A CHILDREN’S charity boss has been recognised in a national award scheme for the work it does with learning outside of the classroom (LOtC).

Fiona Craig, managing director of Ufton Court Educational Trust, based in Ufton Nervet, has been shortlisted in the advocate category in the national awards for outstanding contribution to LOtC.

The awards are presented annually by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) and recognise those people who have had a significant impact on the lives of children and young people through their commitment to providing exciting and inspiring learning outside the classroom (LOtC) opportunities.

Thousands of children from across Hampshire visit Ufton Court each year for residential and day visits to the house and grounds of the Grade I-Listed Manor House where history comes to life through interactive activities and drama.

Fiona said: “I’m humbled to have been nominated for this award. Learning outside of the classroom can play a significant role in the development of young people, especially for those most in need, and is something I’m deeply passionate about. It’s great to see so many fantastic initiatives celebrated in these awards and I look forward to seeing momentum grow even more for the role we can play in education”.

The award winners are due to be announced at a dinner in Stafford today (Thursday).