“I was delighted with how well our day went last week and it has even left us all with some new skills. I have received some lovely feedback including:

  • ‘I felt a real sense of achievement’
  • ‘fantastic’
  • ‘I feel that I have really got to know everyone better and understand what everyone does’
  • ‘character traits really shone through’

The day engaged everyone thanks to you and Rob pitching it at just the right level and gives the team a really good basis on which to move forward.”

CL, Team Leader, Natural England

“Year 3 and 4 had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities they took part in.  It was really well organised and the children were occupied all day. I will absolutely be recommending Step-Out to other schools.”

Mrs H, St Martin’s C Of E Primary School, Folkstone

“We have learnt more about the children since their involvment in Forest School than we ever knew about them previously”

Birchen Coppice Middle School

“Having spent time in the forest, students return to school with additional strategies to deal with situations in school”

Baxter College

“This is not the end – just the beginning!”

Rob, Tree Tops Family Centre

“It is hard to put into words what you have done for us, especially for me.  I came to the forest feeling very scared and left feeling confident that I can actually achieve things, as well as being a mother.”

Jodie, Tree Tops Family Centre

“I hope you continue with this amazing work.  I know from my experience as a teacher that the pupils would not have experienced the learning at Forest School anywhere else.  The level of trust invested in them inspired their confidence.  The unconditional, positive regard you demonstrated all the time, the lovley smiles and genuine enthusiasm you both have and strongly project is wonderful and facilitates the change in these hard to reach pupils.”

Wolverley High School

“Sarah built up a lovely rapport with the girls.  It was refreshing to see them in a completely different environment and they all commented on how good it was to build their fire themselves and light it.  They thrived on the responsibility that Sarah gave them.  The tone and style of the session was ideal for the ages of the girls as Sarah ensured that they were actively engaged in the activity and she positively encouraged them throughout so that despite the rain we successfully managed to light the fires and cook on them.”

2nd Cleobury Mortimer Guides