Meet Your Trainer
Hi! I’m Jackie and Go Wild is my company. Go Wild is an accredited centre in its own right which means that everything is kept in-house from the development of the course curriculum, to assessments and quality control, meaning that you won't find another course or company like Go Wild.
I teach every aspect of the course, and I keep any hand in by running my own weekly forest school sessions in a variety of settings.
I am a lively and enthusiastic individual, and I use my obvious passion for learning in the outdoors to engage and inspire both children, adults and the occasional dog.
On paper, I am a qualified teacher, forest school leader and trainer, an outdoor first-aider, a skilled environmental educator and I have a PGDip in Education. I am one of the few Forest School Association Endorsed Trainers in the UK and the only one in Wales.
I have worked for many of Bristol's green institutions including the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project, Bristol Zoo and the Wild Place Project and so I am uniquely placed to guide you on your forest school journey.
If you'd like to know how I ended up creating Go Wild, find out what motivates me by having a look at my blog.
When I’m not forest schooling, I can be found in the Wye Valley, generally getting muddy and enjoying the countryside.
Throughout your course you will be in contact with me and the rest of the team, as well as your fellow trainees and will benefit from online support material as well as a flexible approach to assessment styles and a personal approach to training.