The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has provided our latest blog. This is the national charity that campaigns for every child to experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of education. They can help with ideas, resources and tools to help you integrate frequent, continuous and progressive LOtC experiences across the curriculum.
Their Free termly newsletter will keep you up to date with the latest news and best practice relevant to learning outside the classroom. Sign up at www.lotc.org.uk/category/newsletters
Learning outside the classroom (LOtC) can happen outdoors or indoors, in natural environments including the school grounds and local parks, in museums and art galleries, in adventurous activity centres, or further afield on educational visits or residentials in Britain or elsewhere in the world. Providing children with challenging, exciting and different experiences to further their learning is a proven and powerful tool that raises attainment, improves behaviour and engages all learners. Those who may not thrive inside the classroom environment often prosper when they experience learning in a new and challenging environment.
You can also access Free online guidance to support you in planning, running and evaluating effective LOtC experiences and find out more about support available from CLOtC on their website www.lotc.org.uk