What is LOtC?
LOtC, (Learning Outside the Classroom) is exactly how it sounds – it’s about changing a pupil’s learning environment, keeping them motivated and introducing fresh educational values. Learning Outside the Classroom is an essential part of a pupil’s development and is also supported by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.
From a school trip to an hour spent in the playground (that’s not part of break time), LOtC can take place depending on time, budget and curriculum. Playground safety surfacing is particularly appealing to primary schools and could be the option for outside the classroom exercises.
How can LOtC be introduced with safety surfacing?
Playground safety surfacing is particularly appealing to primary schools and could be the option for outdoor learning exercises. Wetpour and rubber mulch are great safety surfacing options as they both absorb impact from falls and are slip resistant so that outdoor engagement can be had throughout the year. Additionally, fun graphics within wetpour safety surfacing can help with learning outside the classroom.
Safety Surfacing Designs for LOtC
Wetpour designs can be manipulated to suit playgrounds of all sizes as well as age ranges. Shapes, numbers, and letters are forever proving popular with primary schools. They can be installed in a variety of colours – boosting education values whilst creating an attractive learning environment.
Complex shapes such as targets and puzzles may even challenge teachers too as a variety of games can be developed from this style of graphic.
To encourage physical activity, wetpour pathways, tracks and sports markings can encourage fun during exercise.
The possibilities for wetpour designs are limitless!
Find Further reading on LOtC here and a variety of enlightening wetpour designs can be found in our gallery.