Our Managing Director, Fiona Craig, has been shortlisted in the LOtC Advocate category in the national Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC).
The awards are presented annually by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC). They recognise those who have had a significant impact on the lives of children and young people, through providing inspiring learning outside the classroom (LOtC) opportunities.
Thousands of children from across schools in the South East visit us each year for History residential and day visits. In addition, our work on Ufton Adventure provides Outdoor Learning programmes to children who are at risk of disengaging in education or face challenges at school due to special education needs or disability.
Fiona’s nomination highlights her work to raise the aspiration of all children. Her work ranges from developing specialised programmes and raising funds, to commissioning research into the benefits of regular outdoor learning.
Fiona said: “I’m humbled to have been nominated for this national award. Learning outside of the classroom can play a significant role in the development of young people and is something I’m deeply passionate about. It’s great to see so many fantastic initiatives celebrated in these awards and I look forward to seeing momentum grow even more for the role we can play in mainstream education”
Elaine Skates, Chief Executive of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom said: “We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to experience life and lessons beyond the classroom walls as part of growing up. It is clear that Fiona is making great strides forward to make this happen, helping LOtC to grow and flourish.”
The winners will be announced at an exclusive LOtC Awards dinner at Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre, Stafford on 16th November.
This story also features in the Reading Chronicle.