About Bear & Lapor

Bear & Lapor is based in West Yorkshire and delivers mainly across the M62 corridor.

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 12 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

Spring Courses

All current planned courses have been cancelled. As soon as the situation changes, we will look at rescheduling these in and letting our customers know the new details.

Setting Up Your Forest School CPD
- Date TBA
- Advice and support in setting up a successful forest school programme
- Wonder Full Early Years Training Hub, Bradford

Keeping warm, Keeping Dry
- Date - TBA
- Shelter building and campfire lighting
- Great Yorkshire Showground with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society