Labour parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire Jamie McMahon visited Newton Burgoland School to see learning outside of the classroom for himself. Jamie was joined by local County Councillor Heather Worman.
Newton Burgoland School is one of only nine schools in the country to be awarded gold status by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) for its ability to develop learning outside the classroom across all subject areas. CLOtC is the national charity which champions learning outside the classroom and encourages young people to get out and about because research shows that children learn best through real life experiences. They believe that every child should be given the opportunity to experience life and lessons beyond the classroom walls as a regular part of growing up.
BBC Radio Leicester’s ‘Down to Earth’ Gardening programme was in the school to inspect the newly re-furbished school garden which forms a key part of the schools education efforts.
Labour parliamentary candidate Jamie McMahon said:
“I was delighted to take up the offer of seeing learning outside of the classroom for myself. Working in education every day for my disabled children’s charity I know how beneficial varied education techniques can be for pupils. Learning outside the classroom is a great scheme and Newton Burgoland School are doing a great job at implementing it.
The pupils are enjoying their education and finding so many new ways to learn.”
Heather Worman, Ibstock and Appleby County Councillor said:
“It was great to visit Newton Burgoland School once again and see what great work is being done. I’m proud that my area includes one of only nine schools in the Country to be awarded gold level status for learning outside of the classroom. It is great recognition of the hard work of staff and governors to ensure children get the best education.”