The Outdoor Education Service concerns itself with two main areas of work:
- providing advice, guidance, regulation and training on all aspects of good practice and safety management when off-site and engaged in educational visits and outdoor learning. This is for schools, youth groups and associated voluntary groups, as well as other Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton or West Berkshire Council agencies that work with young people;
- the promotion and development of all aspects of outdoor learning: in the school grounds, on local educational visits, on field trips, on residentials, in environmental centres, whilst taking part in adventurous activities or during visits abroad.
Partnership in action
The service is provided for Hampshire County Council, where the Outdoor Education, PE and Sport Service is based, and for Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and West Berkshire Council. The regional nature of this service, working in the same way, to the same standards, is one of it's great strengths.