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The OEAP National Guidance Web site for advice for school visits and learning outside the classroom gains further support and endorsement More...

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New report by Ofsed on PE and school sport 2008 - 2012 More...

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Outdoor Activities and Participation debated in the House of Commons
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Good practice resource - Raising standards by learning outside: 

St John's Roman Catholic Primary School 03 Dec 2012 Ofsted Ref: 120366 
This primary school regularly uses learning outside the classroom on its own site, in its local area and on visits and trips to provide rich experiences, promote pupils’ safety, raise expectations and attainment for all and narrow the achievement gap across the broad curriculum.
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How school trips can raise standards 

Guardian Round table debate 

Outdoor learning is in a class of its own


Learning outside the classroom builds children's confidence and can transform their relationships with teachers. So how can schools be encouraged to organise more outdoor activities? More...

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This example shows how Neston High School secures high attainment and levels of progress through a well-integrated curriculum with a broad programme of learning outside the classroom (LOTC). This includes many residential visits, day trips and activities in the local environment. A ‘can do’ culture, more than any of the formal systems, adds the most value to enabling students to achieve well and thrive.

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Public Survey for those who use weather forecasts
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBwKrbfhgDU&feature=relmf


Latest update 24.09.2012 15:57 Our Natural Childhood Inquiry has found that parents need more support to make the outdoors a part of everyday family life if we’re to avoid rearing a generation completely cut off from the natural world.
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Have your say on proposed traffic ban for two green lanes

People can give their views from today (Thur Sept 20) on whether trail-bikes, quad bikes and 4x4s should be permanently banned from two green lanes in the Peak District National Park More...