The Council For Learning Outside the Classroom is now taking nominations for its annual Outstanding Achievement Awards.
Now in their ninth year, the awards recognise individuals and teams of people who are committed to ensuring that young people have inspiring experiences outside the classroom.
Nominations are being taken in four categories…
• LOtC Inspiring Educator
• LOtC Innovator
• LOtC Advocate
• Lifetime Achievement in LOtC
Nominations are being taken online and the deadline is 22nd July 2016.
Nominees will then be shortlisted before public voting opens in September.
The awards will be presented at the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s annual conference in the autumn.
“Last year’s competition celebrated LOtC heroes working across the country to ensure that more young people benefit from LOtC experiences,” explained Victoria Wilcher from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. “Nominees included teachers, LOtC co-ordinators, teacher educators, farmers, museum and heritage staff, local authority workers, volunteers and many other people demonstrating a passion for giving young people meaningful, real world learning experiences.
“The Awards for Outstanding Contribution to LOtC are an opportunity to celebrate learning outside the classroom, the richness of experience which LOtC offers young people, and the many fantastic people making those experiences happen.”
Last year’s winners
Last year the LOtC Advocate award was won by Ellie Henderson from Anglian Water.
Inspiring Educator was handed out to Nick Hastings from Walby Farm Park.
The LOtC Innovator accolade went to Simon Poote from Long Crendon School.
Finally, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Martin Birse from Pitgaveny Farms.
To nominate in the Outstanding Achievement Awards visit the CLOtC website.