LOtC & outdoor learning

What is LOtC?

Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) is the use of places other than the classroom for teaching and learning. It is about getting children and young people out and about, providing them with challenging, exciting and different experiences to help them learn.

This learning method is proven to raise attainment, bolster social, emotional and personal development and contributes to the health and well being of children and young people.

kids experiencing outdoor learning while on a mountain walkOutdoor Learning Programme

At Mountain Adventure Camps it is our philosophy to educate the children on as many aspects as we can during their stay at our international summer camps. In recognition of this, in 2013 and again in 2015 we were awarded the UK National accreditation, Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge. Which recognises good quality educational provision where risk is effectively managed.

LOtC is key at camp and we implement this by structuring each day around a different subject. We start by introducing the day’s subject during the language lesson, then build on it during the afternoon activity and conclude with an evening activity based on the same subject. This continuous learning method enables the children to learn at their own pace and ensures that their individual learning styles are met.

A good example of this is on our mountain walk day. The morning language lessons incorporates history and geography, the afternoon activity is a 3hr mountain walk including a visit to a mountain refuge with a spot of geology and wildlife spotting, then in the evening we summerise with a team quiz based on the days learnings.