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The East Ayrshire Learning Outdoor Support Team, part of East Ayrshire Council’s residential education service, has achieved British Orienteering Recognised Centre Status
British Orienteering is delighted to announce that the Lea Green Learning & Development Centre has been accredited to their Recognised Centre scheme.
The Lea Green Learning & Development Centre has been recognised by British Orienteering, the National Governing body for the sport as providing a positive first experience to visiting groups. Lea Green Learning & Development Centre is one of a number of accredited centres awarded British Orienteering Recognised Centre status.
Dean Mills, from Lea Green Learning & Development Centre said:
“ Our experienced staff team can offer a tailored orienteering experience that is adventurous, progressive, innovative, challenging and exciting in order to meet a variety of high quality learning outcomes.“
Howard Blackman, Business Development Officer for British Orienteering, said: “Our Recognised Centre scheme is designed to work with Outdoor Centres to understand how orienteering is used as a tool to deliver a wide variety of educational outcomes. We are pleased to recognise Lea Green Learning & Development Centre as delivering a high quality orienteering experience to visiting groups.”
Recognised Centre status is awarded to Outdoor Centres who can show a consistently high standard of orienteering across a range of criteria that covers orienteering delivery, staffing, resourcing as well as policies and procedures. These are examined in detail by British Orienteering advisors and accredited to outdoor centres only if they meet the standards.
British Orienteering, the National Governing Body of the sport, provide specialist advisors to help Outdoor Centres across the country to provide the highest standards in orienteering delivery.
As part of the Recognised Centre scheme, British Orienteering provides
approved outdoor centres with:
- A Recognised Centre certificate to display at their centre which confirms that the National Governing Body of the sport of orienteering is satisfied with the standards in orienteering being delivered by the centre
- Use of the British Orienteering Recognised Centre logo on all their correspondence
- A high profile listing on the British Orienteering website
- Opportunities to host British Orienteering workshops, training courses and camps
- On-going access to a wealth of orienteering knowledge and expertise.
For more information about the scheme and how to join visit the dedicated Recognised Centre section on the British Orienteering website.