Natural & Outdoor Attractions

Blenheim Estate Schools group

The Bushcraft Company to offer new school camping trips at Blenheim Estate

2019-05-22T10:06:00+01:00

The Blenheim Estate has linked up with The Bushcraft Company to offer pupils three to five-day residential camping experiences in Oxfordshire.

Children at Suntrap Forest Centre

Suntrap Forest Centre in London to undergo major transformation

2019-05-17T12:52:00+01:00

The Suntrap Forest Centre, which provides educational experiences outside of the classroom, will undergo a £4.5 million regeneration project to improve students’ learning opportunities. 

Woodlands School at Lee Valley discovery day

Lee Valley launches new discovery day for Mental Health Awareness Week

2019-05-14T11:48:00+01:00

Lee Valley’s Youth and Schools Service has launched a new Mindfulness and Natural Art Discovery day to get pupils engaged in the natural world.

National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum launches new Stick Man trail

2019-04-01T15:42:00+01:00

Based on the popular children’s story, the new trail at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire will encourage school children to get outside and explore.

Students from St John's C of E school on a trip to the Isle of Wight

One school’s journey from inadequate to number one

2019-03-01T11:40:00+00:00

After being voted number one school in Surrey, Shannon Clark spoke to St John’s C of E Primary School’s head teacher Mark Richards to find out what part learning outside the classroom had in their transformational journey.

Forest School students

Teacher Talk: Force of Forest School

2019-02-18T10:14:00+00:00

Keeley Rodgers catches up with Paul Curnow, Form Teacher & Forest School Leader, after he was given the LOtC Inspiring Educator Award for his work.

Scotswood Natural Community Garden

Wildlife Superheroes encouraged at Scotswood Natural Community Garden

2019-01-24T10:04:00+00:00

Scotswood Natural Community Garden has opened up its educational visit bookings as part of its Wildlife Superheroes project.

National Memorial Arboretum

10 of the most read articles of 2018

2018-12-19T11:06:00+00:00

The last 12 months have been an exciting time for school travel. We look back at the most popular news stories and features online in 2018.

Field Studies Council winter residential Year 5

How to use forests and woodlands to support GCSE studies

2018-10-10T09:14:00+01:00

Using forests and woodland to support GCSE studies, whilst reaping the benefits of connecting your students with nature.

Credit Ollie Grove

Case Study: One school’s trip to The Garden Classroom

2018-09-24T15:19:00+01:00

Gayhurst Primary School from Hackney enjoyed a school trip to The Garden Classroom’s pilot Seashore Adventures camp.

WWT

WWT Wetland Centres launches resources for planning school trips

2018-08-31T09:37:00+01:00

A new resource to help teachers plan learning outside the classroom has been revealed by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).

Literacy linked trips

Embracing Literacy and Literature through school travel

2018-08-21T15:45:00+01:00

With International Literacy Day coming up on 8th September, we look at a selection of locations and attractions offering English and Literature links.

VisitScotland

VisitScotland reveals new literature linked trail

2018-08-13T10:05:00+01:00

School groups visiting Scotland can now enjoy a trail which includes an array of fairy-tale and storybook features, tying in with Literacy studies.

St Cuthbert's CE Primary School

Case Study: Studfold Walks and Trails

2018-08-01T12:37:01+01:00

Counting rabbits, navigating a maze and building a den were all part of a day of fun, fresh air and adventure enjoyed by a group of pupils from North Yorkshire.

Beamish The Living Museum of the North

Beamish Museum opens new historical attraction

2018-07-30T10:56:24+01:00

The ‘Remaking Beamish’ project has seen the opening of its first attraction, Joe the Quilter’s cottage, at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North in County Durham, ready for school visits.

Safety on trips

The first steps towards planning a safe school trip

2018-07-26T09:48:00+01:00

Whether it’s your first time organising or your fiftieth, safety is something that will always be in the foreground when planning a successful school trip.

Outward Bound Trust

Outward Bound Trust highlights generous funding offering

2018-07-03T11:45:00+01:00

The Outward Bound Trust has revealed that in 2017, 80% of its educational participants were given funding in order to help them pay for their trip.

Circle of Life Rediscovery camps

Close to nature: Circle of Life Rediscovery

2018-06-26T14:39:00+01:00

Circle of Life Rediscovery camps offered the opportunity for participants from Tiffins School in London to camp overnight in a woodland away from home, for some it was the first time. 

