Here are some of the features from the latest LOtC’s newsletter:
- A joint report between the House of Commons Education and Health Select Committees has recognised that OFSTED is not paying enough attention to the personal development and wellbeing criteria in its inspection framework. Read the full report.
- 97% of school leaders at the NAHT Conference passed motion 4 ‘to campaign for protected funding to ensure children have greater access to outdoor education and residential experiences’. Find out more.
- A post by Natural Connections attempt to “bust” four of the common myths about outdoor learning. Read more about it.
- Encouraging children to be active not only helps pupils to take part in exercise, which has a long term effect on their health, but it also has a positive impact back in the classroom with academic achievement. Read the article.
- Pupils at Deep Green Bush school (in New Zealand) spend the majority of their day outdoors, exploring the countryside, learning to fish, hunt and trap possums. Read the article