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We created Ignite Unlocking Potential  with a really simple purpose…

“To inspire and unlock the potential of every child “

We provide opportunities for children and adults to experience learning in the outdoors to increase awareness of and connection with nature to foster multi-sensory, engaging and fun learning experiences…which are proven to develop physical, cognitive and social competences as well as positively impacting on the wellbeing, resilience, creativity and emotional intelligence of our clients.

Started by Darren Lewis, a qualified teacher and former Local Education Authority/Consortium Adviser, we trade as a social benefit business with our programmes of work to foster a greater connection to nature meeting strict social, financial and environmental objectives.

During many successful and demanding years of self-development, listening to customers and building an expertise in Nature Pedagogy, we have realised that to achieve our purpose of ” Unlocking the potential of every child” we must provide a variety of opportunities  to learn in the outdoors both locally and Internationally.


How do we do this?

Ignite Unlocking Potential adopt proven pedagogical approaches to provide children and young people with stimulating, fun and engaging learning environments. Our approach centres on experiential learning approaches that are interest-led to encourage the development of independence and self esteem and which foster positive connections and relationships between children and young people and their surroundings.

We believe in people experiencing their education in the best classroom available to us…nature!

Why we think we are good at this?


With 10 years of experience and expertise, it is our commitment to our vision and developing excellence in all aspects of our practice that has seen Ignite Unlocking Potential become a leading provider of outdoor learning and training. We are privileged to have trained over a 3000 teachers and learning practitioners across Wales, UK and Internationally and whilst we have the knowledge and expertise, your needs are the most important to us.

We are affiliated to international education specialists throughout Scandinavia, Japan and the UK who have pioneered proven outdoor learning pedagogies including Forest Schools and Swedish Outdoor Learning. Through our affiliation with our international partners, Ignite Unlocking Potential are at the forefront of promoting the value of learning in the outdoors as a means of providing a holisticinterest-led and child centred curriculum. We have visited practices in Scotland, England, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Latvia Japan and the USA since 2011 to ensure we are at in the vanguard of international modern day practice.

Our programmes encourage participation in outdoor, play focused learning  and adventure activities that are aligned to the National Curriculum of your country.

We see our work as a privilege not a job; so our network of Outdoor Learning Trainers and Tutors not only come with teaching and outdoor learning qualifications, they come equipped with a passion to ensure that every child, adult or organisation we engage with gets the very best levels of engagement, service, expertise and outcomes.