We started North East Wilds to create more opportunities for people to access the benefits of spending time immersed in nature. We focus on creating projects for isolated and marginalised communities as well as vulnerable and disadvantaged adults and children. We use the Forest School ethos in our projects and let it inspire our one-off sessions. Through Forest School activities like wildlife observation, play and games, bushcraft skills and cooking on open fires we take the time to build friendships, to focus on emotional well-being and feel the therapeutic benefit of spending time outdoors.
Read more about the Forest School Ethos here.
Bryony Jones: Forest School Practitioner, Outdoor Paediatric First Aid trained, Full insurance, DBS checked, PGCE. Bryony has a long history of working with people of all ages in outdoor settings delivering creative, fun, thoughtful activities at the highest standards. She works through North East Wilds to share her belief in the power of nature to positively impact peoples' lives.
Bryony Bainbridge: Bryony's passion for working in the outdoors was kindled through her position as Therapeutic Horticulturalist at Ouseburn Farm, Newcastle. She has since qualified as a Level 3 Forest School Leader and is a freelance gardener , photographer , musician and creative practitioner. Working therapeutically in each of her areas of expertise has formed an in depth, creative and holistic approach to Forest school allowing her to inspire confidence, encourage independence and foster resilience.