OSFC U8 Ao2 Outdoor Education

Timeline created by samffff
  • Scouting movement founded by Robert Powell

    He was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement.
  • ROSPA Established, inform much of school risk procedures

    It was created to improve health and safety in schools and outdoor education.
  • Countryside Code published for the first time

    This was created so that people look after the country side.
  • 24th April The Kinder Trespass

    Members of the Lanchashire Branch of the british workers trespassed on kinder scout, they did this becasue they wanted to roam other parts of the country side.
  • John Dewey pioneered the improtance of experiential education

    John Dewey pioneered the importance of experiential education by learning through experiences
  • First UK Outward Bound Centre, Wales

    The first Outward Bound school was opened in Aberdovey, Wales in 1941. Outward Bound grew out of Hahn's work in the development of the Gordonstoun school and what is now known as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Outward Bound's founding mission was to give young seamen the ability to survive harsh conditions at sea by teaching confidence, tenacity, perseverance and to build experience of harsh conditions
  • National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act

    This was a result of the Kidner Trespass and the act provided framework for the creation of national parks on areas on natural beauty in England and Wales
  • Countryside Comminsion established

    The Countryside Commission was a statutory body in England and Wales, and later in England only. Its forerunner, the National Parks Commission, was established in 1949 by the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 to co-ordinate government activity in relation to National Parks.
  • Second UK Outward Bound Center, Eskdale

    Eskdale was the first orginisation in Britain to start outdoor education. The village is centred around the small St. Bega's Church and hall
  • Peak District becomes the first National Park

    The Peak District National Park became the United Kingdom's first national park on 17 April 1951. The first long-distance footpath in the United Kingdom was the Pennine Way, which opened in 1965 and starts at the Nags Head Inn, in Grindsbook Booth, part of Edale village
  • To 1983 Kenneth Oldham conducted outdoor education for children and wrote the first guide to the Pennnine Way

    To 1983 Kenneth Oldham conducted outdoor education for children and wrote the first guide to the Pennnine Way
  • Outward Bound goes to the USA

    In 1961, Joshua L. Miner, the first president of Outward Bound USA and the man responsible for bringing the innovative ideas of Kurt Hahn to the United States, inspired US legislation approving a training and development model to prepare Peace Corps volunteers in Puerto Rico. This first camp, and then the more famous Colorado school, became OBUSA's first presence in the USA.
  • MLTB founnded

    Mountain Training England is the new name for the organisation that has delivered leadership qualifications in mountaineering and climbing for candidates and centres from England since 1964. 1964 the Mountain Leader Training Board, or MLTB, was formed by the British Mountaineering Council and the Central Council for Physical Recreation. The intention was to establish standards of training and assessment in the competence to lead others in the mountains
  • Pennine Way completed

    The final section of the path was declared open in a ceremony held on Malham Moor on 24 April 1965.
  • Institute for Outdoor Learning again

    Encouraging outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision.
  • National Curriculum created

    The National Curriculum was introduced into England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a nationwide curriculum for primary and secondary state schools following the Education Reform Act 1988. Notwithstanding its name, it does not apply to independent schools, which may set their own curricula, but it ensures that state schools of all Local Education Authorities have a common curriculum. Academies, while publicly funded, have a significant degree of autonomy in deviating from the National Curriculum.
  • 22nd March Lyme Bay Tragedy

    A group of eight schoolchildren and their teacher from Southway Community College, Plymouth were accompanied by two instructors from an outdoor centre on a kayak trip across Lyme Bay, on the south coast of England. As a result of a series of errors and circumstances, four of the teenagers drowned. The party had run into difficulties straight away as one kayak became swamped. This tragedy accelerated governmental discussions to end self-regulation of outdoor education centres.
  • Activity Act created

    When the activity act was created
  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority created

    The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority oversees every element of outdoor education in the country
  • Lyn Cook published the first book documenting the history of OE in the UK

    Lyn Cook published the first book documenting the history of OE in the UK
  • Countryside Agency formed

    The Countryside Agency in England was a statutory body set up in 1999 with the task of improving the quality of the rural environment and the lives of those living in it. The Agency was formed by merging the Countryside Commission and the Rural Development Commission. Its powers were inherited from those bodies.
  • Countryside & Rights of Way Act of 2000 secured workers' rights over common land & open country

    This was another result of the Kinder Trespass. The Act implements the so-called "right to roam" long sought by the Ramblers' Association and its predecessors, on certain upland and uncultivated areas of England and Wales. This element of the act was implemented in stages as definitive maps of different regions were produced. The act refers to areas of 'mountain, moor, heath and down' in addition to registered common land; not all uncultivated land is covered.
  • PE curriculum includes OE in PE, but not compulsory

    PE curriculum includes OE in PE, but not compulsory
  • October River - Walking on School trips leads to two girls from Royds Comprehensive drowning in Stainforth Back, Settle

    After this event happened, this raised awarness in the Outdoor Adventure sector, and people were more carefully and that every teacher to take their class on a trip would need to have qualifications for the trips. This became relevant a few more years on when a similar incident happened and the teacher had no qualifications
  • WGL Award begins

    WGL Award begins and this was offered to 15,000 people who qualified for this award
  • 26th May Glenridding Beck Drowning

    The teacher who set up the trip and took the kids to the destination, did not have an qualifications to take the kids on the trip, this lead to a legislation being put in place
  • UK Lottery funds a major Summer Camp programme for every UK child to have at least one week long OE camp

    The UK Lottery funds a major Summer Camp programme for every UK child to have at least one week long OE camp
  • 2nd November Lord Adonis' manifesto, pledges one major OE trip per pupil whilst at school

    Lord Adonis' manifesto, pledges one major OE trip per pupil whilst at school, but later on in the month it back fires.
  • Countryside & Rights of Way Act of 2000 implemented

    The Countryside and Rights of Way Act also made some changes in respect of nature conservation, in particular to Part I of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. These three main changes are: the maximum penalty is now a term of imprisonment instead of a fine; the Secretary of State can designate "wildlife inspectors" who have a range of powers under the Act; offences of disturbing certain birds and animals are extended so as to cover reckless as well as intentional acts.
  • PE curriculum mentions OE as a means to provide challenging opportunities

    In 2000 OE was introduced to the PE curriculum, but it wasn't compulsory, however the PE curriculum say that OE is a great way to provide challenging oppotunity for children
  • Safe Practice in PE & School Sport updated

    Safe Practice in PE & School Sport was updated so that it would give you the correct qualifications that you needed to have for you to be able to take classes on school trips to outdoor adventure areas.
  • 16th November Joesph Lister from Tadcaster Grammar School died potholing on a school trip

    After Lord Adonis pledges one major OE trip for children whilsts there still at school, Joesph Lister dies on one of them trips. It was good that the government was trying to promote OE, but it back fired