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
testimonials

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

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

The session was booked to enhance the children’s imagination – it definitely delivered on this! The day was organised brilliantly and was enjojed by both children and adults….the children were asking when you were coming back for the rest of the week!

Amy Foster, Delves Lane Primary

Imaginative, innovative, inspiring and ingenious, Sam is the ultimate approachable, flexible and reliable professional who brings learning to life in the outdoors for all who have the privilege to spend time in his company. His enthusiastic approach engages children and professionals alike and this is underpinned by his unparalleled subject knowledge, a creative mind and a dedication to make the learning experience an ultimate one. Sam is also always open to new ideas and to work closely with teachers to ensure that the learning is tailored specifically to the context. Ox Close has had the privilege of working with Sam and the equally brilliant wider SC.OUT.ED team for several years now and his sessions are a weekly highlight for our pupils.

At Ox Close, SC.OUT.ED provide a diverse and progressive outdoor offer, ranging from bushcraft to pond dipping, from arts using natural matrerials to archery, holiday provision and the ever popular fire activities! Sam has helped to develop our amazing outdoor area and he has provided enriching and enlightening professional development for a host of staff from Ox Close and beyond. Sam has a fantastic team which is very much in his own image – friendly, wise and approachable and both he and his colleagues are very much an integral part of the team at Ox Close and many other schools.

What SC.OUT.ED offer was perhaps best summarised by one pupil earlier this year:

“The best, the top of the tops, I mean right off the scale is Outdoor Learning with Sam Jackson!”

It is with great pleasure that I offer my full endorsement of Sam and his exceptional organisation.

Daniel Harrison Executive Headteacher, Ox Close Primary

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

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