Education and Training

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 16 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!.

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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 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 in Hedge laying.

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