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 17 years has developed into using the outdoors as the main delivery environment in which to work.

Delivering staff training & development through courses:

  • Outdoor Learning & Play
  • Outdoor Maths
  • Den & Shelter Building
  • 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

Upcoming events

Future Courses
- See YAS website for outdoor courses.

Blackhills Orienteering Course
- Find out about the new course and equipment available to hire at Blackhills Scout Campsite