The Sport, Outdoor Learning and Sustainability Team (SOLS) based at College Street have a number of outdoor learning orientated courses scheduled over the coming months, to support schools.

Outdoor learning, which is valued both by Ofsted and the DCSF, is a key element of a young person's development, understanding how to assess risks and stay safe.

In 2008 the City Council signed up to the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) manifesto as part of its commitment to outdoor learning. We acknowledge the immense value of off-site visits for young people, and fully supports and encourages all visits that are correctly planned, managed and conducted. The Service believes that all establishments should strive towards high quality off-site visits in order to maximise the benefits to the young people taking part.

The below courses are designed to support school staff in offering young people the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom.

2nd January- Visit Leader Training- Wollaton Park

18th January- Off Site Visit Coordinator Training- College Street Centre

15th March- Outdoor Learning Cards Training- Melbury Primary School

21st March- Visit Leader Training- Wollaton Park

26th April- National Outdoor Learning Cards Conference- Kingsbury Water Park

22nd & 23rd May- Orienteering Festival- Wollaton Park

For more information regarding any of the above courses or to book a place, please contact Martin Smith on 0115 947 6202 ext 249 or email Angela Dickson on

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