Thursday, 20 May 2010

Learning Outside the Classroom Awards for Excellence & Innovation 2010

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has launched the 3rd annual Learning Outside the Classroom Awards for Excellence & Innovation...

These awards recognise the commitment of schools,colleges and early years settings in providing valuable and positive learning experiences for young people (0-19yrs) beyond the classroom. Learning outside the classroom (LOtC) is about raising achievement through direct, hands-on, practical approaches to learning that bridge the gap between theory and reality. Whether it takes place in the school grounds, on visits to museums, art galleries or farms; through adventure activities or on cultural exchanges abroad, LOtC is a powerful tool that adds value to classroom learning and offers rich, memorable experiences to young people.

Last year, competition for the Awards was fierce with Sandhill View School in Sunderland scooping the top national prize for its determination to get all of its students out and about through regular educational visits and creative approaches to the curriculum. This year, the panel of judges are looking for nominations which showcase establishments that are working hard to create novel, innovative and inspirational approaches to learning beyond the classroom.

If you’d like to nominate a school or you work in a school which sets a shining example and be in the running for the top national award click here for details of how to apply.

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