Launch of the Edge Hill Partnership Learning Outside The Classroom Network

Tuesday 21st October will see the launch of a Learning Outside The Classroom Network at Edge Hill University bringing Primary and Early Years teachers, Informal learning Settings and organisations such as museums, zoos, nature reserves, ranger services and galleries together, to share the rich expertise that this region has developed in creative approaches to learning. The network will be part of the national Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s regional networks.  It aims to support members in,

  • sharing and developing inspirational practice using LOTC;
  • developing creative and innovative ideas for implementing the new national curriculum;
  • achieving an LOTC Mark (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
  • understanding the enormous impact effective LOTC has on children’s learning and holistic development;
  • using the impact of LOTC to support an ‘outstanding’ judgement in an Ofsted inspection;
  • networking with other schools, LOTC providers and practitioners

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The event will begin with a’ LOTC market’ commencing at 2 pm in the foyer of the  Faculty of Education, Ten very different settings will illustrate the wide range of work that they do with children, schools and families and the impact that it has upon learning.  There will be opportunities for trainees and teachers to discuss learning approaches, explore resources  and  try out some different activities. Alongside the ‘market’, there will be a range of workshops celebrating Our World, the 2014 International Big Draw Event.

From 4 pm teachers working in Primary and Early Years schools and settings will be joining the party and the inaugural meeting of the network will take place from 4.30-5.30 pm. The event promises to be exciting and stimulating.  Teachers are warmly invited to come along and take a look. If you are unable to come  but are interested in joining the network then please e-mail so that you can be added to our mailing list

For further information about the work of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, please visit their website at


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