Happy Birthday Council for Learning Outside the Classroom!

Blog post written by: Megan Deakin, Marketing Coordinator at Rayburn Tours.

Blow up the balloons, hang out the bunting and start the celebrations because the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) turns 10 this year! To mark this special occasion, we take a look at what CLOtC stands for and the difference learning outside the classroom has made to the lives of pupils across the UK.

Advocating learning outside the classroom walls for all pupils as an integral part of their school career, CLOtC’s primary focus is to provide students with a rounded education.

“Over the last decade we’re delighted to have strengthened support for schools and given teachers the confidence to be more creative with the curriculum, creating life changing moments for children and young people across the UK.”
Kim Somerville, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Today there are 1,000 providers who have been awarded the LOtC Quality Badge who, together, have inspired more schools and teachers to take learning beyond the classroom environment. As a result, millions of students have been given opportunities to develop their learning in the real world – enhancing educational achievements, building character and improving wellbeing.

“We’ve also offered schools assurance about the quality of both learning and safety to a range of brilliant and exciting providers – from museums to galleries, farms to nature reserves, adventure centres to overseas expeditions. These places and spaces are creating brilliant moments of awe and wonder for young people, and we are committed to bringing more of these experiences to more children more of the time as we look to the future.”
Kim Somerville, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

The purpose of the LOtC Quality Badge is to aid schools in identifying high quality and safe providers, as well as reducing the paperwork required when organising an educational visit.

When you see the LOtC Quality Badge symbol, you know that the educational provider:

  • Places emphasis on learning and skills outcomes
  • Operates in a healthy and safe environment
  • Can help to reduce or eliminate the amount of paperwork required by Local Authorities

Find out more about what CLOtC can do for you and your school by visiting www.lotc.org.uk

Rayburn Tours is a proud holder of the LOtC Quality Badge, meaning you can be confident in the quality of our educational experiences.

About the Author
Megan Deakin works as a Marketing Coordinator at Rayburn Tours. Based at Rayburn House in Derby, her role is to help inspire young people to seek new adventures, embrace new cultures and learn new skills.
Rayburn Tours is an independent, family-run business that has been dedicated to providing tailor-made, international tours for groups since 1965; specialising in Educational Trips, Ski Trips and Sports Tours for schools, as well as Concert Tours for all types of youth and adult ensembles.

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