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Science & Outdoor Education Specialist

"People retain 10% of what they hear, 30% of what they read, 50% of what they see, but 90% of what they do" (Veverka)

With almost 50 years between us of outdoor learning experience and delivering education sessions to young people, working with schools and delivering CPD to teachers, Sc.out.ed can support you to deliver hands-on science and outdoor education lessons that will engage and inspire pupils’ learning and widen knowledge and understanding. Whether you would like a Forest Schools session adapted to your school grounds, a hands-on science day or activities that take literacy outdoors, all of the programmes offer first hand experiences that can be used as a stimulus for further work.

The Sc.out.ed team are:

  • Sam Jackson - Forest School Level 3 qualified with over 15 years of outdoor learning experience
  • Lynsey Wilson - Qualified Teacher with Degree in Ecology. Leads on the curriculum linked science sessions
  • Mark Stutt - Forest School Level 3 qualified with a wealth of bush craft and survival experience. Leads on delivery at Kirkley Hall and Beach Explorer sessions in North Tyneside
  • Sarah McAllister - Very experienced in-school cooking workshop facilitator. Leads on Backwoods and Stone Age cooking sessions
  • Chris Baker - Beach School, Forest School and Play Level 3 qualified. Many years of experience and leads on Beach School in Durham and the Family Learning & Play programmes


Sessions are closely linked to the new National Curriculum programmes of study but Sc.out.ed can also tailor activities to meet your individual needs and learning objectives.

As well as sessions delivered in schools, Sc.out.ed, working in partnership with Durham University at Durham Botanic Gardens and Northumberland College at Kirkley Hall, deliver Forest Schools sessions in their mature woodlands.

We can also help meet the needs of the PE curriculum. By working in partnership with Moor House Adventure Centre we offer exciting Outdoor & Adventurous Activities - see the Moor House page below for more information.

Sc.out.ed can also offer after school activities, PPA cover and support you with school grounds development and bespoke CPD training.

All of the team are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and all activities are fully risk assessed and insured.

Please get in touch for more information.

Costs for in-school education sessions & Beach School days:

£220 full day

£350 for Stone Age, Backwoods Cooking & World War 2 days (2 staff + ingredients)

Costs for Durham Botanic Gardens and Kirkley Hall sessions:

Full day -  £160 Sc.out.ed + £1.50 entry fee per pupil

Costs for Moor House Adventure Centre:

A number of different 'packages' are available. Please get in touch for costs.

(All costs based on one class or approximately 30 children)


Programme Summaries

CPD Summaries

"My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other mother would ask her child after school, 'so, did you learn anything today?' But not my mother, she would say, 'did you ask a good question today?' That difference – asking good questions – made me become a scientist" (Isaac)

Sc.out.ed can provide specialist training to your staff to develop skills and confidence. The training equips teachers and support staff with ideas that will allow for a creative and exciting approach to science lessons and activities in your school grounds.


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    M: 07950 309118

    Science & Outdoor
    Education Specialist

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