"Outstanding and Inspirational"



Based in the North West of England, OENW provides high quality Outdoor Activities and Technical Advisory services to schools, colleges and other organisations.

We will support you in helping your students realise their full potential by delivering outdoor activities and training that complement and enhance the curriculum. 

Formed from a partnership of experienced PE teachers and Outdoor Education instructors, we believe that our greatest strength is our extensive background in schools combined with years of experience within Local Authority outdoor education. We are especially aware of the issues you might face when organising educational visits for your young people, and will work with you to make the whole process run as smoothly as possible, whilst of course getting the best possible results.


Graham Little brings over 15 years of teaching experience to the team.


After 10 years in secondary education, Graham took on the role of Head of Outdoor Learning at a primary school with 700 pupils.


Ofsted described Graham's delivery of outdoor education as "Outstanding and inspirational".


The Blackpool Challenge Partnership described his delivery of outdoor education as "the jewel in the crown of education provision".

After 5 years in this role, Graham left mainstream education to focus on building Outdoor Education North West.

Additional experience:

  • School EVC

  • NCPD Tutor for Physical Education

  • Course Director for the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel

  • Member of the Select Committee of the Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust (who manage NICAS/NIBAS climbing awards schemes).

Aled Butler has worked within Outdoor Education for the last 25 years.  He has worked extensively across most areas of the industry, including leading overseas expeditions, and as a civilian trainer with the military.


The vast majority of his work however has been within Local Authority, as an instructor in the early days, before  moving into senior management.

Aled spent 3 years as the Deputy Head of a large LEA outdoor centre, and another 3 years as the Head of Centre.  He has been part of the Local Authority Ed. Visits approval team, and has served on the Technical Advisor team for Climbing and Mountaineering for the LA.


He is currently the Technical Advisor for Climbing for several schools and academies across the North West.


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