How safe is Outdoor Learning?

The English Outdoor Council runs the numbers for us….

One area with which this campaign is concerned is the understanding of risk and learning to act well when faced with opportunity. Schools and Youth Activities are a rich source of learning about risks – managing them, enjoying them, making them work for you. Yet how safe is Outdoor Learning itself? 

Probably the finest example of proportional reporting available, here we have the numbers and arguments in one easily understood page.    The only thing left to ponder is whether, if your understanding of risk in Outdoor Learning is very far from these facts, how well your understanding of other things is also at variance to truth.

Ian Lewis  Coordinator  Campaign for Adventure