An education centre based on the outskirts of Wolverhampton has been crowned top of the class after it was awarded a special badge for quality. Kingswood Trust, based on Holyhead Road, near Wolverhampton, received the honour for its educational visits and has been awarded a Learning-Outside-The-Classroom quality badge.
Kingswood Trust aims to offer a range of opportunities to visit for the day or to stay overnight, connecting schools with nature and providing exciting opportunities to learn outdoors throughout the changing seasons.
Awarded by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, the badge combines learning and safety into one easily recognisable award for all organisations providing learning outside. Rachel Wells, Head Teacher and charity manager at the trust, said: “Being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge is well deserved recognition for all our staff, trustees and volunteers as it demonstrates that we offer young people the type of high-quality learning experiences that enhance children’s learning, health and wellbeing.
Rachel Wells, Charity Manager said “Being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge is well deserved recognition for all our staff, trustees and volunteers as it demonstrates that we offer young people the type of high quality learning experiences that enhance children’s learning, health and wellbeing. Schools and families can be reassured that their children are in safe hands. We're delighted to receive this award for our Centre and we look forward to welcoming even more children and young people from the local area to benefit from all that the great outdoors offers.”
Elaine Skates, Chief Executive of CLOtC 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 Kingswood Trust on being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge.”
Schools interested in making bookings should contact Helen Heywood / Rachel Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01902 558132.
For more information visit the www.discover-kingswood.org.uk website.
For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, please visit www.lotcqualitybadge.org.uk