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Nottingham City Sweep Awards at the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom National Awards evening

Nottingham City Schools and Council dominated the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Awards Evening last night.


The Award ceremony held at The Arden Hotel, adjacent to Birmingham Airport, followed a successful national conference that ran throughout the day at the Birmingham Airport Learning hub.

Two City schools were awarded their LOtC Mark, which is ‘the first national accreditation for schools which recognises, and supports the development of, learning outside the classroom across all subject areas’.

nottingham-hurseery-gold2The evening began with Blue Bell Hill Primary school collecting their Silver LOtC Mark followed by Nottingham Nursery School receiving its Gold Award, only the second Nursery school in the country to receive this top level award. This is a fantastic achievement by both schools and is testament to the exemplary provision that has been developed over the years.

Martin Smith, Nottingham City Outdoor Education Advisor and Service Manager of SOLAR, received the LOtC Resource Provider Award for the work undertaken as part of the Outdoor Education Advisors’ Panel (OEAP) team who wrote the Outdoor Learning Cards and for leading the team who wrote the OEAP Environmental Cards.

It was a great night for the City and highlighted the national recognition of our
learning work.