Category Archives: Safety

New GCSE, AS/A level Geography Fieldwork Guide

A new GCSE, AS/A level Geography Fieldwork Guide has been published by Edexcel, produced in association with the Field Studies Council, the Geographical Association and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This Geography Fieldwork Guide is designed for use by … Continue reading

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First Aid Friends Programme for Schools: KS1 and KS2

http://www.discoverytraining.org/first-aid-friends/The First Aid Friends Programme has been written and developed by Emma Gaskell & Sarah Moses of Discovery Training (Yorkshire) Ltd: It provides a carefully planned developmental opportunity of learning through which children acquire knowledge and life skills in First … Continue reading

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Educational Visits & Journeys Guidance Revised November 2015

A revised version of the LA’s educational visits guidelines is now available entitled “Organising Visits & Journeys: Educational Visits and Outdoor Education Standards and Guidelines ”. It is dated November 2015. This replaces the previous edition dated March 2011. Please … Continue reading

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training Courses 2016

Three dates are now available for this training for 2016. It is particularly suitable for Educational Visits Co-ordinators (EVCs) new to the role and others involved in the management of educational visits. This course, developed by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ … Continue reading

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training Course

The next Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training course is being held on Wednesday 17 June 2015  at BBIC Wilthorpe, Barnsley. Places still available for those who wish to attend. All schools and children’s services settings should have an Educational Visits … Continue reading

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First aid training to be made compulsory for new nursery recruits

Information from the DfE: New nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid for the first time, according to new government proposals. The plans have received the support of parents Joanne and Dan Thompson, who have … Continue reading

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training Courses 2015

Three dates are now available for this training for 2015. It is particularly suitable for Educational Visits Co-ordinators (EVCs) new to the role and others involved in the management of educational visits. This course, developed by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ … Continue reading

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training Course

The next Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training course is being held on Thursday 2 October 2014 at BBIC Wilthorpe, Barnsley. Places still available for those who wish to attend. All schools and children’s services settings should have an Educational Visits Co-ordinator who … Continue reading

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Risky Play and “The Overprotected Kid”

“The Overprotected Kid” “A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.” This is the title of a thought-provoking article by Hanna Rosin … Continue reading

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West Yorkshire school in court over climbing wall fall

A Bradford grammar school has been fined after a PE equipment manager suffered multiple fractures when he fell nine metres from a climbing wall. A prosecution was brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after inspectors identified serious safety … Continue reading

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