Learning Outside the Classroom

We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.

Since our launch in November 2006, more than 1516 organisations and individuals have signed up in support of the Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom vision and aims.

The Manifesto leaflet available on our website explains more about our aims, along with some examples of good practice.

We offer practical guidance, resources and CPD modules providing professional and developmental support. Our new Quality Badge will recognise organisations offering high-quality experiences with risk effectively managed.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Love School Grounds


Why love your school grounds? School grounds are at the heart of the school. They are vital for learning and discovery, physical health, social confidence, emotional well-being, community engagement, and nature and sustainability. This website offers links, downloads and resources explaining why school grounds are important and how schools can make the most of their surrounding environment.

How to obtain

Visit the website and register your school's details to receive a free poster and information about making better use of school grounds.

Learning Outside the Classroom
CfBT Education Trust
Learning Outside the Classroom Department
60 Queens Road






0845 838 1208

All information is supplied by the venues or providers themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Related teaching activities

Key Stage 2 Geography, 1-2 lessons

Geographical enquiry and skills

Draw an illustrated map showing the layout of your school grounds and identifying ways the space could be used to support the learning of Geography outside the classroom.

Key Stage 2 Maths, 1 lesson

Ma3 Shape, space and measure

What patterns and shapes can you identify in the streets and public spaces near to your school.

Key Stage 3 Citizenship, 1 lesson

2.2 Advocacy and representation

Hold a whole class debate to discuss ways that you can create safe public spaces and play areas in your local community.

Key Stage 3 English, 1-2 lessons

En3 Writing

Write a manifesto for community cohesion across your year group, encouraging signatories to get involved in activities such as the school council and issues such as rights and responsibilities.

Key stage 3 RE, 1-2 lessons

2.1 Learning about religion

Make a list of the various places of worship in your local area. Create an illustrated trail of these sacred places.