I’m a mum of two boys currently on maternity leave and I’ve been in retail for the past 16 years. I love being outdoors, and I’m very privileged to have an epic garden full of all creatures great and small. I believe it’s really important to get children outside so they can respect nature and the things that live in it...cue facebook add for the internship. What an absolutely brilliant way to educate myself and others and hopefully ignite that spark that the world we live in is fantastic, let’s explore it and look after it. Here at Lackford its clear you’re never too young to learn, as the youngest recruits to explore the great outdoors are the wild babies group – of whom I’m very much looking forward to working with.
So what have I done so far... our journey started with the official meet and greets at Brooke House SWT head office. I’ve been to Foxborrow Farm for a staff meeting and my level two forest school training. We spent four days in the woods learning some absolutely awesome skills, from making fires, whittling wood, plant identification & outdoor cooking. I’ve been to Redgrave & Lopham Fen on a training day. Then back here at Lackford I’ve lead my first beaver group in a pond dipping session with the help of my trustee steed Roger – one of the many amazing volunteers here at the Lakes.