South Wootton Infant School top of the class for learning outside the classroom

South Wootton Infant School has been accredited a Bronze Mark by the Council for Learning Outside th

South Wootton Infant School has been accredited a Bronze Mark by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A West Norfolk school has shown it's top of the class even outside of the classrooom with a national accreditation.

Headteacher Jo Davenport with pupils of South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Headteacher Jo Davenport with pupils of South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

South Wootton Infant School, in King's Lynn, has been accredited with a learning outside the classroom (LOtC) bronze mark by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC).

The Council accredits schools which provide regular learning experiences for all pupils outside of the classroom.

With the accreditation the school can now benefit from free online guidance on how to plan and organise high quality out-of-school activities.

Infants in Year One and Two have at least one lesson taught outside of the classroom everyday and are treated to a trip outside of school.

South Wootton Infant School has been accredited a Bronze Mark by the Council for Learning Outside th

South Wootton Infant School has been accredited a Bronze Mark by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Recently they have taken a trip to Norwich Castle and this week they were taken on a walk around the village to look for signs of autumn.

As part of their lessons on dinosaurs in the summer term, youngster were treated to a trip to Dinosaur Adventure Park in Lenwade.

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They also received a surprise visit from a Tyrannosaurus Rex, organised by the Education Group.

Headteacher Jo Davenport said: 'Being awarded LOtC Mark (Bronze) is a real coup for all the staff and governors here as it shows that we are really making strides in providing our pupils with potentially life-changing opportunities.

'We're thrilled to get official recognition for our efforts and we look forward to building on this award to integrate LOtC into the everyday life of the school.

'Learning outside the classroom has become embedded in our school curriculum and is at the heart of our school ethos.'

One Year Two pupil said: 'I care about nature a lot and I like learning in nature.'

The LOtC Mark is the only national accreditation for schools which recognises and supports the development of learning outside the classroom across all subject areas.

CLOtC chief executive Elaine Skates said: 'Learning outside the classroom provides the most memorable experiences in a child's school life.

'LOtC Mark (Bronze) demonstrates that the school is committed to developing and delivering genuinely valuable learning outside the classroom experiences for their children and young people.'

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