My story begins back in July 2012 when I retired from teaching. I knew that when I retired it would leave some time to do something else. But it wasn’t until 2013 that we moved to Suffolk and I found the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. I went to Brooke House for an introductory meeting, met the first of many interesting people, and started volunteering with education activities and public events. It has always been interesting and exciting.
My role as a volunteer is always to support the staff to deliver educational and recreational activities to children and adults of all ages. I enjoy working in the parks of Ipswich and other rural and coastal areas with school children, introducing them to nature and the science of nature outdoors. It is just so important for children to learn in different ways outside and connect with the natural world that is on their doorstep and it is such a privilege to be involved. I am sure that the children who dug for worms in the grounds of Bramford primary school will remember it for a long time.