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OUTDOOR LEARNING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1691: tabled on 17 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that the number of school students choosing to study physical science subjects post-16 has fallen over the last 25 years; recognises the significant contribution that outdoor learning makes to increasing students' enthusiasm for science and helping them on their way to becoming the new scientists of the future; notes with concern that there are currently a number of barriers to improving fieldwork, including Initial Teacher Training which is not working effectively enough to help produce sufficient numbers of high quality teachers with confidence, competence and commitment to teach outdoor science to the next generation of children and young people; further notes with concern that Qualified Teacher Status standard 30 only requires that trainee teachers should be able to identify opportunities for out-of-school learning, with no requirement for trainees to plan, organise, take part in, and lead outdoor learning activities; congratulates the Field Studies Council (FSC), an environmental education charity committed to helping people understand and be inspired by the natural world, on its campaign to improve teacher training; and calls on the Department for Children, Schools and Families to support the FSC's campaign to introduce minimum standards in Initial Teacher Training and urgently to review Qualified Teacher Status standard 30.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Lewes
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2009
Solihull
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Islington North
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Hendon
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Pontypridd
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Tamworth
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2009
Salisbury
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Crawley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Bristol North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Halifax
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Glenrothes
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 26 June 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
Upper Bann
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2009
Mid Sussex
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.