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  • Interview: Education Secretary Damian Hinds

  • Dedicated schools day returns to BBC Gardeners' World Live

  • Competition to celebrate the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom's 10th year

CLOtC Conference 2018

Booking open for CLOtC's 2019 conference

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) and the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP) have joined together to host the national conference dedicated to learning outside the classroom.

The Outward Bound Trust

Prince Philip hands over patronage of Outward Bound Trust

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has handed over his patronage of The Outward Bound Trust after 65 years of service.



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Forest School students

Teacher Talk: Force of Forest School

Keeley Rodgers catches up with Paul Curnow, Form Teacher & Forest School Leader, after he was given the LOtC Inspiring Educator Award for his work.

Christopher Wharton-Lovett

Teacher Talk: Encouraging an outdoor education

We hear from Christopher Wharton-Lovett, an outdoor education teacher, about his approach to learning outside the classroom.

Bolton School Boys’ Division trip to Iceland

Teacher Talk: Forging futures with school trips

Paul Newbold, head of Geography at Bolton School Boys’ Division, talks to STO about school trips to Iceland and the role learning outside the classroom (LOtC) can play in forging pupils’ futures.

Jonathan Whitwell

Teacher Talk: Mission possible

Jonathan Whitwell joined Moorside Primary School in Lancaster five years ago as deputy headteacher and Year 6 teacher. 

Children running

Access for all

Education leader Anita Kerwin-Nye offers advice for teachers planning school trips with mental health and wellbeing in mind. 

Building confidence

You're already building character but...

STO Editor Keeley Rodgers on interviewing the Education Secretary and having your say. 


Inside Plymouth's The Mayflower Museum

Mayflower 400: The Mayflower Museum

Set over three fully accessible floors, this fascinating museum explores the story of the Pilgrim Fathers and their journey aboard the Mayflower to America in 1620. 

Lion King workshops

Theatre visits with pre-show workshop: Disney

Disney’s acclaimed West End musicals offer you the opportunity to give your pupils a truly memorable experience.  

Wieliczka Salt Mines

Discover Krakow: World Strides

Take your students on a school trip to Krakow and begin exploring the city, before taking a guided tour of Auschwitz Birkenau, where over 1.1 million people lost their lives.

Girls by fountain at Bowood House

Mini Beasts, Nature and Trees: Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, set within 2,000 acres of Grade I listed ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, has devised a selection of specially-themed tours for pupils.