Making the most of the weather

School trips to make the most of the weather

2018-06-26T14:01:13+01:00

We round up school trip ideas to enjoy the summer term and beautiful weather, both in the UK and abroad.

Rock UK

Rock UK opens the doors to its newest centre

2018-06-25T16:09:00+01:00

Rock UK’s Summit Centre has welcomed the first residential group to its redeveloped activity centre in the South Wales valleys.

Eden Project

Eden Project expeditions available with NST

2018-06-22T10:54:41+01:00

Teachers considering a school trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall might like to book with school travel provider NST, which runs special tribe and rainforest themed workshops.

Big Seaweed Search

Big Seaweed Search provides LOtC opportunity for schools

2018-06-12T08:58:00+01:00

School groups of all ages are being invited to help monitor the effects of environmental change on Britain’s seas.

Creative arts

How the creative arts can be explored on a school trip

2018-06-05T13:57:00+01:00

We round up some trip ideas linking to creative subjects and look at why they are so crucial for education.

St Davids Cathedral

New trail to teach children about bee conservation

2018-05-29T11:35:00+01:00

St Davids in Wales has recently been announced as the first ‘Bee Friendly’ city in the country and has launched a themed tourist trail, suitable for school children.

YHA

Making the most of your school trip

2018-05-29T11:10:58+01:00

Jamie Walls, Product Development Manager of Youth Hostel Association (YHA) shares with us his top tips for getting the most out of your next school trip.

Outdoor learning

Exams put outdoor learning at risk, says Project Dirt

2018-05-23T14:01:29+01:00

A new report by Project Dirt has revealed that outdoor learning is being cut back due to the pressures of testing and academic studies.

Outdoor Classroom Day

School playtime expert urges teachers to look beyond classroom

2018-05-21T10:07:02+01:00

Last Thursday was Outdoor Classroom Day, which saw more than 1.7 million children playing and learning outdoors worldwide.

Kate Humble speaking at the Learning Beyond the Classroom Conference in Surrey

Inspiring Learning Beyond the Classroom conference in Surrey

2018-05-09T09:33:18+01:00

Primary school teachers and outdoor education coordinators were inspired at the Learning Beyond the Classroom Conference.

Pupil Ruby Edwards on the zip wire

Lessons in laughter: Yenworthy Lodge

2018-05-01T15:16:00+01:00

In Year 6, children from Harwell Primary School have a week’s residential stay at Yenworthy Lodge, an outdoor activities centre set in six acres of woodland within the Exmoor National Park in Devon.

Wild Challenge

RSPB’s Wild Challenge encourages pupils to embrace nature

2018-04-23T15:11:15+01:00

Teachers can take advantage of a new Wild Challenge, launched by the RSPB.

RHS Harlow Carr

Five gardens to visit with a school group

2018-04-16T15:53:00+01:00

As April is Garden Month, we focus on five glorious British gardens that offer educational visits and look at why a trip could be beneficial.

National Experience Week

Five valuable experiences gained from school trips

2018-04-10T14:13:00+01:00

To mark National Experience Week this week, we take a look at some of the most treasured experiences school pupils can take away from school travel.

 National Memorial Arboretum

Arboretum to host Thank You Youth Festival for KS3 & 4

2018-04-03T09:38:00+01:00

The National Memorial Arboretum has invited young people to attend a full day of free workshops on 11th July.

Celtic Harmony

CLOtC and Celtic Harmony to provide LOtC course for teachers

2018-03-19T12:24:42+00:00

A new collaboration between educational charity Celtic Harmony and The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has been announced and will provide a new course for teachers.

Sacrewell Farm

New school packages and upgraded tractor ride at Sacrewell Farm

2018-03-16T11:53:00+00:00

The farm in Peterborough has revealed its upgraded tractor trailer which aims to make school visits even more attractive along with some new educational packages.

Brilliant Residentials

Learning Away to offer CPD materials for residentials

2018-03-05T15:19:27+00:00

Campaigning group, Learning Away, has revealed a new set of ‘Brilliant Residentials’ Continued Professional Development (CPD) materials available to teachers.

Adventure activities

Schools and providers urged to comment on activities licensing

2018-02-19T11:07:00+00:00

The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) is being reviewed this month and schools, as well as activity providers, are being asked to respond by 9th March to ensure their views are considered.

