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Mike

Mike

PGCE, MOst
Founder Facilitator

Mike brings a distinctive blend of warmth and empathy, along with a pedagogical approach inspired by home education, and practical skills to his teaching. His love for the outdoors shines through not only in his woodsman and bushcraft expertise but also in his deep passion for geology, applied science, and ancient technologies. As a father of three young boys, Mike infuses his work with music, movement, humour, and genuine care when interacting with both children and adults, creating a culture of laughter, camaraderie, and open communication.

Nadya

Nadya

Facilitator

Nadya works with both children and adults, both within and outside the mainstream school system, and she brings a serene energy to her activities. As someone educated in the Steiner philosophy, she comprehends the significance of forging a profound connection with nature and discovers tranquillity in outdoor environments. With her musical, creative, and extensive experience, you can be assured that Nadya will empower you to embrace and rekindle your innate bond with nature.

Jordan

Jordan

Facilitator

Jordan is a storytelling genius, skilfully immersing participants in intricate imaginary realms where challenges unfold, and valuable lessons are discovered. His remarkable capacity to engage children in conversations about Minecraft or Dungeons & Dragons, all while serving as a role model and mentor, is truly captivating. Jordan excels in crafting exciting group games and radiates a deep enthusiasm for learning alongside the participants.

Bea

Bea

Therapy Dog

Bea has been an integral part of our journey since its inception, contributing significantly to the process of helping numerous participants conquer their fear of dogs. Her presence is characterised by a perfect blend of gentleness and boundless energy. What’s truly remarkable is her innate ability to connect with people on a deep level, often transcending the need for verbal communication. It’s no surprise that Bea eagerly anticipates Out to Learn sessions each week, as they hold a special place in her heart, just as she does in ours. Her unwavering enthusiasm and intuitive understanding make her a cherished and indispensable member of our team.

Alice

Alice

Facilitator

Alice, a photographic journalist overflowing with creativity and a strong presence, demonstrates a profound appreciation for nature and a genuine concern for others in her work. Her reassuringly calm and grounded demeanour equips her with an incredible ability to establish profound connections with quieter or more reserved participants. With a background in home education and extensive experience in working with children of diverse needs, she brings an intuitive and dedicated approach to support the group’s participants on their journey.

Gwendoline

Gwendoline

Facilitator

Gwendoline, with her expertise in age-old practices such as foraging, cultivation, and natural remedies, enriches our project with a unique perspective on connecting with nature. Her innate sense of style and warm hospitality ensures that everyone is not only comfortable but also well-nourished and genuinely looked after. With her deep experience in holding safe spaces for emotional growth, she contributes to a nurturing and supportive environment.

Simplicity #Wales #nature #natureconnection ...

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Even working outside throughout the year I can sometimes forget the deep connection we have with nature. Settling deep into cold water brings clarity to the mind and body. What a beautiful day! #simplicity #geothe #wildswim #nature ...

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There is so much new life emerging in the polytunnel, which was bare a month ago. All planted and nurtured by the children. #gardeninginschool #polytunnel #send #autismawareness #adhdawareness #intervention #outdoorlearning #forestschool #bushcraft ...

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Our ancestors used marcasite (iron sulphide) to start fires. It isn`t easy to get a spark but when you hit it with a flint repeatedly you might be lucky. This one isn`t as sparkly as others I`ve found but still has the `wow` factor. #geology #marcasite #bushcraft #outdooreducation #forestschool ...

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Our ancestors used marcasite (iron sulphide) to start fires. It isnt easy to get a spark but when you hit it woth a flint repeatedly you might be lucky. This one isn`t as sparkly as others I`ve found but still has the `wow` factor. #geology #marcasite #bushcraft ...

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It`s been a while since I connected with nature in this way. How greatfull I am for the cold water, it invigorates and clears my head. #wildswim #wildswimming #natureconnection more please! 🙏 ...

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Harvesting #fatwood from a fallen pine limb. This is an absolutely goldmine, just need to break it apart to get to the middle! #forestschool #bushcraft @outdoorlearning #wellbeingatschool ...

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Natural firelighters made from fatwood. They burn hot and long with black smoke from the pine resin. I carry a stick of this with me wherever I go! #bushcraft #mindfulness #send #outdoorlearning ...

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Very excited to soon be hike-testing this @cribgogh Constrictor Jump! As an osteopath I`ve longed to find a bag which doesn`t hurt my back... think my search is over 🙂 #cribgogh #constrictorjump #backpack #hiking #adventure #kit #bushcraft ...

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Warming up the #classroom post-lunch. #outdoorclassroom #outdoorkids #putdoorlearning #wellbeingatschool ...

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Learning how a #siphon works by draining the school pond. #outdooreducation #childrenlovetheoutdoors #pupilwellbeing #appliedscience #immersivelearning ...

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Some schools keep the kids inside out of the rain... not this one! #sustainability #sustainabilityatschool #outdoorlearning #bushcraft ...

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Signs of new life in the polytunnel after half term! #nature #outdoorkids #selfsustainable #growfood #schools ...

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Can you name the elements? We find so many things in nature and it gets really interesting when we apply a scientific lens to understand how they were formed and which elements they`re made. #curiouskid #outdoorlearning #outdooreducation ##appliedscience #forestschool ...

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Songs and seeds... that`s what we can do in the rain and wind! #kidsinnature #outdooreducation #schools #wellbeinginschools ...

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Nature decorating and beautifying all stages of the life cycle. #skull #naturefinds #animalbones #outdoorlearning #forestschool #outdooreducation #lifecycle ...

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#microscopy #birdwatching #bushcraft and lots of fun! Perfect recipe for a day in the outdoors. #science #appliedscience #educatingoutdoors ...

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Attending Level 3 #safeguarding course today as the designated safeguarding lead. All of our team are #firstaidtrained and #safeguardingtrained ...

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