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Outdoor Education Oral Question, 27/01/11 [S]

During Question Time on 27 January 2011 Helen Eadie (Lab) asked the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that all schoolchildren experience high-quality outdoor educational opportunities.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell, replied that the Scottish Government believes that every child should experience outdoor learning, which can be delivered in a variety of situations.

The Scottish Government provided over £400,000 in both 2009-10 and 2010-11 to promote the use of the outdoors to help deliver the curriculum for excellence. In April 2010,  “Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning”, was published which advocates embedding use of the outdoors in learning and teaching to provide powerful learning experiences for all children and young people.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 27 January 2011 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 27 January 2011