All of the Forest School sessions on this website are delivered by Jenny and Caroline.

Jenny’s experience

Jenny is a CQFW accredited Level 3 Forest School Leader with 10 years of Forest School experience.

Jenny made a basket!
Jenny made a basket!

Since qualifying as a Level 3 Forest School Leader Jenny has been employed by numerous preschools, schools, HE projects, Dorset and BCP Council as an Outdoor practitioner and Community Project Leader.

Jenny is currently running Forest School Sessions at Holton Lee, The National Trust/New Forest and at the Inspired Mind Project at Moignes Court/Owermoigne.

Jenny has also specialised her expertise to develop and work in urban forest schools – especially in Bournemouth and Purbeck, where she has worked to develop forest schools in some of the deprived areas to support children and their families.

Training

Jenny has been working closely with Dorset Forest School since 2011. She has been mentored by her colleague and friend Jill Hooper, a primary school teacher with years of Forest School  experience, who is still her closest adviser, supporter and assistant for most of her projects. Her Level 3 training was delivered by Cambium (Wales) an accredited CQFW training company and Dorset Forest School. There she met Caroline and they decided to work together.

Other experiences

Having grown up in Germany, one of the leading countries in Outdoor Education, Jenny is passionate to share her personal experience of Outdoor Kindergartens and schools that combine mainstream education with the Forest School ethos.

During her Fine Art degree (BA hons) at the Arts University Bournemouth, Jenny has acquired essential skills in the arts and crafts. She has worked with children and adults of all age groups and abilities, leading outdoor art and bushcraft sessions in institutions and schools across Dorset and Hampshire.

Mum of two mini-adventurers!

As a mother of two lively children and partner of a Countryside Ranger from the National Trust, Jenny is very passionate about nature, conservation and outdoor education.

She believes that  children need to be outside, exploring, learning and creating their own adventure through appropriate assessing and risk taking, in order to be successful and resilient in life.