CLOtC Conference

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom has unveiled details of its upcoming workshops that will take place at the CLOtC Conference 2017.

The conference will be taking place on 16th November at Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre in Staffordshire.

Each workshop has been designed to give the teachers who take part an insight and taste for different kinds of LOtC and will give them ideas and tips on how to take learning beyond the classroom.


‘Wellbeing through the arts’ will look at learning through residentials and delivering wellbeing examples through arts, adventure and residential learning. Teachers will get the opportunity to find out more about the activities that can help in this area. This session will be delivered by representatives from Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre, and Dr Kevin Rowland MBE.

The ‘Pre-History Curriculum Workshop: Changes between Stone to Iron Age’ is designed to enhance subject knowledge, increase confidence in teaching Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, and provide curriculum-linked activities and resources to take back to the classroom, this workshop will offer activities in primitive skills such as grinding on quern stones, flints and cordage, as well as an interactive talk with replica artefacts and resources. This workshop will be taught by Luca Parrella, Celtic Harmony.

‘Forest School in an Urban Environment’ will be an overview of the forest school ethos. Participants will have an opportunity to see the wide range of benefits to all areas of children's development and well-being. There will be in-depth case studies of individual children and how forest school has been a catalyst for their learning in the garden and also in the classroom. This workshop will be led by Jo Skone, Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre.

‘How to prepare our young people to be global citizens: empathy, adaptability and understanding’ will include case studies, small group drama activities and feedback sessions. The speaker will demonstrate how a student trip overseas can offer young people and their teachers a chance to gain the key skills of empathy, adaptability and understanding, and how these skills are key to ensuring the next generation are equipped to take their place as global citizens. This session will be led by Kate Webb, Orbis Expeditions.

There are plenty more workshops taking place as well as key note speakers at the conference, so teachers should visit the CLOtC website for more details on what to expect.

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