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Third award win for educational visits

We are at the top of the class for educational visits after being awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge for the third time in a row.

Awarded by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, this year's LOtC Quality Badge award combines for the first time learning and safety into one easily recognisable badge for all organisations providing learning outside the classroom experiences.

Andrew Payne, Head of Education and Outreach at The National Archives, commented: 'Being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge three times in a row is a great achievement. It shows that we offer young people the type of high quality learning experiences outside of the classroom that they can really benefit from. We're thrilled to get official recognition for our efforts and we look forward to welcoming even more children and young people from across the UK to explore history at The National Archives.'

The LOtC Quality Badge

The LOtC Quality Badge was launched in 2009 as part of the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto, a national initiative to ensure young people are given more opportunities to have these experiences as part of the curriculum. The LOtC Quality Badge is designed to make it easier for teachers to identify providers of quality educational visits. Organisations will display the LOtC Quality Badge as a signal to schools that their venue has met required standards, so teachers do not need to carry out their own risk or quality assessments.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, please visit

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