Latest Cornwall Outdoors News

03/28/2014 - 15:11

Traverse Walls at Lanivet and Mylor Bridge Schools

The Delaware Centre staff have just completed the installation of two new playground traverse walls. Lanivet School and Mylor Bridge School are the new owners of these exterior timber built climbing traverse walls, which only took two onsite days to complete.

Big bright and friendly holds for children to explore and climb along. New playground games and a new activity for your PE lessons. Balance skills, coordination, confidence, strength and dexterity are only a few of the benefits that a traverse wall can bring to your school.

Lanivet School Traverse Wall

Lanivet had an unused space to the side of their playground which had a strong wall on which to fix the structure. Once installed the playground was back to the same size but this time there is a traverse wall installed for all to enjoy. The wall has three faces, one gentle gradient, one vertical face and then a gentle overhang to add a challenge to the budding climbers in the school.

Lanivet Traverse wall

Mylor Bridge School Traverse Wall

Mylor Bridge School didn't have the same long wall as Lanivet to build along however as a corner feature it brings a new vibrancy to a bland stone wall in the playground. With an easy gradient on one side of the wall and a steeper section for the more adventurous climbers. this wall has something for all ages in Mylor Bridge School.

Mylor Bridge School Traverse Wall

If you would like to know more about how Cornwall Outdoors can build a traverse wall in your school playground please contact:

Dougie Bruce
Centre Manager
Delaware Centre
Tel: 01822 833885 

03/26/2014 - 12:58

The Outdoor Learning Cards have been developed by the Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel (OEAP) as a resource to support teachers and youth leaders who wish to deliver exciting and inspirational outdoor learning activities.

The Outdoor Learning Cards activities contribute directly to a wide range of educational and development aims for young people (aged 5-15) and cover four elements of Outdoor Learning that can be delivered on the immediate site and surrounding environment:

• Orienteering

• Team Building and Problem Solving

• Bouldering - Use of low level climbing walls

• Journeying - Local visits organised by young people

The Cards are supported by a Handbook and CD that provide detailed information on all aspects of activity delivery. Key elements are explored further in the nationally recognised one-day Outdoor Learning Cards training course. The Cards and supporting materials are only available through the training course.

For more information please contact:

Andy Barclay

M: 07968 892855


Dates: 25th June, 8th Oct or 5th Feb 2014

Course Code: CLO29


Book online:

03/18/2014 - 12:49

New dates have been added for Educational Visits Coordinators Training (for new EVC's) or Re-Validation Training for experienced EVC's who haven't attended training in the last 3 Years.  


30 April 2014 - Tricky's Redruth

26 November 2014 - Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, St Austell

3 February 2015 - Delaware Outdoor Education Centre, Gunnislake

To book go to and search course code CLO9


22 May 2014 - Carew House, Bodmin

14 October 2014 - Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, St Austell

19 January 2015 - Delaware Outdoor Education Centre, Gunnislake

To book go to and search course code CLO25

03/13/2014 - 15:00

In 2009, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation invited proposals from primary, secondary and special schools across the UK to work with them in developing and piloting innovative residential learning programmes. Learning Away was founded on their belief that high-quality residential experiences can provide extremely powerful learning opportunities for children and young people – and indeed, for adults as well. When they considered that less than a fifth of a young person’s waking time is spent in school, the opportunity to engage young people with the much more intensive, rich and deep learning experiences that residentials can offer was compelling.

Working closely with over 60 primary, secondary and special schools in 13 partnerships across the UK, Learning Away aims to enhance young people’s learning, achievement and well-being by developing, piloting and evaluating the impact of residential experiences as an integral part of the curriculum. Read the full interim report at or see the summary here.

Hear more about Learning Away at our outdoor conference on 3 October 2014.

03/13/2014 - 10:01

Part time Outdoor Instructor Training Course @ Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre

03/11/2014 - 12:20

New dates announced for the MIAS level 1 & 2 Training 

02/06/2014 - 11:35

For all school staff who accompany groups of children in the outdoors. This course is a mix of theory and practical with a focus on providing first aid in the outdoor environment. Some practical elements take place out of doors.

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