Abi Elphinstone

World Book Day series: Q&A with Abi Elphinstone

2018-02-13T15:54:18+00:00

To continue the run up to World Book Day, we speak to author Abi Elphinstone about her experiences as a children’s author and her memories of school travel.

Children looking at fossils at NHM

10 school trip ideas: geography trips

2018-02-07T11:07:00+00:00

Ten Geography-themed trips engaging pupils with their environment.

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Historic England launches new educational resources

2018-02-01T14:43:00+00:00

Historic England has created a new free online resource designed to help teachers explore the story of Britain’s prehistory with their pupils, which can be used on school trips.

Jonathan Dean

Q&A with national park education officer, Jonathan Dean

2018-01-25T12:35:42+00:00

STO speaks to Jonathan Dean, an education officer for South Down National Park about the PM's 25-year environment plan.

Poll reveals importance of outdoor education

Bohunt Education Trust poll highlights importance of outdoor education

2018-01-17T10:27:00+00:00

A survey commissioned by the Bohunt Education Trust (BET) has revealed that people want a greater focus on outdoor learning for schoolchildren.

Barn Owl

Attractions to inspire birdwatching

2018-01-15T12:53:00+00:00

With events such as the Big Garden Birdwatch and the Big School Birdwatch taking place this month, we look at attractions to get children learning about our feathered friends.

Outside Classroom Day

Details for Outdoor Classroom Day revealed

2018-01-10T12:34:00+00:00

Outdoor Classroom Day, run by campaigners Dirt is Good and Learning Through Landscapes, will once again celebrate Learning Outside the Classroom and the effects it has on education.

Nower Wood centre

Nower Wood Education Centre awarded LOtC badge

2017-10-17T12:02:00+01:00

Surrey Wildlife Trust has been awarded the LOtC Quality Badge for its new outdoor education centre at Nower Wood.

Learning Away

Study reveals too many children miss out on residentials

2017-09-29T10:21:00+01:00

A recent study, carried out by Learning Away, has revealed that far too many children are missing out on potentially life-changing residential experiences.

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Learning Away launches Winter Residentials campaign

2017-09-28T12:18:38+01:00

Campaigning group, Learning Away, has launched its new campaign, #WinterResidentials, which will encourage more life-changing experiences for young people.

The Rainforest Rangers Table

New underwater classroom opens at Sea Life Blackpool

2017-09-25T11:12:36+01:00

Sea Life Blackpool has unveiled a new underwater classroom, suitable for school visits, that provides students with the opportunity to learn about marine life first-hand.

Iceland

New tour operator offers teachers easy trip planning

2017-09-19T15:05:01+01:00

New tour operator, Glo-Ed, based in Oxford, launched earlier this year and offers schools itineraries around the world.

Preparing pupils for later life

Preparing pupils for later life

2017-09-15T09:57:27+01:00

We focus on some top trip ideas to help prepare pupils for later life including college, university and careers.

Kirk Ella Primary School

Award: My Best School Trip winners’ prize trips

2017-08-25T14:54:28+01:00

The winners of last year’s My Best School Trip have spent the prize money on two trips to Eskdale Youth Hostel.

The importance of LOtC

Research Focus: LOtC and the challenging future

2017-07-25T11:48:00+01:00

STO looks at a new study from Planet Ark that suggests that teaching children outside the classroom can give them the skills they need to tackle the challenges of the future.

Kirk Ella Primary School

Learning Away awards schools for residential experience

2017-07-18T16:20:00+01:00

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

Battlefield Live

Case study: Battlefield Live

2017-07-03T09:48:20+01:00

STO finds out about Bishop's Blue Coat CoE High School's annual trip to Battlefield Live in Knutsford.

CLOtC School Roadshows

Roadshows to focus on learning outside the classroom

2017-06-29T14:33:48+01:00

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC), will be hosting three School Roadshows for teachers.

Treetop Trek

Manchester launches new Treetop Trek

2017-06-28T12:03:00+01:00

A new treetop adventure park at Heaton Park, Manchester, is now complete and ready to open to the public.

The Great Yorkshire Show

School trips to county shows

2017-06-21T09:45:56+01:00

STO looks at county shows around the country and what they offer visiting schools.

East Ayrshire Council

A Q&A with... The East Ayrshire Council

2017-06-13T10:35:00+01:00

STO talks to Willie White, education officer for East Ayrshire Council (EAC) to find out why learning outside of the classroom is so important.

