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Teaching Methods: Finance

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which projects aimed at promoting the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto are planned to receive funding; and how much each will receive. (130220)

Between 2006-08, the Department will make available £2.7 million for the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto. The majority of this money will support the delivery of the ‘Out and About package’—a series of training modules and supporting guidance to help teachers, school staff and providers deliver high quality learning outside the classroom experiences. Because the package is being put out for competitive tender, it is not possible to provide an exact figure for its total cost. In addition to the Manifesto funding, the government will continue to fund other projects that support learning outside the classroom, for example in 2007-08, the joint DCMS/DfES Museums and Galleries programme will be supported by £4.7 million funding and the London Challenge New Views will receive £1.6 million.