Arun

Rural Business Award Regional Finalist in Two Categories

Winner – “Best Rural Professional Services Business”

Runner Up – “Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business”

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After School Clubs – Arun

The great out-tours bring the wonders of the countryside to the doorstep of primary school children. Via an exciting & curriculum supporting ‘four seasons’ outdoor learning programme, we deliver after school clubs & in-school workshops.

We pride ourselves in creating unforgettable practical experiences of nature in action using the school grounds/surrounds as the teaching ‘stage’. We work closely with the school staff to satisfy key curriculum learning objectives in the subject areas of: science, geography, art & design, music & design & technology. If your school has a Great Out-tours club running, here is a taster of what your children will take part in…

  • Living animal dynamics, including handling/bottle feeding lambs & chicks in spring.
  • Wild produce culinary activities including making Elderflower cordial, Crab Apple jelly, jams & chutneys & crushing/pressing fruits in summer for the freshest juice.
  • Carrying out a variety of countryside surveying methods on nature (with the aid of long duration cameras to bring alive the wildlife whilst school sleeps)!
  • Rural crafts making animal/plant structures/sculptures as well as bird, bat & insect nest boxes, homes & hotels!
  • Exciting individual & team-work based activities to develop self esteem, confidence, independence & practical skills. … plus many other illuminating & fun activities!

Area Manager : Samantha Cross
Email: sam@thegreatout-tours.com
Phone: 07475 770949

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Goord morning everyone. We are delighted to say that the goats are coming to visit our schools from next week. If you know of another child in our schools that would like to join for this session please let their parents/carers know to simply text me GG or StM, or EM, or Epis and I will call them back to take thier booking. Thank you 07475 770949 ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 2 months ago

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18.10.19 - HOORAH! At The Rural Business Awards ‘Finalists ceremony’, we won ‘Best Rural Professional Services Business’ and were runners up in the ‘Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business’ category.

Just in case you don’t know our team who attended, they were (on main post picture, left to right) Samantha Cross - The Great Out-tours Arun (our inaugural / longest standing franchise owner & franchise training officer), John Brooksbank - The Great Out-tours Founder, Julie Brooksbank The Great Out-tours Company Secretary, Trish Bowdler - The Great Out-tours Wealden Senior after school club instructor & Hayley Randoll, The Great Out-tours book keeper, Senior after school club instructor & franchise training officer.
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18.10.19 - HOORAH! At The Rural Business Awards ‘Finalists ceremony’, we won ‘Best Rural Professional Services Business’ and were runners up in the ‘Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business’ category.

Just in case you don’t know our team who attended, they were (on main post picture, left to right) Samantha Cross - The Great Out-tours Arun (our inaugural / longest standing franchise owner & franchise training officer), John Brooksbank - The Great Out-tours Founder, Julie Brooksbank The Great Out-tours Company Secretary, Trish Bowdler - The Great Out-tours Wealden Senior after school club instructor & Hayley Randoll, The Great Out-tours book keeper, Senior after school club instructor & franchise training officer.

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18.10.19 - Unto the alter we went?! Beneath the awe inspiring Canterbury Cathedral, Kent having just received our two Rural Business Awards. We won ‘Best Rural Professional Services Business’ and were runners up in the ‘Best Rural Recreational or Outdoor Pursuits Business’ category. A w'holy' successful outing from our normal great out-doors green endeavours!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice one! Well done Sam - the programme is great, the children love you and you truly make a difference. O is always telling me things he has learnt from you! X congratulations to the whole team - especially the lambs!!!

Congratulations!!! Xxx

Posted 3 months ago

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We just can't wait for the clubs to start next week. If you have not confirmed your place there is still time to do so. I have spoken to Farmer John and he is busy getting the Pygmy goats ready to come over to us in West Sussex. It's going to be such a fabulous term of activities including apple pressing which is one of my personal favorites. Just message us if you would like your child to join us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rebecca Louise leave this with us and we will make some inquiries for you- let's see what we can do. I will message you.

Any chance of clubs at the Vale? 😍

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27.08.19 - Farmer John (AKA John Brooksbank) takes in armfuls of GREAT OUT-TOURS crafting 'treasure' to his BBC SUSSEX radio interview!! ... See MoreSee Less

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27.08.19 **HOT OFF THE PRESS**

We could not have achieved this accolade without your children & our very dear care supported friends!?

Following the thrilling news that The Great Out-tours have been nominated by the prestigious 'Rural Business Awards', as finalists in two award categories, BBC Sussex have invited Farmer John for an interview this afternoon (27.08.19) from 1430 onward. If you might be interested in having a listen, tune in to 104.5, 104.8 or 95.0-95.3FM.27.08.19
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Fantastic! What a great interview. If only the listeners could see, hold all the fab stuff “the great out-tourists” do. My favourites being the leaf crowns, the nature colour wheels and the clay tree faces. Seeing those kids so happy always cheers me up! X

Very proud ma. Well done John xxx❤️❤️

Posted 4 months ago

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26.07.19 - Quacking good duckling art wins the day! WELL DONE TO THIS VERY TALENTED YOUNG LADY.

Our Key Stage 1 dot-to-dot colouring challenge that accompanied The Great Out-tours 'duckling to school' club sessions, brought so much pleasure to many children across our club network.

We had lots & lots of amazingly colourful duck creations using the duckling dot-to-dot outline, but one child from St. Margaret's CEPS - Angmering (Arun region), took art to a WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL. Just BILLIANT!!!!!

This child was so transfixed by her meeting/petting/learning about our wild Mallard ducklings, she took home her dot-to-dot challenge and according to mum, worked on it for hours. We can all see that. Hoorah for her!!

Music to our ears and truly representative of what The Great Out-tours stand for.

Sam and Farmer John are SO VERY IMPRESSED with her creative skill and dedication to complete this masterpiece & for this she wins a Great Out-tours T-shirt!!

THOROUGHLY DESERVED, I THINK YOU WILL ALL AGREE! Do post any comments you feel merit this talented achievement!
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Posted 6 months ago

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We are all so excited here at the Great Out-tours. This week our clubs start again at English Martyrs, St Margaret's and Georgian Gardens. We are also delighted that our East Preston Infant / Junior School club starts up again on the 12th of June. If you have booked with the Great Out -tours before you can simply book your child with us if you have not done so already or you can email us. See you there!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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