Qualified teacher, L3 Forest School Leader, L3 Advanced Bushcraft Skills, L4
Woodland Management for Conservation & Recreation
Steve was a Primary school teacher for 10 years but fell out of love with the ‘one size fits all, in a box’ approach of mainstream education. He then trained as a Forest School leader in 2014 and has since been running Forest School and nature connection sessions with local schools and home educated groups. He founded Sussex Forest School https://www.sussexforestschool.com when he moved to Forest Row in 2016.
Steve has seen through this work that learning through a deep connection with nature is an inspirational and essential part of child development, in a physical, mental and spiritual sense. It is through this ‘nurturing through nature’ approach that he gains inspiration and creativity for further deepening this approach. In addition to nature connection and bushcraft skills he also weaves song and story through his work.