We provide information on safety on educational visits and outdoor education in West Dunbartonshire.
Education outside the classroom is a central part of Curriculum for Excellence. Outdoor education can help pupils develop social skills and gain self confidence. Educational visits can bring many subjects to life, including science, history, art and citizenship.
A fear of accidents is one of the concerns when taking part in education outside the classroom.
West Dunbartonshire has a clear health and safety policy in place dealing with this issue. This policy aims to make sure that all possible precautions have been taken during outdoor education.
NOTE: Where possible, the transport policy should apply when booking transport.
The policy says that: