Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC)

It is the view at Greenbank that every student should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Many of our students are experiential learners and for other students learning outside the classroom gives the opportunity to transfer skills to different settings. When planning any educational visits or activities staff will always complete a risk benefit assessment to ensure that any risks can be effectively managed and that the benefits of the visit can be enjoyed by all taking part. School also have an EVC (Educational Visits Coordinator) Policy outlining the procedures and guiding principles of Educational Visits at Greenbank.

Some of the LOTC opportunities that feature on the timetable include:

  • Educational Visits (KS3,4 and 5) – access to local shops and services.

  • Horse riding (Mainly KS3) – weekly riding sessions for up to 5 students at Cheshire Riding School.

  • Snack shopping (KS3,4 and 5)

  • The John Muir Award (Mainly KS4)

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze and Silver (KS4 and 5))

  • Sports for Life (KS5) – Access to local sports and leisure facilities such as Northwich Memorial Court Brio Leisure centre and Delamere Forest.

  • Sporting events and tournaments (KS3, 4 and 5) –e.g. cricket, boccia, football and rugby.

  • College Links Courses and Events (KS5) - at Mid Cheshire College, Reaseheath and Pettypool, with more links planned!

  • Work Experience (KS4 and 5) – e.g. local supermarkets, care homes, garages.

  • Community links (KS3,4 and 5)

  • 6th Form Conway Centre Residential week (KS5) – with a focus on team-building, communication, developing self-esteem and experiencing new and challenging activities such as dinghy sailing, canoeing, climbing and abseiling


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Greenbank School, Greenbank Ln, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1LD

Tel: 01606 663820 | Email: Contactus@greenbank.cheshire.sch.uk