Iceland

Rayburn Tours launches new Geography trips to Iceland

2017-06-08T16:36:28+01:00

Tour operator, Rayburn Tours, is introducing new school trips to Iceland.

Tesco Happy Eat programme

Trips to bring healthy eating to life

2017-06-07T12:01:49+01:00

STO looks at school trips to teach pupils about nutrition and food provenance.

Camley Street Natural Park

Learning hub in development at Camley Street Natural Park

2017-05-31T13:00:06+01:00

The London Wildlife Trust has announced that Camley Street Natural Park will undergo a renovation, which will conclude in a new visitor centre and learning hub.

No school wants to imagine that a crisis could happen on their own school trip. Unfortunately, once every dark day, accidents – which are unpreventable as far as school staff are concerned – happen.

The 5 Ps and school trip crisis control

2017-05-12T11:30:00+01:00

Ways in which schools can prepare themselves for a crisis, even if it means thinking about the unthinkable.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge now more accessible for school groups

2017-04-19T12:53:00+01:00

The English Heritage site, Stonehenge, is even more school friendly now that a new coach park has been opened.

School trips benefit teachers

5 ways school trips can be beneficial for teachers

2017-04-13T13:44:20+01:00

STO rounds up the research to look at the ways in which school trips can have a positive impact on teachers.

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Short sightedness; another reason to get kids out of the classroom

2017-04-06T10:46:00+01:00

Record numbers of children are now developing short sightedness; teachers have got more reason than ever before to get their pupils outside.

James from Arthur Terry School

Pupil Perspective: How outdoor education has helped me

2017-04-04T14:36:35+01:00

STO talks to James, a Year 12 student, about the impact outdoor education has had on his life.

Kayaking

Preparing for Secondary by the sea

2017-03-08T08:52:33+00:00

STO hears from a school from Dorset that has created a tradition of taking pupils on a trip to Weymouth.

Artists impression of new education centre

New education centre to open in Surrey

2017-02-23T16:47:00+00:00

Surrey Wildlife Trust has announced the opening of a brand new education centre for this spring.

Forest Schools

The 5 elements of great LOtC

2017-02-23T14:16:31+00:00

Sarah Blackwell, chairman of the Archimedes group of companies that delivers Forest School training across the country reveals what she considers to be the five key elements that contribute to a successful LOtC experience.

Lee Valley Regional Park

Anniversary competition offers free school trip to Lee Valley Regional Park

2017-02-09T15:01:22+00:00

To mark the 50th anniversary of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, the Youth and Schools service is calling pupils to enter a competition.

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Literacy theme day at Chiltern Open Air Museum

2017-02-09T14:44:33+00:00

A trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum, offers schools the chance to take part in a Goodnight Mister Tom Literacy theme day, among others.

Learning Beyond the Classroom conference

Details revealed for Learning Beyond the Classroom conference

2017-01-30T15:42:38+00:00

It has been announced that a Learning Beyond the Classroom conference will take place on 21st April at High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre, in Surrey.

Green-fingered learning at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

2016-12-15T09:38:00+00:00

RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire is one of four RHS gardens. All offer educational workshops for schools which are led by educational officers and are designed to stimulate and capture students’ curiosity about nature and gardening and get them involved in practical horticulture, Art and Science.

Kids Country Food and Farming Day

Date for the 2017 Kids Country Food and Farming Day announced

2016-12-13T13:40:59+00:00

The Kids Country Food and Farming Day will take place again next year for its fifth run, in Peterborough.

Beaulieu

Combined itineraries and educational programmes at Beaulieu

2016-12-09T15:09:00+00:00

A school trip to Beaulieu provides schools with lessons in Physics, History and Technology.

City of Caves

Science, History and Geography at the City of Caves

2016-11-23T14:30:09+00:00

The City of Caves in Nottingham provides educational experiences and workshops for Key Stages 1 to 3 that tie in with the History, Geography and Science curriculum.

Beamish The Living Museum of the North

History, travel and business for schools at Beamish museum

2016-10-19T11:58:00+01:00

Beamish The Living Museum of the North will be expanding its attractions. STO looks at what will become available.

Alice Town Trails

English and Drama in Alice in Wonder-Llandudno

2016-10-07T10:56:12+01:00

STO finds out about Llandudno’s ties to the novel Alice in Wonderland and how these can support a Key Stage 2 school trip.

