What do you do at Hill End?
I am a Program Tutor working with groups participating in lots of our programs on-site including; habitat explorer, forest school explorers, ancient settlement, bush craft, survival days and Forest School training.
How long have you been at Hill End?
I did teacher training at Reading College and was asked by Oxfordshire County Council to be involved in a pilot of the Forest School program. From there I worked at different sites around Oxfordshire and moved to Hill End full time in 2008.
Best memory at Hill End
WWII day, I love this one as the experience fully immerses students into the 1940’s. Students visit the shop for rations, experience being an evacuee and help solve questions in combat when a parachute is found in a tree nearby. The experience feels so authentic and students love the experience of being taken back in time, it is a uniquely fulfilling day.
Favourite animal spotted on-site
Early summer, orange tipped butterfly
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