Outdoor Education

Our outdoor centres within Scotland are currently closed, and with no income, are and under real threat of collapse. These centres are vital in being able to provide regular, frequent and progressive outdoor learning for young people growing up in Scotland. With careful planning (and the ability to test staff and potential participants) these centres could be used to provide a residential break for children of key workers or offer a residential learning experience for vulnerable and disengaged learners. As well as residential facilities, outdoor centres and locally based outdoor activity providers, have a skilled workforce who could provide outdoor activities in local areas to support the reopening of schools.

Why the contribution is important

Scotland is renowned for it's outdoor environment. We need to maintain opportunities to connect our young people to that environment and outdoor centres are core in that - we need to support them.

by JJackson on May 08, 2020 at 11:53AM

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  • Posted by Wulan19 May 08, 2020 at 12:27

    Maybe test some over 75 too and allow if virus free give them holiday with other oder people
  • Posted by Longcroft May 11, 2020 at 12:36

    the centres can be used in a variety of ways for a variety of audiences. Testing will have to happen along with a strict cleaning routine plus a range of other solutions ( and surely not beyond the reach of anyone to work out) AND what a great way to a. keep these businesses going b. giving key workers a break / their kids a break c. helping our more vunerable children
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