Activities at Your Site

We have a selection of activities that can be delivered at your site. Perfect for enrichment days!

Depending upon the space available at your site; we can offer archery, problem solving, shelter building and fire lighting.

ARCHERY

For us to offer archery at your site we require an area at least 10m x 10m.  This could be on a field or play ground or in a school hall/sports hall.

‘Have-a-go’ archery for lots of participants

The participants would be introduced to the equipment and given some basic coaching to help them hit the target. It usually takes about six arrows to practice and pick up the very basic skill. With each person allowed to shoot 9 arrows the best three arrows would be taken as their score. This will usually take about 10 minutes and 1 instructor can work with up to 6 people shooting at three targets. So in 1 hour, 1 instructor could get through 36 participants. This would literally just allow people to have a go but this way we can get through a lot of people in a day.

Staff all reported positive feedback. Everyone delighted it has been such a success. All children enjoyed and achieved!

- Eccleston St. Mary's Primary School

Longer archery sessions

For a greater overall experience we would suggest the day is organised into sessions with a group attending each session. 1 hour sessions will allow the group to learn some basic technique and to really start hitting the target. We would also play some fun archery based games to enhance the experience and have a mini competition to present archery as the sport that it is. Alternatively, we can build in references to the curriculum.  We are happy to work with 12 participants on the range with 1 instructor at any one time.  4 times 1 hour sessions with 12 participants would mean 48 people get to take part through the day.

The children absolutely loved it. It was a fantastic experience that the children will remember.

- Wesham CE Primary School

PROBLEM SOLVING

We have problem solving resources that can be used indoors and outdoors.  Working in small teams (up to 10) there are a range of physical and cognitive tasks to explore team dynamics and the process of plan-do-review.  This session can also be presented as a fun competition between teams.

It is possible for Outdoor Elements to bring multiple instructors or utilise school staff to have more than one team working at once.

We have problem solving kit to purchase so that you can run sessions yourself.  See our Problem Solving Box.

Both instructors were extremely professional and well mannered. They engaged with children from all ages at an appropriate level and provided a really positive learning experience.

- Padiham St John’s Primary School

Contact us, to discuss your requirements.

SURVIVAL SKILLS / BUSHCRAFT

This session requires an outdoor space, ideally with some trees or woodland, but can also be presented in any open space.

Sessions may include; shelter building using natural or man-made materials, fire lighting and the triangle of combustion, plus sources of food and water and their importance for our survival. Learning can be related to our modern lives compared to people elsewhere in the world living more of a survival existence or to enhance an appreciation, understanding and connection to the natural world and what it provides for us.

This would be an instructor led session, with one instructor working with up to 10 participants per session.  A session would be a minimum of 40 minutes up to 90 minutes.

The instructors were brilliant. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt a lot about team work.

- Kirkham Grammar School

Additional Info

  • Outdoor Elements is a registered centre at LCC (EV231)
  • All instructors are fully trained/qualified in the activity, have been DBS cleared and are first-aid trained
  • Outdoor Elements staff will provide all activity, safety and emergency equipment
  • 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 (L12796/R1490) as licensed to provide specified activities under the following headings: climbing, trekking, and water sports

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