Welsh Government Liaison
One of the key purposes of the Wales Council for Outdoor Learning is:
To lobby for the development/recognition of Outdoor Learning with Welsh Government and other key agendas.
You can find examples of some of the ways we have done this here
See our letter to the new education minister Jeremy Miles, to build on the progressive relationship developed between the Wales Council for Outdoor Learning and the Senedd’s Education Minister Kirsty Williams.
We look forward to working with Jeremy for the benefit of Outdoor learning, nature and supporting young people to make a difference.
'Draft criteria for the accreditation of Initial Teacher Education programmes in Wales and the proposal for the Education Workforce Council to accredit initial teacher education' consultation 2016
Real World Learning Cymru Partnership
The Wales Council for Outdoor Learning began life as the Real World Learning Cymru Partnership (RWLCP) formed in 2007 and officially launched in 2009. It brought together organisations that supported and delivered of Out of Classroom Learning, in both the natural and built environment across Wales.
The partnership shared good practice amongst its members and with the education sector through training events and resources. It acted as a voice for the sector helping to raise the profile of Out of Classroom Learning and highlight its many benefits. It aimed to foster greater understanding and appreciation of its value and its vital contribution to sustainable development and global citizenship.
In 2017, the partnership was reviewed and was rebranded as Wales Council for Outdoor Learning in 2018. A Brief History of RWLCP prior to the rebranding can be downloaded here. The consultation responses below were submitted as the Real World Learning Cymru Partnership.