Find a Bradford Forest School Practitioner

If you are looking for a Forest School Practitioner to deliver sessions in your setting, click the Practitioners below for more information and contact details.  The Practitioners included in this database have a huge range of skills and experience and are all:

  • Qualified level 3 forest school practitioners
  • Enhanced CRB / DBS checked
  • Qualified in First Aid
  • Insured for Public Liability
  • Available to work on a contractual basis (either as self employed individuals or small businesses or charities)

Contact a practitioner directly to discuss your ideas and check their qualifications, status and availability against your requirements.

Forest School Practitioners in the Bradford Area

Bear and Lapor Ltd

Phil Lowde
07973 339 007
Phil Lowde – Outdoor Creative Practitioner Working with children and young people across all age groups, on: • Team Building • Problem Solving • Communication, speaking & listening • Application of skills • Focus on specific subjects; Maths, Literacy, Science, etc. School Grounds Design Staff training & development courses: • Outdoor Learning & Play • Outdoor Maths • Den Building • Outdoor Literacy • Team Building Delivering Forest School sessions

Bee Outdoors

Lizzie Beth
07885 588451
Lizzie provides outdoor learning and forest school sessions in schools and local Bradford woodlands. Lizzie uses the WILD Passport as a structure to show progression and impact on learning. 

Get Out More CIC

Annie Berrington
07974 935105
Get Out More CIC is one of the most established forest school enterprises in Yorkshire, with an excellent track record and a dedicated staff team. We are a social enterprise on a mission to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. We run outdoor programmes, including forest schools, outdoor play and community engagement programmes, for people of all ages across West and North Yorkshire. We use local woodlands, parks and natural spaces to bring people together, be active and feel good, working towards our vision: communities and nature growing healthier together. Get Out More runs outdoor programmes for groups, schools, communities and businesses, addressing the need to improve physical health and mental wellbeing through engaging with nature. Programmes include; Forest schools, Community Engagement, Outdoor Learning, Creative and Corporate. See our website for further details

GoWild Outdoors

Chris Calveley
07855 357866
Chris Calveley has 15 year’s experience working in secondary education. He has a wide range of experience (award winner) working in the outdoors with children of all ages and community groups, as a Teacher, Archaeologist, Duke of Edinburgh Leader & Assessor and Forest School Practitioner. GoWild Outdoors aims to reach out to people, to encourage them to be more active and experience the outdoors. They offer educational and recreational experience to both children and adults, giving them the opportunity to succeed, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in the outdoors. Talk to us about:  Forest Adventure Parties – School Sessions in all subject areas including curriculum specific programmes, other school projects i.e. Gardening - School Holiday Clubs - Team Building & Problem Solving – Learning, Play, Exploration, Nature & Conservation – Corporate Events – Available for Events & Shows - Duke of Edinburgh Assessor & Expedition Skills and member of the Forest School & Mountain Training Associations. Based in the Leeds-Bradford-North Yorkshire areas, but is mobile to other areas.

Mark Parry

Mark Parry
Mark offers high quality experiences and bespoke training in a variety of nature based learning events, in some wonderful woodland in West and South Yorkshire. My guidance and tuition caters for adults, families, and children of all ages and abilities in an outdoor setting. Personal development, increased self-esteem, and increased confidence are the underlying themes Mark strives for, using the re-connection and enjoyment of the outdoors

Ruth McBain

Ruth McBain
07970 956177
Ruth is enthusiastic, hard working, fun-loving, well organised and a natural communicator. She has a passion for the outdoors, the natural environment, sustainability and one-world living and is keen to share and develop this enthusiasm in others. Ruth has developed her life-long interest in the outdoors to become a Forest School Leader and Outdoor Learning Practitioner. She has a passion for children learning in a natural environment and outside the classroom. In addition to her training and experience as a Forest School Leader and Outdoor Learning Practitioner, Ruth has over 10 years experience in engineering consultancy where she worked as a geologist and project manager. She brings this breadth of skills to offer a range of activities including: running Forest School programmes developing spaces for outdoor learning including gardening, mud kitchens and for Forest School running gardening clubs, willow tunnels, tree- and bulb-planting days etc. delivering outdoor learning activities e.g. one-off celebration days, curriculum-linked or themed activities introducing Forest Schools into settings and supporting their sustainable development.

Well Wood

Michaela Worthington
07813 584665
Hi, my name is Michaela Worthington. I established Well Wood in 2015. I have over 15 years’ experience working in primary education supporting all areas of the curriculum and 7 years delivering Forest School sessions, to children from 4 to 13, in a range of woodlands across West and North Yorkshire. I currently manage the Forest School programme at an outstanding primary school in Bradford. I have been an active member of the Bradford Forest School Network since 2011 and am currently the Membership Officer and Secretary for the Network. I am also a member of the Forest School Association. I believe in embracing the wonder of the outdoors whatever the weather. Well Wood you like to join me? Contact me to chat about any of the following: School based Forest School sessions Woodland holiday play sessions Curriculum linked outdoor learning Student placement mentoring Staff taster sessions Team building days Advice on starting Forest School in your setting After-school Forest School clubs Gardening Clubs

Within the Wood

Joe Drury
Within The Wood provides fun, educational, hands on experiences within nature to people of all ages, with the aim to promote the holistic wellbeing of each individual. Let your children be wild at our popular Forest School sessions. Spend a celebration immersed in nature at one of our woodland parties. Try your hand at archery in a woodland setting. Experience the outdoors like never before during our well-being sessions. The possibilities are endless when within the wood. We lead our sessions from our beautiful 8 acre woodland site in Stanbury, near Keighley, though our services are also mobile at a site of your choice. Please visit our website to find out further information and to see what exciting sessions are available for you and your family. 

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