About Bear & Lapor

Bear & Lapor is based in West Yorkshire.

Lead Practitioner is Phil Lowde, an Outdoor Creative Practitioner, Forest School Leader and Early Years Specialist, founding member of the Forest School Association and the Bradford Forest School Network.

Phil has worked in learning & development for many years and over the past 15 years has developed into using the outdoors as the main delivery environment in which to work.

Working with children and young people across all age groups on:

  • Team Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication, speaking & listening
  • Application of skills
  • Focus on specific subjects; Maths, Literacy, Science, etc.

In addition delivering staff training & development through courses:

  • Outdoor Learning & Play
  • Outdoor Maths
  • Den & Shelter Building
  • Outdoor Literacy
  • Team Building
  • Orienteering & Navigation
  • Outdoor Art


  • Advising schools on developing and using their school grounds in creative ways to support the delivery of the curriculum
  • Delivering Forest School sessions

Upcoming events

Future Courses

Outdoor Art
- Ideas and Approaches in delivering Art in the Great Outdoors

Skills Development
- Knotting & Cordage, plus Knifes and Tent Peg Making
- 9th Bradford North Scouts
- 8 January