Education After completing my teacher training in secondary science, I became disenchanted with teaching in the classroom environment.
I have worked in the outdoor education sector for 19 years through environmental education sustainability, conservation and experimental archeology. I am keen for children to get out more and experience the wonderful world around them. Children are told it’s dirty or that activities are too dangerous. Outdoor educations provides a supported environment in which to explore and take controlled risks whilst learning more about the world around them, this will inevitably mean kids getting a little muddy which is fine!.
Classroom learning doesn’t suit all children, a hands on approach helps them shine.
In recent years the forest schools approach to outdoor education has become very popular. In 2014 I qualified as a level 3 forest schools practitioner and am massively enthused by this child led and centred, play based approach to learning.
I am available to deliver all sorts of bespoke sessions.
- Birthday parties
- Rural crafts / tool use tuition.
- Ancient history show and tell, Stone age, Bronze age, Iron age, Viking.
- Guided ancient walks
- Wildlife walks and foraging walks
- Custom education sessions at a location of your choosing.
- School grounds structures including roundhouses, engaging children in the process.
- Alternative building techniques.
I have recently completed a term of forest school based activities, with the theme of survival skills with early years and years 1-4 at Clayesmore school. I also work ocassionally at Elves and Fairies forest school in Edmondsham.
Training I am available to book for training sessions in Roundhouse construction, hedge laying, green wood working, coppice management, camp craft and basic bushcraft.
I have worked at Kingston Maurward college Equilibrium in Sturminster Newton Lecturing in Conservation and have delivered several training courses with the RSPB and Wildlife trust in Hedge laying.