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 […]
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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.
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
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 National Network for Outdoor Learning Strategic Event will be held on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at the Glasgow Youth Hostel, 7/8 Park Terrace, Glasgow, G3 6BY
The Minutes of the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People held on 31st May 2017 are now available
Video footage of Sir Julian Brazier defending the quality of UK adventure education on 16th January 2017, as part of the Campaign for Adventure and the AALA Review
Funding for innovative school projects to improve attainment has been more than doubled to £3.5 million, the Deputy First Minister John Swinney has confirmed today
The Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod, has approved camping management proposals that cover 3.7% of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.