Outdoor Education Line

AIM Member, Releasing Potential and the UK Outdoors organisation, 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.

Please share, include in your website, print it off or ask Releasing Potential or a copy to help promote the importance of Outdoor Education Centres. This was produced in support of the campaign #saveoutdoored, and 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.



UK Outdoors – Restart Outdoor Education 2021

Recent developments have led to UK Outdoors issuing the following statement regarding Government’s roadmap to restarting Outdoor Education by Easter 2021.

AIM’s support to the Outdoor Sector – Gavin Williamson

School Residential Trips

We know that many providers are affected by the Government Guidelines surrounding school residential trips and felt it was important to show our support and if possible lobby government over the lack of future planning.

In September 2020, our Chairman Andrew Gardiner and Mutual Manager Sophia Reed wrote to Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education to highlight the main issues that need to be addressed to save outdoor provision and to enable many providers to plan and continue the valuable work they do.

We continue to support the work of UK Outdoors and other bodies in the outdoor sector to ensure our voices are heard.