I started my Forest School journey after many hours cuddled up with our young family over a winter beach fire, having spent the day foraging along the sea shore or looking for fossils in rock crevices. Everything felt better outdoors – the changes in light, the fresh mineral filled air, the taste of a snack cooked in the wild. I wanted to pass on these treasured moments and so I trained as a Forest School teacher.
“The world is very beautiful if you look at it. But most people don’t look very much.”
– David Hockney
I see my role as aiding young minds to open up to really see and understand the natural world all around us. My aim is to provide a nurturing environment, where freedom to play and respect for the nature go hand in hand, where every experience is beautiful and memories made last forever.
A love of exploring, trail walking, rural crafts, conservation, local history and landscape management back up my Forest School practice and as a trained creative, I’m never happier than when I’m making something outdoors!