The National Conference for Leaders of Outdoor Adventure Education in Schools

Provider: The Professional Association of Leaders of Outdoor Education in Schools
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Description The theme of the second annual Outdoor Education Conference is "Remote Supervision". This is aimed at teachers and instructors who run programmes, especially the Ten Tors and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, in which pupils venture into the outdoors without direct adult presence.
Duration 1 day

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Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The development of self reliance, decision-making and
leadership are central to the value of outdoor education.
This depends upon creating an impression of risk, without
establishing a situation where children are exposed to real
danger. Allowing groups this independence can result in an
increase of perceived risk but the level of actual risk should
not change when remote supervision is carried out effectively.
This concept is central to the effectiveness of both the
training and assessment of the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
and the Ten Tors Challenge with which many schools that
attend will be involved.

Evidence underpinning this approach

The keynote, delivered by David Ball, will consider the
area of Risk Benefit Analysis with reference to new ways of
thinking and recent changes in legislation, and consider what
the immediate future holds. Time will be spent reflecting on
updated resources from the DCFS, HSE and the AALA and New
Guidance information, including the BS 8848 (the British
Standard for expeditions and adventurous activities). Also the
recent update to the Mountain Leader Summer Award.
The day will also provide excellent networking opportunities
for teachers to meet and share experiences.
The Hotel is situated between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare
at Churchill just off the A38. It is 5 minutes off the M5 and 15
minutes from Bristol. Its location in the Mendip Hills makes
it an inspirational venue for the conference and perfect for
the group being outside for the afternoon session. Delegates
may like to extend their stay in the area for the weekend.

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9.15 am Conference Assembles. Coffee
9.30 am Conference Opening
“Because It’s There”
A Philosophy of Outdoor Activities in Schools
Martin Chester
10.15 am
Remote Access – The Element of Risk
Practicalities and Legal Responsibilities
Professor David Ball
11.15 am Coffee
11.30 am
Where We Are Now
an update as to legislation and the work of national bodies
Antony Reed
12.15 am
Running a Programme – Training and Management
Paul Bartle
The Ten Tors Challenge
Katy Cuckston
1.00 pm Lunch
1.45 Pm
Practical ‘walk and talk’ sessions in the
surrounding forest and hills in two groups
Topics include:
Weather, navigation, safety in the outdoors and on steep ground,
group shelters, emergency scenarios and Mountain Rescue
Group 1 accompanied by Martin Chester,
Group 2 accompanied by Tim Bird (Ogwen Mountain Rescue)
*Suitable outdoor clothing necessary.
3.15 Pm Forum
3.45 Pm Tea & Cakes

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