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There are an increasing number of reports, reviews and surveys that provide evidence of the benefits that outdoor education can bring to young people.
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/hmci-commentary-curriculum-and-the-new-education-inspection-framework Sep 2018 Chief Ofsted inspector promoting a widening curriculum focus
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools (Updated 24 October 2017)
English Outdoor Council Meeting the challenge 150115 January 2015 Outdoor and Residential Learning Experiences – learning opportunities for all. A summary of the evidence – the case made.
The Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP) have a list of reviews, manifestos and reports making the case for educating students outside the classroom: http://oeapng.info/downloads/making-the-case/
OEAP mindmap of benefits Range-of-Potential-LOtC-Activity-Benefits-and-Learning-Outcomes-mind-map
Character and Resilience manifesto: The all party parliamentary group on Social Mobility January 2014 – http://www.appg-socialmobility.org/
LOTC guidance on using pupil premium to aid learning outside the classroom Pupil-Premium
Nothing Ventured: balancing risks and benefits in the outdoors, Tim Gill Nothing-Ventured
Find out more about research studies which reinforce and illustrate the wide-ranging benefits for young people by following this link. http://www.lotc.org.uk/category/research/
In 2008, an Ofsted Report into learning outside the classroom also highlighted the positive benefits and impact on raising achievement. http://www.lotc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Ofsted-Report-Oct-2008.pdf