Who are we?

We were the first educational service in the UK (established back in 2016), to offer a growing library of over 1,000 high quality resources, bringing together: Outdoor Learning; Forest School; Coastal School; Bushcraft; Environmental Education; Field Studies; and Outdoor Skills, all linked to the curriculum. We also offer two unique and exclusive 10 year curricula for Outdoor Learning: Our comprehensive Pioneer Scheme © and our flexible Core Values Scheme ©.

Our resources can be adapted for all ages, abilities, outdoor locations, and can be used worldwide.

We are a husband and wife who are passionate about high quality education, the outdoors and the environment. We strive to run a professional, friendly and value-for-money Outdoor Learning family business.

Alex writes all of the educational content herself. She draws upon her vast educational and outdoor qualifications, experience and knowledge to bring you exceptional and innovative resources. Alex has over 20 years experience as a qualified teacher and so understands what schools really want and need, and how it can logistically work across a variety of educational settings and age ranges. She also has over 10 years experience in a variety of outdoor qualifications and roles, giving the expertise and fine details, which show in our resources.

All of our resources aim to develop our ‘5 Core Values’ which are at the heart of all we do and write. (Read more about our values here).

We have put in endless hours of hard work so that you can spend more time observing the benefits to your pupils and children.

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I’m Alex, I write the membership content of this website and am constantly adding to my repertoire of educational and outdoor qualifications to enable Outdoor Learning Made Easy to bring you the best and latest innovations across all aspects of outdoor learning. As well as writing the membership resources and online workshops, I can also offer you guidance and training on one of our certified courses. In addition, I regularly write blogs to help you to keep up-to-date with the latest development in Outdoor Learning across the globe.

I have always had a passion for both the outdoors and education and it is my dream to be able to share my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with others to enable them to enjoy the benefits too. In my vast experience, I have seen the huge benefits that high quality outdoor learning can bring.

I have intertwined  5 Core Values into the heart of our ethos and all of our resources and also written a comprehensive 10 year scheme of work called Pioneer Scheme ©  which encompasses 8 areas of outdoor learning into topics and subjects. 

I hope you enjoy using these resources in the outdoors as much as I do. Please get in touch if you require any further guidance or assistance in outdoor learning, and I hope to see you subscribe or on one of our courses soon!”

Expertise in Outdoor Learning and Education.

  • Studied Geography and Environmental Science at University.
  • Fully qualified teacher (QTS) with over 20 years of experience from nursery to secondary school age in state, independent and international educational sectors.
  • Fully qualified Level 4 Forest School and Outdoor Learning Trainer and Leader. Coastal/ Beach School Leader. Bushcraft Competency Certificate. Fully qualified Mountain Leader. BTEC Level 3 Expedition Management. Wilderness 1st aid trained. Mental Health 1st aid trained. Open water rescue certified. Food Safety Level 2 certificate. Jungle Skills & High Altitude Trained. Fully insured.
  • Set up from scratch and implemented a highly successful outdoor learning and forest school department at a leading preparatory school in England; graded the top accolade ‘Excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and also featured in the latest Good Schools Guide. (Still leading sessions there!)
  • Set up from scratch a highly successful Private Nursery School.
  • International Expedition Leader with experience of leading numerous international expeditions for secondary school students during school summer holidays. Locations include Costa Rica, Nepal, Zambia, Thailand, Peru and Borneo.
  • World-wide conservation volunteering experience, including: tropical rainforest regeneration in the Amazon Rainforest; wildlife conservation on the Galapagos Islands; lemur habitat conservation in Madagascar; and teaching in orphanages in Uganda and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Alex is approved to deliver accredited training courses through Cambium Sustainable and Agored Cymru. Our accredited Forest School and Outdoor Learning courses are approved by the Institute of Outdoor Learning.


I’m Thom and I work hard behind the scenes to ensure that all aspects of Outdoor Learning are made easy through our website. We are a family business that puts our customers first. I have always had a strong connection with the outdoors through my explorations around the globe, including mountaineering in the UK and parts of Europe.

We have created a vast, easy-to-navigate website of resources which give users the confidence and ability to take learning outdoors, with low time, cost and effort. Our wealth of experience and knowledge as outdoor experts in a variety of fields, have allowed us to provide a huge library of Outdoor Learning resources to suit all of your needs. Our resources cover all curriculum objectives and subjects in a cross curricular and creative approach for all ages and abilities.  Subscribe today and see the benefits.

Outdoor Learning Made Easy is easy to use, easy to implement and also offers you the chance to expand your knowledge as an outdoor practitioner.

I believe that educating and facilitating others about the enjoyment and importance of the outdoors is a vital factor for future generations to help our environment. I look forward to working with you and hearing from you soon.”

How we can help you

  1. I am a highly experienced business professional and have the experience of establishing strong customer relationships built through providing reputable services, communication and product support.
  2. Our mission is focused on keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments in outdoor learning and education through regularly updated and highly engaging cross-curricular outdoor activities, in addition to exciting courses linked to the curriculum.
  3. We create innovative outdoor resources at a highly competitive subscription charge allowing instant access 24/7 365 days a year.
  4. We do the hard work so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors.