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We are Clair & Scott - a couple who felt compelled to change career paths after reading Richard Louv`s book - "Last Child in the Woods -Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder". This ground-breaking book reveals that today's generations are the first in the history of mankind, who have not had nature as an integral part of their childhood - the results are catastrophic. We felt we had to do something to address this worrying issue; so we threw caution to the wind by pooling our resources and skills, re-trained, qualified and the rest is history so to speak. Our personal principles are moral, ethical and environmental and we are doing this because when we personally leave this planet, we want to know that we will have `made a positive difference to the lives of many` - with the ripple effect going much much further.  



Clair Hobson & Scott Woolsgrove

Scott has achieved the NCFE Advanced Bushcraft Instructor Programme for the Outdoor Industry covering Natural History, Bushcraft & Survival Skills, Woodland Crafts, Bushcraft Leadership and Instruction with John Rhyder of Woodcraft School. Scott is also qualified as a Level 3 Forest School Leader and OCN trainer together with being a GNAS Archery Leader to complement his existing qualifications as Basic Expedition Leader, Remote Response and Paediatric First Aid; Food Hygiene certificates. Scott also holds the NPTC 30 & 31 Chainsaw Operators Certificates and is accomplished at many garden and home maintenance trades.


Scott is also an accomplished knifesmith, designing and creating stunning hand crafted, high quality bespoke bushcraft knives. For more information, click here







Clair is a qualified Adult Education Lecturer; Level 3 Forest School Leader and OCN Forest School trainer.


Clair was the founding chair of the affilliated  `FSA Kent & Medway` for members of the Forest School Association in Kent & Medway, as Clair is keen to network the Forest School community together across the county.  


Clair is a full member of the Forest School Training Network GB and was a founding voluntary Board Director (now retired) of the Forest School Association, having spent a total of 4 and a half years in the development of the FSA, also formerly an Executive Committee member of the IOL Forest School Special Interest Group. Clair also regularly speaks at conferences & events on the philosophy and ethos of Forest School.  










Bex Hough is an early years childcare specialist and delivers the Learning & Development sections on the Level 3 Forest School Leader training programmes.  Bex is passionate about Forest School and shares our aim of getting Forest School embedded into the educational framework in Kent.







We are regularly joined by guest instructors chosen for their skill and expertise:

Chris Johnson is our dedicated Forest School First Aid Trainer working through Lifesigns Group who are specialist Expedition First Aid trainers.  Chris has had years of First Aid training experience and being a former paramedic has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon.  Chris is also a dedicated Squadron Leader with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.





Sarah Blake is our dedicated Outdoor Food Safety trainer.  Sarah has been training in Food Safety for 26 years and specialises in `Food Safety in the Outdoors` with a programme she developed initially with Lantra Awards.  With this wealth of experience, Sarah offers a fantastic day training you for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering with the emphasis on outdoor food preparation, storage and cooking.