Proposal 029 - Sam Rowlands MS

Published 11/07/2022   |   Last Updated 25/07/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

This proposal was successful in the ballot for Member Bills on 13 July 2022.

View the Development of the Outdoor Education (Wales) Bill

The following is a proposal for a Member Bill tabled during the Sixth Senedd:

Proposing Member:

Sam Rowlands MS

Title of the proposed Bill:

Outdoor Education (Wales) Bill

Policy Objectives of the proposed Bill:

The purpose of this bill is to provide a statutory obligation on Local Authorities to ensure that young people are provided with the opportunity to experience residential outdoor education.

The proposed bill would seek to make it a statutory obligation for local authority-run and grant aided schools in Wales to be provided funding to ensure the opportunity for at least one week of residential outdoor education for young people at some stage during their school years.

The intention is that the statutory obligation to ensure residential outdoor education is provided would fall on those who are responsible for arranging the provision, e.g. education authority and managers of grant-aided schools.