Get Out More celebrate the Forest School Play Project in style!

28th June 2024

Six years go by fast when you are having fun! Last Wednesday the Get Out More team and Better Start Bradford gave the Forest School Play Project the fondest of farewells at our celebration event at Bowling Park, Bradford.

Stakeholders, trainees, parents and project workers alike came together to share success stories from our time working in BD3, BD4 and BD5. Children from Thornbury nursery came along to show us all that they love best about being outdoors and we premiered our celebratory video. You can see the video below, which was filmed during a day of all seasons with Thornbury Nursery and a cohort of Better Start Bradford Forest School trainees undertaking their level 1 qualification. It just goes to prove that outdoor play and learning can have an incredible impact, no matter what the weather throws at you!

We are massively proud of the everything that was accomplished during The Forest School Play Project, and want to say a huge thank you to every child, parent, trainee and nursery that has got involved in the last six years, it wouldn’t have happened without you! Over the course of the six years we worked with nearly 600 three-year-old children from 61 nurseries, and ran 541 free family play sessions in local parks, extending the opportunity for outdoor play beyond our forest school programmes.

You can watch the video below, either through our website or on YouTube. Read on for a quote from Get Out More’s Managing Director, Annie Berrington.



“It was wonderful to celebrate the Forest School Play Project with many of our partners and peers who have been involved in this 6 year programme.  We’re very proud of the achievements of this programme which has enabled hundreds of children and families from the Better Start Bradford area to discover the joys and benefits of spending time outdoors.  The stories of the difference the forest schools have made to the parents, staff and trainees really came across at the event, and made us all the more determined to carry on the work we do in Bradford now this programme has come to an end.” – Annie Berrington – Get Out More