Read More…A little introduction about myself, I have worked delivering outdoor education for over 25 years with experience facilitating and delivering high end outdoor practical learning. I am a qualified Primary Teacher with vast experience of working with vulnerable and SEND groups. I worked for many years in outdoor education and Crisis Intervention Care. To complement my outdoor skills, I am also a Nurture and Thrive Practitioner for both Primary and Adolescent assessment. More recently I taught for several years as an advisory teacher in a Pupil Referral Unit linking national curriculum and outdoor education helping to improve attainment before joining the team at Trewern.
Read More…I have worked in outdoor education for over 17 years, and am Trewern’s field studies specialist. I have a passion for geography and ecology, and have a great deal of experience working with exam groups in particular. I started working for Trewern as a freelance field studies teacher, and since then I have worked hard to acquire the skills and qualifications to be able to lead all of the sessions that we offer safely, building on the experience of a lifetime in the outdoors. I love to combine my environmental and earth science knowledge with our outdoor activities and hope to foster passion and understanding in the young people we work with. I think that Trewern offers a great space for young people to develop and grow, and it’s important to give them that opportunity through supportive, positive experiences, with just the right amount of adventure.
During my time with the Scouts I started to gain qualifications in Caving, Climbing, Hill Walking, Mountain Biking and Paddling. From here I started to work part time at various outdoor centres transferring my skills to school and Duke of Edinburgh groups. I’ve been lucky enough to work and lead trips to Australia, North America and Europe! Each trip was a fantastic opportunity to increase my experience and now really enjoy working full time in the outdoors.
Read More…I began work in residential outdoor education over 25 years ago as a trainee instructor, going on to become a qualified teacher working in outdoor centres, schools and a university. Most recently I have been involved in school based outdoor education. This has involved the management of a Duke of Edinburgh programme for a senior school, and also the delivery of peripatetic lessons for primary schools, which included sessions in problem solving and orienteering. It has also been a great privilege over the last few years to be involved in international expeditions with groups in the Alps and greater mountain ranges.