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"In a perfect world, probably on average across the week and the weekend, two hours a day outdoors is protective of becoming short-sighted in children." More...

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Field trips to the farm can teach children about much more than agriculture – and an education partnership has brought mutual benefits for Barnham Primary School and farm managers at the Euston Estate. More...

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Look at the difficulty many people have when learning in classrooms. Compare that difficulty with the ease with which people learn outside of the classroom.


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Recent BBC Newsnight item with Robert Macfarlane More...

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/11/08/ofsted-chief-voices-concern-nurseries-taking-away-climbing-frames/ More...

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A new study examining ‘the state of school residentials in England: 2017’ has been released this week by Learning Away.  The study, which assesses the quantity and quality of residentials currently delivered in schools, is the first of its kind in England. Based on analysis of data from tens of thousands of schools and educational establishments over the last five years, it found that far too many children are missing out on these powerful learning and life experiences, with only one in five children experiencing a residential every year. More worryingly still, the study found a picture of patchy and inequitable access with young people in in the poorest areas the least likely to participate. Furthermore, only around half of teachers said they believed the residentials they delivered were affordable to all pupils.

The full report can be downloaded from http://learningaway.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Learning-Away-The-state-of-school-residentials-in-England-2017-.pdf

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Ordnance Survey has released a comprehensive map of greenspaces throughout Great Britain. The culmination of a project to comprehensively map greenspaces throughout Great Britain was published on Monday 10 July. More...

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Grandparents were much more adventurous during their youth in the great outdoors than today’s youngsters – half of whom have never even climbed a tree, a survey shows More...

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After five days at sea, a team of inner-city teenagers have made history as the only crew from a comprehensive school known to have finished the world's largest offshore sailing race More...

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The Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel welcomes Ms Spielman’s views on the safety culture in schools https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/ofsteds-chief-inspector-writes-about-safety-culture-in-schools and hopes that this results in Ofsted encouraging schools to continue to provide well managed challenging outdoor learning, educational visits and adventurous activities to children and young people. More...