Educational Resources and Downloads for Schools


"The learning experience for every child was fantastic and the intended learning outcomes and more were achieved!"

-Camp Feedback


This page looks in more detail at the Key Learning Outcomes for our core activities, contains information about the linked learning that can be taken from our activities and applied to the curriculum and has downloads for many of the resources we use to support our amazing programmes. 

The Outdoors People are very passionate about linking our programmes into the curriculum and helping as many schools as possible see an amazing impact on students after our camps. If you have some great ideas or resources that you would be happy for us to share here for other schools to make use of then please let us know.

We also adapt our programmes and activities to your needs, so if there's something specific you would us to talk about so that you can refer to it in class then please let us know when you complete your schools Camp Creation form or contact us.

This part of the website is currently being expanded, so check back for more updates soon!



We put a lot of work into making the resources we use for our camps and upload them here for the schools we work with to use in any way they like.

However, we are also very happy for other schools, charities and even commercial organisations to make use of our resources. We just ask that you leave them unmodified, give credit to The Outdoors People and provide links back to our website on your website.

-Many thanks, The Outdoors People.


We are pledged to provide Brilliant Residential's. This campaign make a range of free resources available to schools and providers. Click here for more information.

The Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission have created some great lesson plans with strong links to the national curriculum to be used in the forest and outdoors. Find our more here.



We work hard to link all of our educational and exciting activities to the National Curriculum. To see how our camps work with the Key Stage 2 Curriculum, click here, or download the document by clicking here.



Click here to download The Outdoors People Campfire Song and Story Book

Click here to download our Fire Triangle

Click here to download our Survival Triangle

Click here to download our Communication Triangle

Click here to download Kolb's Plan-Do-Review Learning Cycle

Click here to download our Improvised Shelters booklet


  • Helpful

  • Involved

  • Good Listening

  • Happy

  • Fun

  • Ideas

  • Valuable

  • Encouraging

  • Singing

The High Fives can be downloaded here.


  1. No stepping on the tent.

  2. No shoes in the tent, no socks out of the tent.

  3. Open all 3 zips to get in and out.

  4. No running near camp.


  • No swinging on the poles.

  • Always close the doors when you leave the tent.

  • No food or drink in the tent.


During a water purification session, the children will build a water filter to clean extremely muddy water and then boil it to make it safe to drink. They will advance a number of social and personal development outcomes and also learn about:

The three things that can make water unsafe to drink and how to remove them:

  1. Solid materials that could hurt you, like soil or twigs, can be removed by passing them through the layers of a filter, in this case, gravel, sand and kitchen roll.

  2. Bacteria and other living things can be killed by boiling the water for two minutes.

  3. Harmful chemicals can be removed by filtering the water through charcoal. They will learn that charcoal is made out of carbon and learn that carbon is a very "grabby" material. They also learn about carbon as part of the fire triangle in "Bug-Buns and Blazes!" and "Friction Firelighting."


Areas of learning that could be expanded upon in a classroom environment might include:

  • The water cycle

  • Microorganisms

  • Water supplies in developing economies (hand-to-mouth existence, lack of resources, lack of formal education) and discussion about how the Survival Triangle might be viewed differently post industrial economies.

  • Review the Fire Triangle

  • More about carbon and how it's a building block of life

  • Other methods of purifying water

Bug-Buns and Blazes!

During a Bug-Buns and Blazes session, the children will take part in a number of personal challenges and:

Learn about the fire triangle of

  1. Fuel (carbon)

  2. Air (oxygen)

  3. Heat

Take part in the bush-tucker challenge and learn about:

  • The varied cultures that eat insects regularly

  • Global food security and the role that insects might play in that

Learn basic and exciting cooking skills, including our super simple pancake recipe:

  • 1 scoop of flour

  • 1 scoop of milk powder

  • 1 scoop of water

  • 1 egg

Our scoops are around 140ml... or about the same as the little glass pots that "Gu" puddings come in! We're not affiliated with Gu, we just like chocolate!


Areas of learning that could be expanded upon in a classroom environment might include:

  • Learning more about the fire triangle

  • Learning more about carbon

  • Global food security

  • Population growth

  • Nutrition

  • Other cultures

  • Other simple cooking recipes, maybe even involving similar ingredients but combined differently

  • Eating Gu chocolate pots (probably teachers only!)

Bronze Age - Pendants and Pump Drills

During this session, students learn the principles of navigation and run around a lot!


  • What is north?

  • How to find north using the sun, the stars, plants, and other methods

  • What is a compass?

    • Work together to build a functional magnetic compass

  • What is a map?

    • Learn the basics of map reading

Key stage 2 - this is a more academic activity than many of our sessions and is not suited to all groups