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The Campaign seeks to show that life is best approached in a spirit of exploration, adventure and enterprise; to influence and better inform attitudes towards risk; to build wider recognition that chance, unforeseen circumstances and uncertainty are inescapable features of life and that absolute safety is unachievable; and to demonstrate that sensible education and preparation enable an appropriate balance to be achieved between risk & safety and achievement & opportunity.

Adventure Professionals again on the agenda
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
As the AALA progresses with the work of UKAIG, the field again has an opportunity to claim its full professional status according to common sense and social research theory. This research underpins the statement defining what a professional is (full information below).  
 
Whilst various requirements exist such as code of ethics, body of knowledge, training structure, defined period of experience, etc., the most vital is that there is public trust and reassurance derived from quality insurance owned and delivered through the professional body of the professionals themselves, and not any external quality assurance group however competent that group is. Below, and over the next days we invite discussion around what might be.
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Amanda Spielman - Telegraph
Sunday, 06 August 2017

Children denied chance to develop 'resilience and grit' by too strict health and safety rules, warns Ofsted chief - from The Telegraph -

Ms Spielman, who took over as chief inspector in March, said children must stop being forced to wear hi-vis jackets on school trips “like troupes of mini-construction workers minus the hard hats”.

The BBC  - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40841437

Ms Spielman said making pupils wear high-vis vests on trips made them look like mini-builders minus the hard hats.

She said schools had developed an over-cautious culture that made it difficult for young people to cope with everyday events.

Ms Spielman said every minute enforcing a ban on conkers and yo-yos was a minute away from tackling a multitude of real dangers.

"I want Ofsted to make sure that schools are properly focused on pupil safety but that it doesn't come at the expense of opportunities to broaden and enrich young minds," she said.

"My message to schools is this - keeping children safe from harm should always be your overriding concern but in doing so make sure you distinguish between real and imagined risk.

"Trying to insulate your pupils from every bump, germ or bruise won't just drive you to distraction, it will short-change those pupils as well, limiting their opportunity to fully take advantage of the freedom of childhood and to explore the world around them."

More from Campaign for Adventure previous articles...http://www.campaignforadventure.org/news/campaign-for-adventure/

 

 

 
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