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Tel. +44 (0) 7962 446 886


Step-Out Outdoor Learning, Training and Therapy C.I.C trading as Step-Out, Company Registration No 07868880

Registered Office:

56 Royds Road

Willesborough, Ashford,

Kent, TN24 0DR                            Website Terms & Conditions | Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy

a community interest company working out of East Kent and Wyre Forest, Worcestershire

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Welcome to Step-Out, a Community Interest Company and the home of outdoor learning and experiences.  For over 16 years Sarah Robertshaw, APIOL has been working with children and adults in the outdoors using the natural environment as a tool to inspire people. Coming initially from a youthwork and counselling background Sarah turned her skills to development training, teambuilding and then bushcraft and Forest School. Now, as an OCNWM recognised Training Centre, Sarah and her top team deliver Forest School Practitioner Qualifications and Challenging Behaviour Awards to adult participants and a range of accredited vocational certificates to students.  Acknowledged by the John Muir Trust as a provider of the JMA, join the Step-Out team for forest school, mountain biking,bushcraft experiences and training, person centred counselling, outdoor therapy and corporate days/courses in Kent and the Midlands - live life, step-out!

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learning & forest school


Using the forest and the natural environment as a stimulus for learning.


Our education programmes are carefully designed to fullfill aspects of the National Curriculum incl. Science, PE, Geography and PSHE.


We offer forest school sessions raising self-esteem and developing social skills (for ages 5yrs to adult), bushcraft programmes with an accredited learning option and

Alternative Curriculum Programmes for secondary and primary students.

practitioner training


Forest School Training levels 1, 2 and 3.  CPD Courses - twilight sessions to weekend courses designed to fit round you.  OCN accredited course: 'Working with challenging behaviour in the outdoors' and full-on accredited MTB & bushcraft courses.

More information HERE...

'In School' Design Technology


A unique classroom session developed by Step-Out using the brilliant SandwichBikes.  Specifically targeting KS4 GCSE D&T Resistant Materials classes, students will work in small groups building their own complete bike before testing their project out on the playground.

recreation programmes


Through the medium of bushcraft and mountain biking we offer a range of fun activity days and experiences including Birthday parties, family bushcraft days, adult mtb/

bushcraft, green woodworking, shelter building, children's survival, holiday clubs, Scouts & Guides and much more!

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health & wellbeing


The woodland provides a perfect natural environment in which to explore issues and find answers.  We offer a variety of programmes from one to one counselling sessions with a qualified counsellor through to more informal time-out for individuals or groups.

corporate days & training


Problems in the office?  A range of programmes especially created to challenge and develop teams from the work environment.  These can be delivered as fun 'get-to-know-your-colleague-days' through to more rigorous and extended team survival courses.

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Sarah Robertshaw

Accredited Practitioner

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