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Keeping it in Perspective Key Learning Points Next steps. Where the Actual Dangers Lie. Example of an Outdoor Centre accident record for one year from 15,000 visitors/50,000 people days:
Key Learning Points
Example of an Outdoor Centre accident record for one year from 15,000 visitors/50,000 people days:
83 accident forms completed in 12 months of which 58 were incurred during non-adventurous activities/ down time
Road traffic accidents:
700 deaths per year
School trips: 1-2 deaths per 30,000,000 (approx) pupil days, per year
A self-evaluation exercise for EVCs
EVC training group 2010 (based on original by Paul Airey & Bill Taylor)
There are 23 questions in total.
Create small discussion groups (2-3)
Focus on one of the 23 aspects e.g. #3 ‘Aims and outcomes’
Run through the indicator questions / statements for the chosen aspect to clarify understanding
Score own establishment using the score-sheet handout provided
Successful visits have clear aims and targeted outcomes
Areas fordiscussion to help score:
Staff, young people and parents have a clear understanding of the learning outcomes and benefits involved?
There is a clear link between the aims of the activity/visit and young peoples’ needs?
Educational Visit Co-ordinator Action Plan
From Managing Risks in Outdoor Activities
A beach visit could mean two very different things to two different people. Have you as EVC gathered enough information?
Celebrate high quality visits!
How can you ensure that visits are of a high quality?
To encourage more high quality visits/activities
To establish competent and confident EVCs
To develop EVCs who are able to inform, enable and support colleagues to plan, organise and lead educational visits
To raise awareness of both Employer/ Local Authority Guidance and National Guidance
To share current good practice in the supervision of young people on educational visits.
1. Review your establishment policy in light of today?
2. Make sure all staff are aware of and comply with the new procedures
3. If you delegate administrative aspects of the role make sure you keep an overview
4. If you are not the Head, you must let your Head know if you feel you can’t fulfil any part of the role
6. I’ll inform you about future training
At the Risk & Redress Conference 17-11-05 Lord Adonis said at the end of his speech:
‘ I'd like to pay tribute to those thousands of teachers who organise visits & activities for their pupils, enriching and often transforming their lives.’
‘Everyone remembers a good teacher and most of us also remember the good teacher who led activities outside the classroom’
Who wants to be an EVC?
Tout le monde!
It is really important that EVCs strive to foster a positive culture in relation to Educational Visits.
You might not always get the thanks and recognition you deserve ……but it is nice when you are appreciated!
It’s always good to remember why we have Educational Visits and EVCs!