After teaching Art in a vibrant secondary school in London for four years, I retrained as Forest School teacher and taught the primary curriculum outdoors in West Ham Park, leading a project called Wild Schools whilst designing and planting two new Forest School sites. I currently teach in a SEND school in Oxford where I lead on outdoor education.
I am increasingly interested on the impacts of the natural environment on children’s play and behaviour. With a lifelong background in gardening and horticulture, I focus on the design of Forest School areas and structures, woodland planting schemes and creating biodiverse plant assemblages which draw inspiration from nature. I am also a greenwood worker, allowing me to enhance these spaces with the addition of woven hurdles, dead hedging and laid hedges.