Taking your classroom outside

Calling all teachers

No matter how many displays you put up in your classroom, it’s hard to find anything as stimulating as the outdoors

LOtC Quality Badge

You don’t have to go far to be ‘outdoors’ – just outside the window in fact! It’s free and can help you to deliver inspiring, memorable and outstanding lessons.

Ofsted are keen to encourage Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) and have produced a range of documents to demonstrate the importance and value of Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC).

Learning Outside the Classroom has been proven to raise attainment, improve behaviour, develop team work skills, improve problem solving, develop creativity, improve attendance, the list goes on.


Learning Outside the Classroom is most effective when it is an integral part of the curriculum. How about drawing a life size dinosaur on the field or playground? Or set up a stone age camp and explore the ways in which they hunted and gathered food. Maybe students could make bows and arrows and write a diary of their experience?

Need support?

If you’d like to build your confidence in taking your classroom outside more often, why not attend our ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ course? It will share ideas and best practice and you’ll leave with a pack of resource cards to get you started.

We can also develop bespoke training to suit your needs. Email Leanne Bentley to make an enquiry.

Gain an accreditation through the John Muir Award

John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is an environmental award which encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a fun and engaging way. This award is open to everybody, all ages and backgrounds. The award covers 4 challenges: Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share.

To get involved, or find out more visit the John Muir Trust website.

Contact us

If you’d like to know more then please email Leanne Bentley or call 01273 482522.

Got some questions? Then please call

01273 482522