland Outdoor Group
At the start of the Corona Virus Crisis, the ABC (Association of British Climbing Walls) set up working groups to support climbing walls through the crisis. David and Robert Stevens from The Warehouse Climbing Wall, Gloucester approached Rich Emerson, ABC Chair as they had a relationship with a world-leading research team in De Montfort University
The results of the OEC survey completed by teachers is now available
The SAPOE meeting held on 10th June was held via video conference
Released: 11th May 2020 Outdoor learning is embedded in Curriculum for Excellence and in our GTCS standards. We know it benefits learning as well as mental and physical wellbeing. In the current situation of reflection, refocus and recovery we believe that outdoor learning and the outdoor environment needs to be at the heart of conversations […]
The following websites provide some useful information on outdoor learning ideas and resources that might be of interest to teachers, parents and carer
Two outdoor centres, Blairvadach near Helensburgh and Kilbowie in Oban, are set to close despite the life-changing experiences they provide