1b Foundations

National Guidance starts from three basic premises:

  1. Well planned and facilitated opportunities to learn in the real world, away from the classroom, and to experience adventure, help to improve the lives of young people.
  2. Delivering learning outside or off-site does not need to be more difficult than delivering it inside a classroom. Planning and management should, therefore, be practical, proportionate and non-bureaucratic.
  3. The key to effective and successful outdoor learning and off-site visits is the right leaders doing the right activities with the right young people in the right places at the right time

This document explains the thinking and principles upon which the guidance is based.


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Tagsassistant leader, employer, essential, evc, governors, head/manager, LA Officer, Outdoor Education Adviser, parents, visit leader

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