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PROGRAMMES DESIGNED FOR THE EDUCATION SECTOR


Team Building & Outdoor Activity Days... Outdoor Elements specialises in the provision of outdoor and adventurous activities to the education sector. Outdoor Elements staff and instructors are experienced working with all age groups and abilities including young people with additional needs. Activities are designed to include many educational aspects and participants are challenged to learn from their experiences. Outdoor and adventurous activities can satisfy many subject areas of the curriculum including physical education, geography and science. Let us understand your students' learning aims and objectives, and we can put together a programme to make the learning come alive through practical experience.

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mobile activities Outdoor Elements delivers team building and outdoor activities on a mobile basis across the Pendle area, Lancashire, South & West Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. So if you have a venue in mind, please get in touch and we can bring the adventure to you.

our centre Set within a 7-acre woodland, our purpose built centre has classroom facilities, in-house catering, is fully accessible and offers a great range of team building and outdoor pursuit days utilising activities including high rope elements, archery, problem solving and woodland discovery.


Courses designed for your curriculum... Outdoor Elements can deliver programmes to meet criteria for key stages 2-4 set out under outdoor and adventurous activities.

Outdoor activities and their learning outcomes are suited to many schemes of work including GCSE, Alternative Curriculum, BTEC, NVQ and further and higher education courses.* Please contact us on 01282 416396 or visit www.outdoorelements.co.uk to discuss your requirements. *Other accredited learning available for example, national governing body awards and AQA


Key Stage 2 • Create outdoor activity challenges to allow the group to follow trails in familiar, unfamiliar and changing environments. • Develop orienteering and problem solving skills. • Through outdoor activities allow the group to work with others and meet the challenges set.

Key Stage 3 • Allow students to meet challenges in outdoor activities and journeys. • Offer orienteering and problem solving challenges. • Create a programme which allows students to identify roles and responsibilities within the group and plan strategies for implementation. • Allow the group to respond to changing conditions and situations with a range of activities.

Key Stage 4 • Allow students to meet challenges in large-scale outdoor activities and journeys. • Offer canoeing, rock climbing and hill walking to enable the group to develop a range of skills. www.outdoorelements.co.uk


Outdoor Activity Days... Outdoor Activities are great fun and have a wide range of educational benefits. Talk to us about your aims and objectives for the day and we can tailor the activity according to those. Activities available include: • High Rope Activities: Zip Line, Crate Stack, Leap of Faith, Climbing Trees, Jacob’s Ladder • Archery • Survival Skills • Canoeing • Rock Climbing • Abseiling • Hill Walking • Orienteering • Team Challenge Events • Problem Solving • Stream Walking • Woodland Discovery • Bug Hunting • Navigation • Stream Study

You tailored the day to meet our needs perfectly. Your friendly and professional manner makes the day a fantastic experience for both children and adults. Great Marsden, St John’s Primary School.

Ideas: • Leavers and yearend celebrations • Induction days • Year-round team building days • Revision and exam reward days


Outdoor Activities at your School... Outdoor Elements expert instructors will arrive with all the specialist equipment and utilise the suitable space you have in the playground, hall, gym or playing fields. The day can be split up into a number of short sessions and groups can rotate round a range of activities. This is a very cost effective and easy way of delivering outdoor activities to a large number of students by removing the need for expensive transport and accommodation; and lengthy paperwork.

• Archery • Orienteering • Bushcraft / Survival Skills • Problem Solving • Team Challenge Events www.outdoorelements.co.uk

Excellent! The pupils really enjoyed it Alder Grange Community & Technology School.


Woodland Discovery... What is a woodland discovery session? Learning through the natural environment the group will undertake team and individual tasks. Groups will learn to identify different trees, plants and animals that make up the woodland ecosystem. Individuals will learn about the various levels within the ecosystem with the tree at the centre. Mini beast and bug hunts as well as a stream study will bring to life the learning experience. The group will have a go at shelter building and other woodland crafts using natural resources. The activities are run in a sensitive way to minimise the impact on the environment. Some activities can be run to leave a lasting legacy within the woodland to enhance the biodiversity and help to manage the woodland such as building habitat piles, nesting and roosting boxes. The group will gain from the day an increased awareness of the importance of trees in our wider ecosystem and how we can all help to protect our native woodland through more sustainable ways of living.


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Key learning outcomes: • team work • communication • leadership • listening skills • carrying out instructions • problem solving • analytical skills • safety awareness • geographical awareness • learn about wildlife and the natural environment • sense of achievement


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Team Building for Staff in the Education Sector

The whole group thoroughly enjoyed the tasks set. The day had been very cleverly structured. Everybody learnt something to bring back to work Myerscough College.


Outdoor Elements offers a fantastic solution to organising your team building and outdoor activity days. After taking an initial brief from you, Outdoor Elements can put together an exciting programme to meet your objectives and your budget. We can organise everything including accommodation and catering or if you have a venue in mind we can bring the activities there. We cater for both small and large groups and our aim is to ensure everyone has a fantastic memorable experience. This is achieved through a challenge by choice approach and activities are designed to include everyone regardless of ability. In addition we can provide experienced facilitators who will maximise learning outcomes that can be quickly and effectively transferred back to your workplace. This ensures that the event is not only great fun but has a lasting impact on the dynamics of your team for the future.

Ideas for your event include:

We can organise:

• Staff Inset Day • Team Building Challenge • Fun Staff Reward Day • Alternative Christmas Party • Promoting Health In The Work Place • Year End Celebration

• Half-day programmes • Full-day programmes • Residentials

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Please contact us for further information, prices or to arrange a visit. Outdoor Elements Activities Ltd, Pump House Dean Wood, Trapp Lane, Simonstone, Lancashire, BB12 7JD follow us on...

01282 416396 www.outdoorelements.co.uk info@outdoorelements.co.uk

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• Outdoor Elements Activities Limited is run by Jim and Lee Bowden • Established 2001 • Registered centre at LCC • All instructors have been CRB cleared and first-aid trained • Written risk assessments are available for all activities • We hold Professional Indemnity Civil Liability & Employers Liability Insurance cover • Outdoor Elements is registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide specified activities under the following headings: Climbing, Trekking, Watersports The project has been part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. This project was delivered through the Northwest Development Agency with Defra as the Managing Authority.

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