Outdoor Education

School Enrichment

Outdoor learning School Enrichment programmes are led by Carl Tinkler, QTLS and Member of the Society for Education (MSET).

These “learning outside the classroom” activities include bushcraft, archery, first aid, orienteering and team building - each one can be a full day or combined into a multi-activity experience. Sessions are delivered in outdoor spaces at school (or other locations on request) over a single day or a longer period as required. 

Dartmoor Explore sessions can be delivered on Dartmoor at a variety of locations depending on the chosen activities. 

As well as learning new skills, each activity promotes communication, problem solving, team building, leadership skills, initiative, confidence, fun and a sense of achievement, and can integrate with school led sessions as required.

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Activity Descriptions

All activities provide a wealth of personal and social development opportunities.

Bushcraft

Minimum length of session: 40 mins +

 

Description of session: The session may include shelter building using manmade or natural resources, fire lighting techniques and understanding sources of food and water plus filtration techniques.


Learning outcomes: How to put together a shelter, light a fire and find food and water safely. 

Archery

Minimum length of session: 40 mins +

 

Description of session: A brief history of archery, introduction to the bow and arrow equipment and safe use, plus practice firing and games to improve technique and find the school’s Robin Hood!

 

Learning outcomes: Understand how to participate safely and learn a new skill.  Participants will experience a great sense of achievement.

First Aid

Minimum length of session: 60 mins +

 

Description of session: An overview of basic first aid, recovery position and CPR introduction. Session tailored to age of the group.


Learning outcomes: Participants will feel more confident to apply their new skills in an emergency situation - whether it’s calling an ambulance or using first aid including CPR.

Teambuilding Activities

Minimum length of session: 40 mins +

 

Description of session: A combination of fun, interactive games and activities. 

 

Learning outcomes: Promotes communication, problem solving, leadership and active listening skills while building confidence and self esteem.

Orienteering (Emoji Trail)

Minimum length of session: 40 mins +

 

Description of session: A series of introductory map reading challenges presented as a treasure hunt with a twist!


Learning outcomes: Promotes basic map reading and designing skills and abilities, communication, leadership and problem solving.

Dartmoor Explore

Minimum length of session: ½ Day 

 

Description of session: Schools can meet Carl and his team at a base on Dartmoor for a variety of activities including: archery, river walk, wild den building and other survival skills.

 

Learning outcomes: Depending on the activities chosen but could include a variety of new skills plus problem solving, communication and much more!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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The instructors had amazing rapport with the children and encouraged the values that we want to build in our children of determination, perseverance and collaboration. I look forward to their next event!

Headteacher, Egloskerry School
Sample itinerary

09:15 – 09:45 - Den Building

09:45 – 10:30 - Archery

10:30 – 11:15 - Fire Starter

11:15 – 12:00 - Mindful school led session

 

12:00 – 12:45 - Lunch

12:45 – 13:30 - Emoji Trail Orienteering

13:30 – 14:15 - School led session

14:15 – 15:15 - Pancakes

Recent Clients include:

As a 'Cornwall Council Approved Provider of Education', Carl has delivered outdoor education enrichment days and first aid training, for staff and pupils, at Cornish schools including: Launceston College, Egloskerry and Altarnun Primary Schools, as well as Devon and Somerset schools including Halwill and Clawton Primary Schools and Kings College Taunton.

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Activity Instruction & Qualification Assessor Service

As an Archery GB, British Canoe and Paddlesport Coach, Carl can also provide instruction in archery, canoeing, paddlesports and first aid, and regularly supports national Outdoor Education operators to deliver their activity programmes.

He is also qualified to supervise and assess Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE) at all levels including Gold.

For more information on instruction and assessments, please get in touch.

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