Category Archives: Learning Outside the Classroom

My Five Years Learning Outside the Classroom at The Park Primary School, Bristol

Blog post written by: Kirstin Whitney, Primary School Teacher in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire on the outskirts of Bristol. She has taught ‘Outdoor Learning’ for the past 5 years across all ages and developed the school grounds to accommodate the outdoor … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Make your next School Trip the Best Yet

(Image by Kevin Nicholson, provided by Farms for City Children) Blog Post written by Justine Lee, Communications and Fundraising Manager at the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Your next school trip could be the most impactful educational experience your … Continue reading

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Get outside to teach soft skills

Blog written by Greg Brookes-Clayton, Educational Director at Challenge Academy CIC The employment of ‘soft skills’ In terms of educating our young people, I find it encouraging that there seems to be a recognition of the need to develop positive learning … Continue reading

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LOtC Quality Badge: Breaking down barriers for schools

Blog written by Sally Thompson, Quality Badge Manager for the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Sally explains how the LOtC Quality Badge is helping more children access great educational experiences. Venues all over the UK are providing inspirational opportunities … Continue reading

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Born Outdoors – Outdoor Citizens

Anita Kerwin-Nye, founder of Every Child Should, has written a blog for CLOtC. My love for the outdoors and the role it has played in my personal well being is well documented. Similarly, how outdoor residentials and adventure learning took me … Continue reading

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Help Your Children Sleep Better: Turn Off Screens and Send Them Outside

Blog written by Sarah Johnson, Community Relations, Tuck Sleep In the modern digital world, many children spend more time than ever in front of a screen. There’s also an increase in the number of sleep disorders amongst children. While digital learning has … Continue reading

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