Outdoor Education Line

AIM Member Releasing Potential have offered the attached poster for use which uses the idea that as we travel from birth to adulthood, Outdoor Education can play an key role in someone being able to positively contribute to society.  The train line analogy explains the journey we go on when engaged with the outdoors and the consequences of either engaging with or not engaging with nature.

We would like to offer this as a free resource, so please share, include in your website, print it off or ask us for a copy to help promote the importance of Outdoor Education Centres. We produced this in support of the campaign #saveoutdoored, supporting the work of UK Outdoors (

If you do share it, use it or have comment we would appreciate any feedback that you may have.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.


On Target Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Each year we publish our Autumn Newsletter, we love putting it together, and this year we’ve given Members the chance to tell their stories and share what’s working for them. We’ve heard from The Climbing Hangar, The Outdoors People and BeVenturesome.

Sam Sutton from New Forest Activities has offered some great marketing expertise on how providers can improve their services. Ben at BXM Expeditions has also provided us with a really great piece on mental health awareness.

We’ve also heard from Save Your Outdoor Centres, Save Outdoor Ed and from the ABC on the Climbing the Walls campaigns and we hope that you can support these.

As we have been unable to hold any member events this year we’ve included a section on our Team and Directors of the Board so you can put faces to names.

Plexus Law have provided a update on safeguarding of children, young people and and vulnerable adults in organisations.  This feature also gives some case updates where vicarious liability is discussed.

We hope to see all of you soon at one of our Member Events when we can finally get together safely. In the meantime we will continue to offer the Zoom get togethers that many of you have enjoyed.

Please provide any feedback or questions you may have to


Government Guidance – National restrictions from 5th November

The following guidance is available from the Government website which includes information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

We understand that amongst the list of the businesses to close these will include climbing walls and indoor bouldering centres.  We understand that for many AIM Members this will be devastating news.

We are in contact with the Association of British Climbing Walls to support Members with information if available.

We continue to support the #Saveoutdoored and #Saveyouroutdoorcentres campaigns and urge AIM Members and those involved in the outdoor sector to do the same.

Save Outdoor Ed – RYG Centre