Freelance Forest School Leader

James Hazel

What do you do at Hill End?

Freelance Forest School Leader. I run the Forest Tuesdays and Fridays sessions for preschool-aged children (for more information, check out the Facebook page @thehazeltreeoxon ).

How long have you been at Hill End?

This is my first year at Hill End.


Ex-primary school teacher who qualified as a Forest School Leader at Hill End in 2014. I now have the fortune of having the great outdoors as my workplace!

Best memory at Hill End

We brought a Year 5 cohort here on a residential. When we went on a night walk, we all turned off our torches and looked up at the plethora of stars. It was a special moment.

Favourite animal spotted on-site

Slow worm!

Hot chocolate or ice lolly

Hot chocolate