Monday, July 22, 2024

Another Quality Badge for Langdon Hills

LANGDON Hills Country Park has been awarded a LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) Quality Badge the second time around by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

The Thurrock Council-owned park has now shown itself to be at the top of the class for educational visits in successive years.

For the first time, the LOtC Quality Badge combines safety as well as learning into one easily recognisable badge for all organisations providing learning outside the classroom experiences.

Cllr Victoria Holloway,Thurrock Council’s cabinet member for Environment said: “Being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge is a real achievement for the council as it shows that we offer young people the type of high-quality learning experiences they really benefit from.

“We’re thrilled to get official recognition for our efforts and we look forward to welcoming even more children and young people from the local area to Langdon Hills.”

Beth Gardner, Chief Executive of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom said: “Educational visits are among the most memorable experiences in a child’s school life. The LOtC Quality Badge offers teachers a guarantee that not only is a venue providing the sort of educational value that they can build on in class long after the visit but they also have the appropriate risk management structures in place.

“Learning outside the classroom has many proven educational benefits. The LOtC Quality Badge will reduce red tape and provide assurance for schools, thereby ensuring that many more young people have memorable, exciting and valuable learning outside the classroom experiences. I congratulate Langdon Hills Country Park on being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge.”

The council’s Ranger Service offers a broad spectrum of educational programmes based within the 400-acre park. All of the activities have been designed to cover specific parts of the national curriculum.

For more information on the park and activities, please visit http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/countryside/langdonhills/ or contact the Ranger Service via email langdon.hills@btconnect.com or call 01268 542066.

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