The Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust team
Martha is one of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s Education Officers. She is Project Co-ordinator and is a qualified Forest School Leader. Martha has been working in Environmental Education for 13 years, and has been running Forest School sessions since 2011. She is particularly keen on beetles, toads and making things from natural materials.
Sarah is a fully qualified teacher and forest school practitioner. Since 2009 she has been working freelance delivering forest school sessions to primary schools in Leicestershire. She has also led family activity sessions at local parks. She is particularly interested in birds, story telling and getting muddy.
Sophie van den Bergh
Sophie has spent the last 20 years working with children as a child protection lawyer, teacher and now with the Wild Forest School project. Currently, Sophie is working on developing a Teachers' Pack for Leicester schools, to help teachers deliver outdoor learning. She has a personal passion for the outdoors and strongly believes that the best classroom and the widest cupboard is roofed only by the sky! In 2017 she will become a qualified Forest School Leader.
Corinne is a qualified teacher and has taught in Primary schools around Leicestershire for 20 years, mainly in Early Years. In 2013 she became a Forest School practitioner, delivering sessions to schools in the Melton area. Corinne loves birds, books and art and believes that the best place to be is outside exploring in the woods.
Rachel is one of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s Education Officers. She is a qualified Forest School Leader. Rachel has been working in Environmental Education for over 10 years. She has worked in primary and secondary schools for 3.5 years and qualified as PGCE Secondary Geography. Rachel really enjoys seeing children’s awe and wonder of nature and wildlife and achieving things they didn’t think they could.
Grow Wild gardeners
Our team of Grow Wild gardeners will be working with schools to create wildlife and children friendly spaces in their grounds.