Campaigns and Manifestos Supporting Outdoor Learnin

Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto

Bringing together a range of stakeholders, the Manifesto made a powerful case that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances

The Manifesto led directly to the creation of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Council for Learning Outsuide the Classroom

A wealth of information is available from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, including details of their Quality Badge, which assures the quality of LOtC provision. 

Campaign for Adventure, Risk and Enterprise in Society    

The Campaign (launched in 2001) seeks to show that life is best approached in a spirit of exploration, adventure and enterprise; to influence and better inform attitudes towards risk; to build wider recognition that chance, unforeseen circumstances and uncertainty are inescapable features of life and that absolute safety is unachievable; and to demonstrate that sensible education and preparation enable an appropriate balance to be achieved between risk and safety and achievement and opportunity.

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Index to this Brief Guide to Outdoor Learning
What is OL? Why does OL Matter? What are the Benefits of OL? What does OL research say?
How safe is OL? Who supports OL and why
Examples of benefits gained from OL
Where to find OL research
How much OL is going on?
OL Research in other journals