Two schools have recently been recognised by Learning Away for providing their pupils with ‘Brilliant Residential’ experiences highlighting the importance of LOtC.

Kirk Ella Primary School

The two schools, Neston High School in Chester and Kirk Ella Primary School in Hull, were pointed out as Champion Schools by Learning Away for their ability to provide students with inspiring trip experiences.

This award not only aims to reward those certain schools who go the extra mile but to demonstrate what can be achieved from the ideology of Learning Outside the Classroom.

Learning Away is a company that looks to promote LOtC in schools, and with its #BrilliantResidentials campaign, hopes to achieve a future for pupils whereby not all learning takes place inside a classroom, and residential trips are manageable and affordable for all.

More about the rewarded schools

At Neston High School the school’s governors and senior leadership team have instilled an ethos that encourages the development of residentials across the entire curriculum which supports their students’ learning with inspiring experiences.

Kirk Ella Primary School’s residential programme is a progressive one, in which pupils have the opportunity to experience three affordable overnight educational visits away from home in Year 2/3, Year 4 and again in Year 6. 

Their Year 6 trip won ‘The Best School Trip Award” at the 2016 School Travel Awards. You can hear the lead teacher, Ian Wood who is the Sports and Educational visits coordinator at Kirk Ella Primary School and responsible for the residential programme, speak at the CLOtC Conference on 16th November.

CLOtC conference

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom annual conference is an opportunity to keep up to date with the learning outside the classroom sector, and network with others working in LOtC.

There will be a range of speakers reflecting on topics relevant to LOtC, and sharing their experience of implementing high quality LOtC provision. There will also have a series of practical and informative workshops to allow you to find out more about specific aspects of LOtC.

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