WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom

WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom


Cold nights & frosty mornings didn’t deter this fabulous group from developing their leadership skills this weekend 😀Thank you Simon Whitmore and Grahame Moss Learning Outside the Classroom, true experts in their field 👏👍

Hello Grahame Moss do you guys run a FSRT course? If so do you have a course with once space for someone form hidleap to join?
Thanks, ash 😄👍
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Operating as usual


Today we launched our brand new snow sports visit leader training including a practical element of skiing. Many thanks to Moving Mountains Ski for their hospitality and expertise

Photos from Sussex Wildlife Trust's post 17/05/2023
Photos from WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom's post 30/04/2023

The team are out on the Medway this weekend supporting a Silver DofE expedition. DofE West Sussex.


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Photos from WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom's post 03/04/2023

A chance to step in the footsteps of heroes this week as Simon visits the Normandy beaches to retrace the journey taken by his grandfather. From landing on Sword beach as part of the first wave on D Day to Caen and beyond. The books, the photos, the films are amazing but the impact of standing on the sand and seeing it first hand is impossible to recreate.

Photos from Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation's post 01/04/2023

Thank you so much to Moving Mountains Ski I have learnt so much in the last week and a bit. Although my son is definitely better than me now and ready to hit the slopes Friday with Shoreham Academy


It’s never too late to learn and try new things over the next couple of weeks Simon will be learning to ski at Moving Mountains Ski in Small Dole. Having spent years in the mountains climbing and mountaineering time to learn the quick way down.

Photos from WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom's post 12/03/2023

Tony and Simon have been undertaking some CPD over the weekend ensuring our skills are fresh and current.


The team are away this weekend for some CPD not many better settings.


This year’s LOtC conference is underway. Great to welcome back colleagues from across the authority area.


Great way to finish the half term break. Silver DofE canoeist out in the sunshine


Just for fun

Photos from WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom's post 20/01/2023

The LOtC team have spent the last few days in Scotland for some team building and CPD. We’ve had some challenging conditions but can’t beat the views. DofE West Sussex


A great, if a bit windy, start to the year training Silver DofE young people planning a canoe expedition. DofE West Sussex


A windy start to the year but great to be out training some Silver DofE young people planning a canoe expedition DofE West Sussex


It's happening, the unofficial WSCC LOTC Christmas lunch and I can't wait to see what Simon's wearing today.

Photos from WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom's post 23/11/2022

After a busy day working with pupils in years 2, 4, 6 at Bolnore School, Tony and Simon headed up to the capital for some CPD. An evening lecture at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) looking at the last century of exploration on Everest and in particular the 1920’s. Really thought provoking and exposed some of the inequalities that were created and still exist on the mountain.


At the weekend we had a great opportunity to take the classroom outside. This Trig point was slightly off route but the group chose to make the diversion to have a look. Whilst there we talked about the Army Ordinance Corps, measuring height and triangulation using the theodolite and grid refences. On route we talked about the crops we came across, the raptors swooping around on the thermals, the water run off eroding the ground and much more.
I'm not a teacher so I can't guarantee the quality of my delivery but 1 thing I can guarantee is that the quality teaching you deliver in your classrooms was put into context in a tangible way over the weekend. We covered maths, geography, biology, history, physics and pshe. DofE is not just for Geography and PE staff.


Tony is coaching a team of Bronze DofE participants today working at the coal face


Even in our free time the LOtC team are drawn to play and learn in the outdoors and despite the weather we pumped up the SUPs this morning and got out on the river, Tony is still mastering the step back turns.


As a team we pride ourselves on keeping current both in practice and theories. After many hours of study, 9 hours of written exams and 21,000 words of dissertation Simon has completed his NEBOSH National Diploma, degree level qualification is safety and health.


Never bad weather just bad equipment Tony and Simon donned their dry suits today and got out on the river in their kayaks to coach both children and adults whilst supporting the next generation of coaches to develop as well.


Another weekend out and about this time delivering outdoor first aid, there are worse places to spend it


Back indoors today delivering our first Educational Visits Co-ordinator training of the new academic year.


Mushrooms and toadstools are popping up in our woodlands and meadows. Here's some fungi for you to spot this weekend.


After a busy week including a visit to Wales the LOtC team are back delivering expedition leader training in Sussex this weekend.


Today’s iconic view


Great day visiting Edge Hill University and so good to hear lecturers teaching the next generations of teachers speak about LOtC with passion and knowledge.

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A frosty morning after a chilly night on the expedition leaders course

Photos from WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom's post 22/03/2022

Our conference is fully underway!
Workshops in Cultural Capital, Curriculum Development and an Outdoor Literacy session led by our guest speaker.
Well done all!

Photos from WSCC Learning Outside the Classroom's post 22/03/2022

Fantastic to be back delivering our LOtC conference. We welcome Deborah Lambert as our key note speaker sharing her wealth of experience, knowledge and evidenced based research.

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A rather blustery day today, great to be able to support young people to push their limits and achieve a shared goal beyond their comfort zone.


Great to back in the mountains, can’t believe I’ve actually missed the rain and the wind.

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