Save Outdoor Education
Save Outdoor Education



Some of the facts...


  • Outdoor education centres are permanently closing with a grave loss to generations of UK children. Support our campaign to Save Outdoor Education.
  • Outdoor education residential centres have been prevented from operating, receiving no income since March 2020 due to Government guidance preventing school overnights.
  • By Spring 2021 over 2 million children will have missed out on educational visits at a time when the Government acknowledges wellbeing and mental health for young people should be a priority.
  • Outdoor education residentials provide vital life long learning with benefits including resilience and perseverance, adaptability and social awareness to name a few. See High Quality Outdoor Learning
  • Residential visits are shown to be the most impactful, the moment that changes many children's lives across the country regardless of background.
  • Centres are permanently shutting which are a loss for generations to come , with £500m loss in revenue so far, projected 15,000 jobs by spring and 50% of outdoor education capacity will be lost.


The impact of outdoor residentials

The impact of outdoor residentials


  • For the Government to change their current guidance to schools on overnights.
  • Off the back of the November Department for Education review, produce a roadmap to safely open the sector in time for 2021 season. With most schools taking 6-12 months to prepare for residentials, time is running out for 2021.


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How you can help...


Write to your MP using the automated letter generator through the British Mountaineering Council or personalise your own letter using our template asking them to support through joining the outdoor learning APPG.


  Write to your MP


​Sign the parliamentary petition to open the sector.


  Sign the petition


Follow our social media @saveoutdoored on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, interacting with the posts and posting with #SaveOutdoorEd



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