Duration: Full Day / Half Day

Staff: An experienced Level 3 Forest School practitioner

Cost: £220 full day / £125 half day

There is a discount for regular PPA cover.

SC.OUT.ED offer PPA cover using the Forest School approach to learning in your own setting.

Tailored to different age groups, sessions are essentially child-led and give children the opportunity to learn key skills and concepts in a practical and meaningful way.

We can also link to your science topics through Forest School – ‘Plants’, ‘Habitats’ and ‘Seasonal Change’.

Activities provide opportunities that:

  • Increase self-esteem & self-confidence
  • Improve listening and speaking skills
  • Contribute to the development of language
  • Improve children’s ability to work cooperatively
  • Improve physical and motor skills
  • Forest School is also a very effective stimulus for learning back in the classroom

The Forest School approach to learning:

  • Creative activities such as outdoor art & patterns in nature
  • Curriculum specific topics
  • Developing bushcraft skills – shelter building and cooking on a fire
  • Using our senses to explore the environment
  • Encouraging teamwork & cooperation
“This PPA has had a positive impact on learning in other areas as well as providing lifelong memorable experiences and motivated the children.
It has been an honour and a privilege to work with SC.OUT.ED. – the best PPA provision I have ever had!”
(Mr Walker, Ackworth Howard C of E)
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How to Book

If you would like to arrange a session please contact sam@scouted.org.uk or on 07950 309118
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Forest School

What a day of Forest School & outdoor learning! Six different schools in Durham, Chester-le-Street, Billingham and a wonderful new school, Hadrian Primary, in South Shields…amazing grounds too! 🌳🌸🔥 #forestschool #outdoorlearning
We’re being asked more and more to deliver exciting campfire cooking days.  Children prep the ingredients, follow recipes, cook and then eat their delicious food! We even have 30 aprons…got to look the part right?🔥 🥩 🐟 🍅 🥕 #cookingoutdoors #forestschool #campfirecooking
A lovely day for it! Bushcraft and Forest School holiday club today at Broom Cottages Primary! #forestschool ☀️🌳🔥
Pancakes today at Simonside Primary! 🔥🥞 #forestschool #scouted_outdoor_learning #cookingoutdoors
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What People Say

Sam’s approach to our science topic, ‘dissolving’, promoted autonomy and self discovery. The children learnt some theory, put the theory into practise and then explained what had happened – the children loved it! I have learnt that the children need to have time for self discovery in order to better understand science. Sam was extremely organised and it made for a stress free activity day. I’d seriously recommend Sam to other schools, he’s great!

Dawn Whaley, Hartside Primary School

A great hands-on training day – loads of new ideas and I now feel more confident to use the outdoors with children.

Kay Murray, Pelton Community Primary

During a den building activity it was great to see how quieter children showed their capacity for leadership and imagination.  The activities Sam delivered were engaging, challenging and required teamwork plus led to some good writing afterwards.

Nicola Welsh, Middlestone Moor Primary

We have been working with SC.OUT.ED for two years now. In that time we have had no complaints – Chris has never arrived late and he is always very prepared…I’ve never seen so many items of equipment carried by one person! The children love the sessions; they come running the minute he arrives and always want to help out. Chris has a lovely, nurturing manner with the children and a sunny personality. The whole school is always happy to see him; staff included; there is nothing Chris will not try to complete in a session and there are no children he is not willing to work with. During our sessions Chris works with our whole school from our littlest two year olds to our nurture group who  often have significant SEMH needs. Chris is a member of our school team; he’ll even help out over the dinner-time between his sessions – I am sure no other company would be as helpful.

On a learning note, we have noticed our children have become much more resilient since starting SC.OUT.ED – they do not mind being outside whatever the weather and we see more cooperation and teamwork taking place long after Chris has gone home. On playtimes and lunchtimes we see the children applying their skills by making dens on the field and sharing their resources fairly. We have also analysed our attendance and find that most classes have 100% attendance on the days that SC.OUT.ED are working with them; this has helped our attendance improve over the last two years.

I could not recommend SC.OUT.ED more highly; they are truly a professional company. Communication is always quick and all services are transparent. I can’t wait to work with them again soon.

Emma Rowntree Headteacher, Seascape Primary School

The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and developed their knowledge about the Stone Age. The day was fantastic. It was delivered very well, the children were engaged all day and they learnt a lot about the topic, as well as developing skills such as team building and problem solving.

Nicola Cooke, St. Anne’s CE Primary

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SC.OUT.ED support and deliver hands-on science and outdoor lessons that will engage and inspire pupils and widen their knowledge and understanding.
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