​Summer residentials can help smooth the transition to secondary school

A week away from home on a residential stay during the summer holidays could help children feel more confident about the prospect of transitioning from primary to secondary school in the autumn, says outdoor education provider Kingswood.

Outdoor education at Ashbridge School

Deputy headteacher shares future trip plans and support for outdoor education

Arthur Wood, deputy headteacher of Ashbridge Independent School in Preston, Lancashire, tells us about the trips his school has planned this year and why we must pull together to support the outdoor education sector. 

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Kids playing

Future outdoor experiences and new natural learning evidence

Anne Hunt, of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC), has her say on updated Government guidance and the need for children to reconnect with nature thanks to new evidence. 

Pond dipping

Recognising champion schools and champion teachers

Kim Somerville, chief executive officer of CLOtC, on how you can embed learning outside the classroom across your whole school using an awards framework that gets your school the recognition it deserves. 

Parkgate Primary School children at Plas Caerdeon Outdoor Education Centre

“Outdoor learning will help pupils reconnect with their community and more after pandemic,” says headteacher

Andrew Hutchings, headteacher at Parkgate Primary School in Neston, Cheshire, has told School Travel Organiser that outdoor learning is vital for children to reconnect with their local surroundings, as well as the pride of being awarded the LOtC Mark (Bronze) from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC).

Log cabin residential at High Ashhurst

Pupils can learn from residential experiences

The inspiration for children’s creativity is often surprising.

Building confidence

You’re already building character but…

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