Out to the Woods Director
Every season in the woods has its own beauty, and every day in the woods is different. That’s why Forest School is never boring!
- I love coming up with new ways for people of all ages to find their place in our special woodland.
- Young or old, feeling fine or in need of a break in nature, time outside in Forest School can have a positive impact on us all.
- Being in the forest has a positive impact on mental health, the elderly, those with dementia and people who feel lonely.
- Cooking in the woods is a truly special experience. The process is therapeutic, the atmosphere is calming – and most importantly the wholesome, Indian food is delicious!
My journey to the woods
I am a qualified teacher and Forest School Leader. More than that, I have seen the positive impact of nature on a wide range of people, including the very young and the elderly, those with dementia, people who are lonely or suffering from stress. It also benefits anyone who just wants to feel a ‘forest connection’ that is beyond our everyday lives.
- Enhanced DBS
- Qualified Teacher Status – PGCE 7-11
- Child Protection and Safeguarding 2020
- Wilderness Outdoor First Aid Venturer Medicine
- Outdoor Food Safety (Blake Training Ltd)
- Mental Health First Aid 2021
- Prevent Training (2019)
- GDPR Training (2019)
- Approved Practitioner with The Therapeutic Forest
- Certificate in Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing for Outdoor Leaders (The Therapeutic Forest School CIC)
- Woodcraft for Wellbeing Licence (The Therapeutic Forest School CIC)