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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-38722762
A family left bereaved after their son died on a college trip to Spain in 2011 is supporting a bid by an AM to tighten rules on educational trips. Glyn Summers died at the age of 17 on a college trip to Barcelona. 

Plaid Cymru's Steffan Lewis wants to introduce a minimum ratio of supervisory staff to pupils on educational trips. He will take part in a ballot on Wednesday, where one AM will be picked to propose a private member's bill. 
If Mr Lewis' bid was picked and if the law was passed, the proposed Safety on Educational Trips bill would introduce a mechanism for independent review following injury or death during a trip. 
The bill would also introduce:
  •  a code of conduct for supervisory staff during trips, including a prohibition on alcohol 
  • guidelines for the information that must be provided to parents and guardians before a trip
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New film which provides an introduction to the findings of the Learning Away project and Brilliant residentialshttps://vimeo.com/193719291

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Collective Passport Scheme under Threat and Lobby Organised.


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https://naturalconnectionsblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/the-noise-of-exciting-learning/


This week’s article has been carefully compiled for us by Robert Williams, Outdoor Education Adviser, Buckinghamshire County Council. rwilliams@buckscc.gov.uk based on an original article for IOL’s Horizons Magazine written by David Crossland.

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A short piece on Adventurous Learning by beamingsimon 

School Travel Organiser is a magazine for teachers. I wrote a short article on Adventurous Learning for their readership. This might be the kind of easily digestible piece that can be shared with those colleagues and managers who require a little more persuasion before stepping outside the classroom… You can download it here. https://beamingsimon.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/theory-focus-adventurous-learning-sto-winter-2015-16.pdf
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It's time to rewild the child – video

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2015/apr/08/time-to-rewild-your-child-george-monbiot-video?CMP=fb_gu


George Monbiot argues that the more time children spend in the classroom, the worse they do at school because our narrow education system only rewards a particular skill set. He says that when you take failing pupils to the countryside, they often thrive – yet funding for outdoor education is being cut

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Every schoolchild in England will have the chance to visit our inspiring National Parks at each stage of their education under plans announced today by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss - as new figures reveal only 10% of schoolchildren currently have access to outdoor learning.

The new Plan for National Parks kickstarts a programme of activity to safeguard the future of these iconic landscapes, including by engaging young people throughout their education:

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