Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

Hallr Wood Team

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADeb is the Manager and Forest School Practitioner for Hallr Wood. With a degree in archaeology and anthropology and a background in outreach education, she began her forest school journey in 2005 whilst working at the Peat Moors Centre (reconstructed Iron Age Village). She is a founding member of Wilder Woods and has been delivering a wide range of programmes since 2006. She has focused mostly on therapeutic interventions for secondary aged disaffected and special needs young people since 2008 . She is also a founder member of the Forest School Association South West group. She has delivered training to schools and organizatDeb Millar Qual Badge 1ions since 2009.

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Martyn helps on Tuesdays and has been a valued member of the CSOLP team since 2007.  Martyn inspires the young people who come to Hallr Wood with his enthusiasm for rural crafts and ability to turn his hand to anything. He has many other craft interests including leatherwork, forging and outdoor cooking.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACee is Forest School level 3 trained and supports all our programmes. She leads weekly sessions for various groups including a regular group from Avalon School.  She has a degree in Music and combines playing in various groups including working with Live Music Now (http://www.livemusicnow.org.uk/) with her woodland interests. She is leading on our Wild Music Project which is supported by a donation from Glastonbury Festival. 

Animals can have a massively beneficial effect on some children. We bring a dog/s to some of our known, long term groups who view them as a crucial part of their experience. Sadly Rosie (fox terrier, is no longer with us)