Meet the team
Meet Toni, CFS Forest School and Outdoor Learning Leader/Trainer.
Hi I’m Toni and I head up the team here at Cambridge Forest Schools. I have been running Forest School sessions in Cambridgeshire since 2012, when I qualified as a Level 3 Forest School Leader. I also hold a Level 4 Forest School and Outdoor Learning trainers qualification and run training courses. I do my utmost to spread the word of the benefits of Forest School and Outdoor Learning. Consequently, I have hosted workshops at various local events. For example Cambridgeshire Forest School conference, University of Cambridge Festival of Education and Cambridge STEAM festival. Most recently, I teamed up with children’s author Anita Lehman. Together we wrote ‘Whittling Away’ a children’s picture book about how to whittle safely.
My free time is largely spent with my family who also love being outdoors. We like to spend time in our woods, playing in the garden and especially enjoy camping trips. In my spare time, I love crafting, crochet and cooking.
Meet Sarah, CFS Forest School Leader.
Hi I’m Sarah and I’m one of the team of Forest School Leaders at Cambridge Forest Schools. My background is in Science – molecular biology to be exact! and I’m a secondary school science teacher/home tutor. I love spending time outdoors especially in the woods so after leaving teaching to raise my family, I trained as a Forest School Leader. I am also a trained FRIENDS facilitator, a resilience programme for 4-16-year olds, designed to reduce anxiety and depression in young people. I love learning new things and skills and finding new things in nature during my Forest School sessions. I am creative and especially love to make things with natural materials.
My hobbies include, photography, silver jewellery making and cat fostering! I’m also a shepherd, I look after a flock of sheep in the nearby nature reserve with my two children.
Meet Alicia, CFS Forest School Leader.
Hi, I’m Alicia. I’m one of the team of Forest School Leaders here at Cambridge Forest Schools. I have worked with children in various outdoor settings since 2016. I enjoy the outdoors in all seasons, but particularly enjoy Spring and Autumn. My current favourite forest school activities are pond dipping and fire lighting. In my spare time, I enjoy running and other physical pursuits and I have recently taken up boxing!
Meet Rachel, CFS social media and marketing manager.
Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m responsible for our social media and marketing. In addition, I write our blog posts. I have worked in marketing since 2003 for sustainable organisations including Divine chocolate then Cambridge Baby. Now I work for for Cambridge Forest Schools. I first found Forest School when my children went to the Cambridge Steiner Kindergarten and outdoor playgroup Woodmice. I also love being outdoors especially on my allotment so joining Cambridge Forest Schools was a natural progression. Since working here, I’ve attended some of our training courses to learn more about Forest School. I have also assisted at Cambridge Forest Schools sessions at my local primary school. I love foraging and currently I’m exploring how to preserve Autumn berries. Watch out for our next blog post!