I have been working directly with children and young people since 1978, across a range of settings and programmes. I have been employed as an Advanced Practitioner in Youth and Community Work since 1986 and am currently working as a Youth Worker and Adult Learning Tutor in rural West Northumberland.
I bring enthusiasm and creativity to youth work along with skills in project development, group-work, team building and training.
I see Forest Schools as a way of engaging children and young people in a process which builds their confidence and self esteem within a natural, outdoor, ‘low tech’ environment. In particular, I enjoy engaging through the outdoors with those young people deemed ‘hard to reach’, N.E.E.T , or with disabilities.
Trained Forest School Practitioner (Level 3) Community and Youth Work Diploma Playcare Level 3 PTLLS (Preparation to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) Emergency first aid Current CRB
IFL Institute For Learning Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL) IOL Forest Schools Special Interest Group
Deni Riach t: 07717 651749 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.birchforestschools.com