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Start of a new academic year
We hope everyone has had a great summer holiday, here at Thornbridge Outdoors we have hit the ground running this academic year.  Already we have trained 42 school staff in first aid, run an INSET day for 3 different schools totalling around 200 school staff and had our first school residential of the year arrive
John Muir Award in Schools – One Day Course
This one-day (09.30-15.30) introductory course is for teachers, head teachers, classroom assistants, pupil support and youth workers, community learning staff, and all who support outdoor learning. It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a schools/education/curriculum context. The John Muir Award is suitable from upper primary level
Bespoke CPD for School Staff
We ran a few very successful OEAP Outdoor Learning Cards courses this March for Sheffield School staff. Look at how enthusiastic they look- ready for the orienteering and den building section of our 3rd course. Get in touch if you are interested in getting these fantastic resources in to your school to encourage learning outside the classroom

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You can now take your MTB assessment at Thornbridge Outdoors
We’re pleased to announce that, for the first time, during 2020 you’ll now be able to take your assessment for the British Cycling Mountain Biking (MTB) Level 2 Leader Award here at Thornbridge Outdoors. We have in past years run the training only, but we’re now happy to be able to offer both. The training
One month until students visit for their First Night Away
In response to interest from schools during 2019, we recently launched ‘First Night Away 2020’ – an all inclusive 1 night residential visit for pupils in Y2, Y3 and Y4 who have never been on a residential visit. We look forward to enabling younger pupils to experience an outdoor learning residential as part of building
Fall in love with the Peak District this Valentine’s Day
Why not escape to the Peak District on the 14th February for a cosy weekend away? Our snug countryside cottage, 2 The Woodlands, is available to book for a Friday-Sunday stay over the Valentine’s Day weekend and makes a fantastic base for exploring the local area. The grandeur of Chatsworth House, the caverns at Castleton
Subsidised Hill and Moorland Leader Training Course
The Alpkit Foundation are offering 6 people the chance to undertake the Mountain Training Hill and Moorland leader training course at a hugely subsidised rate.  This is an intensive skills course and typically would be well over £200 per person, but with a bursary from the Alpkit Foundation they can offer places for £100.  So
#WinterResidentials
Here at Thornbridge Outdoors we firmly believe that visits can be highly successful whatever the time of year – with each season giving many opportunities for valuable life skills to be learnt – which is why the centre operates throughout the year. Over the last few weeks hundreds of visiting pupils have been having a

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