Learning Outside the Classroom releases details of conference programme

Date Posted: 14/09/2015

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom has announced details of its programme for the annual CLOtC conference.

The event will take place on 26th November at Gilwell Park Conference Centre in Epping Forest.

Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE will be one of the speakers at the conference.

Dame Julia, vice chair of the Fair Education Alliance, was appointed to chair the National Literacy Trust in 2013 and chairs Read On. Get On., the national campaign to ensure all children are reading well by the age of 11. 

The Hive-Croydon and Children’s University

Conference attendees will also hear directly from young people who have benefited from LOtC opportunities. Young volunteers from The Hive Croydon will be talking about their experiences as volunteers with the Children’s University.

Visitors will hear from some of the post-14 students who have participated in the charity’s Routes programme, which has a strong emphasis on volunteering and mentoring Children’s University learning. They will reflect on the skills they have learned through the programme.


The conference will also feature a programme of practical workshops engaging with the theme of character development from organisations including The Scouts Association, Learning Away, Historic England and Farms for City Children. 

For more information visit www.lotc.org.uk

Pictured: RHS workshop at the 2014 CLOTC conference.

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