Winnie the Pooh illustration

Learn in the home of Winnie the Pooh

2016-09-27T15:31:02+01:00

STO focuses on Ashdown Forest, which was the original setting for AA Milne’s famous Winnie the Pooh children’s stories.

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Top 9 educational spots in Iceland

2016-09-21T09:13:34+01:00

The land of active volcanos, waterfalls, glaciers and a whole lot of snow can offer a lot to schools.

Pond dipping at Carymoor

A day at the dump: education at Carymoor landfill site

2016-09-14T14:14:20+01:00

Rachel Bailey reports on why learning at a landfill site like Carymoor Environmental Education Centre has its perks.

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Focus on: Poole’s Cavern and Country Park

2016-09-07T16:03:48+01:00

Aneducational visit to Poole’s Cavern includes a cavern tour which fits in with Key Stages 1 and 2.

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Study Geography and Biology in Cuba

2016-08-22T17:10:57+01:00

STO focuses on a Cuba School Biology Expedition for Secondary School students, offered by World Youth Adventures.

Edinburgh Castle

History, heritage and archaeology; learn in Scotland in 2017

2016-08-18T11:11:39+01:00

Scotland has designated 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology; here are some trip ideas to link to the occasion.

5 places to study the Romans

2016-08-10T17:06:00+01:00

Some of the best places to go on a school trip and study the Roman Empire. 

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Focus on: Oaklands Outdoor Education Centre

2016-07-27T09:46:58+01:00

Located in the Conway Valley is Oaklands Outdoor Education Centre which provides outdoor learning for Years 5 to 7.

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Environmental studies at Howe Park Wood

2016-07-14T16:58:13+01:00

School Travel Organiser takes a look at what’s available for students visiting Howe Park Wood.

Children

5 outdoor learning centres you might not know about

2016-06-23T09:29:00+01:00

The end of the summer term sees schools from all over the country heading out on residentials and outdoor learning trips. While big centres run by the likes of PGL and YHA always go down a storm, there are a variety of lesser-known options available to teachers. Here, STO focuses on five.

Beth Chatto Education Trust Gardens

Outdoor learning at the Beth Chatto Education Trust Gardens

2016-06-16T15:03:41+01:00

Plant growth and garden birds are high on the learning agenda at the Beth Chatto Education Trust Gardens.

Focus on: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2016-06-16T09:54:00+01:00

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens, set in 15 acres of landscaped greenery, offers more than 20 teaching sessions suited for students from Early Years through to Key Stage 4.

Piglet

Bill Quay Community Farm expands Primary school programme

2016-06-03T14:37:00+01:00

Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead has expanded its education programme for Primary school students to include more workshops.

Spring

Science CPD course available for teachers in July

2016-05-26T12:32:00+01:00

School travel organisers can book now to join a new CPD course called Science through Art in the Environment.

Learning about the natural world at Kew Gardens

2016-05-25T09:43:00+01:00

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew boasts acres of exotic and common plants which can be used to help students extend their learning in subjects including Science, Maths and Geography.

Mammoth bones at the centre

From minibeasts to mammoths: study in Shropshire

2016-05-25T09:32:15+01:00

A look at some top workshops available for Key Stage 1 and 2 at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Learning on the farm at Cotswold Farm Park

2016-05-13T09:52:44+01:00

Cotswold Farm Park, owned by farmer and Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, offers school trips which get pupils into the outdoors learning about animals, farm life and food production. Here, School Travel Organiser finds out more.

The Benefits Of Outdoor Learning With Alex Staniforth

The benefits of outdoor learning with Alex Staniforth

2016-05-05T14:46:00+01:00

School Travel Organiser spoke to new YHA Ambassador Alex Staniforth about his experience of outdoor learning.

The John Muir Award For Schools

Happy birthday John Muir

2016-04-21T16:20:19+01:00

On the day that would have been adventurer John Muir’s birthday, School Travel Organiser takes a closer look at the John Muir Award and what it can mean for schools.

Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve

A walk back in time in Teesdale for Key Stage 2

2016-03-16T09:46:07+00:00

Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve in County Durham has launched a new historic environment package targeted towards Key Stage 2 students.

Discovering plants and animals with the RSPB

2016-03-10T16:28:24+00:00

School Travel Organiser finds out how a visit to one of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ (RSPB) nature reserves can help studies on plants and animals for Primary school pupils.

Exploring the countryside in spring

Springtime LOtC resources available from FACE

2016-03-10T15:38:00+00:00

Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) has created a new downloadable resource pack for outdoor learning this spring.

