Learning Outside the Classroom Mark

The LOtC Mark is a national accreditation for schools which  recognises and supports the development of learning outside the classroom across all subject areas.  It recognises existing provision  and also assists schools to develop LOtC further. Schools can apply for the Mark at Bronze, Silver or Gold level, providing the opportunity to develop provision over time.  This can…

Being a Beast

Being a Beast by Charles Foster explores what it’s like to be an animal – well, as far as we humans can ever manage to do this, and judging by the reviews, Foster does an extraordinary job, unbelievably well. This is what the publishers say: “Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to…

Love Parks Award winners announced

Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of its first Love Parks Awards to protect, improve and promote parks and green space. The Awards recognise the achievements of community groups, volunteers and local authorities who have helped to make a positive difference to parks and green space across the county, through inspiring diverse communities and…

CLOtC’s updated training programme

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s (CLOtC) has an updated training programme. This is designed to help you ensure that the young people you work with have access to high quality learning outside the classroom (LOtC) experiences.  The new programme will continue to offer experiences that are responsive to needs, and CLOtC has refreshed and…

What bee did I see?

There are around 250 species of bee in the UK, including 24 species of bumblebees, about 225 species of solitary bee and just a single honeybee species. Bumblebees look quite different from honeybees and solitary bees. The most reliable difference is that bumblebees are usually larger, and are always covered with dense hair.  You can use the…

Activity leader apprenticeships

Kingswood is offering activity leader apprenticeships. It says: global rx pharmacy canada If you’re passionate about working in the outdoors, inspiring young people to learn through having fun and helping them to become the best they can be and want the chance to work towards recognised outdoor industry qualifications, then Kingswood could be the place…

Your Green Future

On the 2nd and 3rd of March, 500 students from across Birmingham and Solihull attended Your Green Future, an interactive event which set out to inspire and inform the next generation about the opportunities on offer in ‘green’ industries. Students worked alongside businesses in a range of workshops and had the chance speak to local and…