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Learning Outside the Classroom

LoTC - A Manifesto Worth Reading... A Commitment Worth Making

When it was launched by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills in November 2006, Euroculture was amongst the first to announce its backing of the 'Learning Outside the Classroom' Manifesto and is a long-time Member of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

The Manifesto is a ‘movement’ or joint undertaking that many different stakeholders have helped to create and to which anyone can sign up. We support the Manifesto because we believe it will help to ensure that all children and young people have a variety of high quality experiences outside the classroom environment, as an essential part of their learning and development.

For Euroculture, it means striving to provide the tools and support which will allow schoolteachers and youth group leaders to make the most of the opportunities available for our youth abroad - namely in France. We will therefore be working with schools, local authorities and other organisations committed to providing an exciting range of teaching and learning opportunities outside the classroom, specifically on developing trips to our nearest neighbour France.

The full text of our pledge to the published Manifesto is shown below. For more information on the Manifesto, please visit the LoTC website (opens in a new window).


Learning Outside the Classroom - Our Pledge

Pledge made by:
Euroculture International Cultural Services Ltd

Aim of planned activity:
To complement and enhance the classroom experience for schoolchildren through the provision of high quality educational and cultural visits abroad. Devise programmes which bring curriculum and textbooks to life and which motivate, encourage and feed the desire of the young to discover and experience more of the world around them.

Brief description:
We provide a comprehensive service to Educational Visit Coordinators, teachers and leaders of trips abroad. Our fully inclusive itineraries are formed around the group’s own specific aims and objectives – whether based on the curriculum in language, history, culture or simply skiing and activity holidays. Our personal contact will guide the organiser through the whole planning process, providing advice and support until the group are safely back at the school gates. We offer a select group of carefully inspected residential centres, and take care to provide comprehensive risk assessments for every component of the trip, thus lifting the burden from teachers.

Who the activity is for:
Mainly Primary (Years 5 & 6) and Secondary School Groups throughout the UK, as well as Scout Groups and other youth organisations under the age of 18 years.

Duration of activity:
Duration normally varies between 2 and 7 days, but most itineraries are 5 days. With France our closest neighbour, we can devise a programme suitable for almost any length of stay.

Since 1966, Euroculture has worked with a number of European government-led organisations, Ministries, public authorities and schools in arranging group visits to the UK. With a wealth of expertise across the Channel, Euroculture has started to reciprocate by assisting UK schools in taking up the 2005 challenge of government in Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages and more recently the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto.

Additional information:
Full details including history, sample programmes, centres and how to book, please see

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