Centre For Alternative Technology Launches New Quarry Walk %7C School Travel News

Centre for Alternative Technology launches new Quarry Walk

2016-03-08T12:27:00+00:00

A new quarry walk is due to open at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).

 Schools Garden Challenge

Schools Garden Challenge taking place at Arley Hall

2016-02-26T11:55:14+00:00

Arley Hall invites schools to compete for an educational trip to Stockley Farm Park by creating their own garden.

Pond dipping

Sutton Ecology Centre opens new learning space for school trips

2016-02-24T11:43:58+00:00

Sutton Ecology Centre has recently opened a new classroom for students to use for learning about wildlife and conservation.

The National Memorial Arboretum.

Learning Art & Design and History at the National Memorial Arboretum

2016-02-19T11:41:00+00:00

The National Memorial Arboretum can be an eye-opening experience for students and benefit studies in Art & Design and History.

Environmental education and Business Studies at Anglian Water

2016-02-04T10:34:00+00:00

School Travel Organiser finds out how Geography, Business Studies and English can be brought to life for Key Stage 1 to A Level at Anglian Water.

Learning at BeWILDerwood

Foundation and Primary learning with Twiggles and Boggles at BeWILDerwood

2016-01-27T14:26:53+00:00

School Travel Organiser takes a look at the learning opportunities available for Foundation and Primary school students at BeWILDerwood.

Subjects: Prehistory, Science, D&T, Literacy, History, Art & Design, Music, Numeracy, ICT, Geography, RE, PSHE & CitizenshipVenue: Celtic Harmony Camp, HertfordshireKey Stages: 1, 2 & 3

Learn Prehistory, Science, Literacy and Numeracy at an Iron Age Settlement

2016-01-06T16:37:22+00:00

Celtic Harmony is a charity that offer educational sessions inspired by the heritage of ancient Britain.

Efteling theme park to open new holiday village

Efteling theme park to open new holiday village

2015-12-22T14:13:51+00:00

Efteling theme park, in the south of Holland, is investing €30 million to construct a new holiday village.

Pupils Learning Outside

12 tips for embedding away from desk education at your school

2015-12-21T16:56:00+00:00

Pointers for getting the most out of the practice of learning outside the classroom.

The Environment Secretary Planted A Cherry Tree To Mark The Launch Of The School Tree Planting Project

Join the school tree planting project

2015-12-21T14:58:08+00:00

If you’ve got a bit of time to kill over the Christmas holidays, apply for the school tree planting project, created by the Woodland Trust and the government.

Learning at The Yorkshire Arboretum

Discovering the great outdoors at The Yorkshire Arboretum

2015-12-21T12:10:12+00:00

Rachel Bailey spoke to The Yorkshire Arboretum’s education officer Kathryn Hardaker, who organises school visits for Primary school children.

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Linking character education to learning outside the classroom

2015-12-18T14:44:00+00:00

When thinking about personal development and character education we must not be blind to the world outside the classroom walls, writes Elaine Skates, chief executive of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and STO columnist.

Students explore what the natural landscapes of Snowdonia have to offer

It’s not just Geography at Snowdonia National Park

2015-12-17T16:08:00+00:00

Education officers from Snowdonia explain why the National Park’s environment is a great one for learning outside the classroom.

Cross curricular learning at the living laboratory

2015-12-11T14:28:00+00:00

School Travel Organiser takes a look at the benefits of booking a visit to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Wales.

Learning about the environment and its inhabitants in a classroom in the forest

Focus on: Classrooms in the Forest, Whinlatter

2015-12-04T10:50:00+00:00

School Travel Organiser finds out why a classroom in the forest serves as a great place to learn.

Simon Poote Collects His LOtC Award

Top tips for award winning learning outside the classroom

2015-12-03T14:40:00+00:00

On 26th November the annual Awards for Outstanding Contribution to LOtC took place in Essex. Here are the tips from every nominee on how to get the most out of learning outside the classroom.

Dudley Environment Zone

Focus on: Dudley Environment Zone

2015-11-18T14:58:37+00:00

School Travel Organiser finds out more about the Ezone in Dudley, which offers skill development and independent learning opportunities for Early Years to Key Stage 4.

A panda at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

Top 9 educational spots in Edinburgh

2015-11-13T14:50:00+00:00

Being that Edinburgh is home to fascinating history it’s no surprise that its a popular choice for school trips.