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Health and Safety

Appropriate consideration needs to be given to health and safety when working outdoors, but this should not prohibit regular use of the outdoor learning environment.

For guidance on using the outdoor learning environment review the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom suggestions on Plan and Deliver. CLEAPSS also provides guidance for members. We recommend you read and act on L196 - Managing Risk Assessment in Science. Finally, check your school policy on learning outside the classroom.

The Institute for Outdoor Learning provides a good overview into the risks and benefits of outdoor learning here. They also offer specific guidance and advice for schools here.