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SEND and Outdoor Learning

The North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service aims to offer access to high quality outdoor and adventurous activities for pupils of all abilities.

We believe that children of all abilities have the right to learn and to have fun whilst doing so, in a safe but challenging environment.

We are proud to be involved with the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and ‘Aiming High for Disabled Children’ projects. This has enabled us to develop our Centres’ adaptive facilities, provide specialist staff training, and expand our range of inclusive equipment. Most importantly it has had a massive impact on the numbers of children with additional needs that have been able to access outdoor learning opportunities at the Centres.

Some of the adaptations include:

  • Wheelchair Ramps
  • Accessible Bathroom with mobile hoist & height adjustable change/wash bed
  • Accessible minibuses with wheelchair lift
  • Inclusive indoor climbing wall with wheel chair abseil ramp (EB)
  • Specialist canoe seats and supports
  • Accessible tandem and wheelchair cycles
  • Inclusive sailing

Rhiann Askew On Facebook said:

“5 star  – Absolutely perfect SEND Activity Day for our families. Everyone was great and worked really hard to meet everyone’s needs. Really appreciate all the hard work the guys put in to the day to make it so enjoyable”

For more information about our inclusive provision please contact our SEND co-ordinators at the Centres:

East Barnby: Callum Foster (01947 893333)
Bewerley Park: Kate Crawford (01423 711287)

Click here to visit the NYCC SEND Website