Cambium Sustainable Services

Grounds Development

We work closely with grounds development company Rooted Structures to imagine and create inspiring school and nursery Outdoor Learning and Play spaces.

Using natural materials, locally sources timber and a lot of creative imagination, the aim of Rooted Structures is to engage children with their outdoor spaces in a real and meaningful way

Visit the website here

Forest School and Outdoor Learning Programmes

We work with Herefordshire based company Rooted Forest School to provide blocks of Forest School sessions or one-off events to Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Schools, Community Groups, Private Organisations, Charities and Individuals. Rooted Forest School also offers residential school visits, birthday parties, holiday clubs and a range of other services.

Check out the website for more information


Sam Goddard, who leads Cambium Sustainable from our base in Hay on Wye, is the author of In All Weathers.

50 exciting ideas to help you embrace the rich possibilities of learning outside, whatever the weather and space available.

 Activities include learning from nature, outdoor investigations, imaginative play, stories old and new, and seasonal celebrations. Order your copy direct from the publishers.

Beyond the UK:

Cambium is building links to Forest School and Outdoor Learning outside the UK.

Anney Thornton Wood, the founder of Cambium has spent time in China and in Finland, and Sam returned in September 2018 from his third period of training and conferences in China, visiting regions as far apart as Inner Mongolia, Zhejiang and Guangdong. We are now working on linking up with national and local organisations in several other countries including Turkey and Chile, helping to provide training materials and qualification frameworks.

If you are an international setting please contact us for more information.

Outdoor Learning Resources:

Cambium founder Anney Thornton Wood has a fantastic online shop for all your Outdoor Learning and Forest School tools and equipment. We use and recommend these products during our training courses.

Click here to go directly to the Outdoor Learning Resources website.

Please contact us for more information.

 Please note that Cambium Sustainable Ltd has no financial interest in Outdoor Learning Resources.

Supporting Learning Online:

Cambium Trainers and Learners have their own online support area, based on the widely used Moodle Learning Environment.

 In addition to providing resources and reinforcing practical learning, trainers can create their own areas to support groups of students,

including interactive constructive learning features and digital assignment uploads.

Please contact us or use the Member Login page for more information.

Consultancy and Planning:

Both Cambium itself, and many members of the Cambium Network, offer a full consultancy service to organisations who have already started or are planning to start Forest School or Outdoor Learning. This can include:

  • Help with paperwork

  • Risk Assessments

  • Identifying sites

  • Practical considerations

  • Inspirational ideas

  • Linking to curriculum areas