Duration: Variable

Staff: Delivered by Chris Baker, an experienced Level 3 Play Practitioner.

Cost: Dependent upon the activities /  package selected

Location: Delivered on site

Due to building confidence and capability amongst staff and encouraging children to become more active, PE & Sports Premium can be used to access this programme.

Play is a vital part of every child’s life and is important for social, emotional and physical development. Focusing on play is important as it gives children the opportunities to choose what they want to do, to meet and socialise with their friends and keeps them physically active.

SC.OUT.ED work with schools to deliver a range of different play programmes – we offer broad experiences and activities to reduce ‘play bias’ which can have the effect of excluding some children from play. By engaging more children, play can have a positive impact upon behaviour too. Guidelines recommend children engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.

The impact of play:

  • Gives children the opportunity to mix with other children
  • Provides opportunities for developing social skills and learning
  • Builds self-confidence and esteem
  • Helps improve ability to focus and control their behavior
  • Improves attention span

Packages can include:

  • Staff Training – increasing staff confidence & capability
  • Lunchtime Play Sessions
  • Class Play Sessions
  • Holiday & After School Play Sessions

Types of play:

  • Loose Parts & Pretend Play
  • Traditional Games
  • Sport
  • Communication Play
  • Exploratory Play

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning”
(Ackerman)

get in touch

How to Book

If you would like to arrange a session please contact chris@scouted.org.uk or on 07917 845440
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What People Say

A very useful CPD that delivered ideas for creative outdoor activities and experiments for science as well as cross curricular links. Thank you for a great day!

Gemma Preece, St Oswald’s

The children thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor activities.  All the children were eager and excited to find out more.  A fantastic day – managed and delivered very well.  A really interesting way to focus on our topic of the Great Fire of London.

Cara Morton, Dubmire 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

Sam’s session was tailored and linked very well to our rainforests topic.  The session delivered exactly what we hoped it would – the children learnt about adaptations and were able to extend their knowledge in a creative way, at a perfect pace and with a range of activities.  The day was excellently delivered!

Rachel Harmer, Butterknowle Primary

Sam has organised a number of community learning events with me. He is very organised and plans great learning experiences for adults and children.  Children and their carers raved about the cooking on the fire and the fauna identification activities in their evaluations.  I would highly recommend a Sam Jackson led event at any school.

Helen Grainger, Esh Winning 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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20 Glastonbury Close,Spennymoor,Durham. DL16 6XP
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