Lorraine is an energetic and motivated Environmental Educator with 30 years experience in facilitating educational, community, & environmental projects in partnership with organizations, helping to bridge the gap between government & organizations policies and funding initiatives and the needs of schools and the wider community.
Lorraine and her son Rowan
Lorraine is a proactive and animated communicator with a passion and belief in environmental education and wider issues, and in the ability of people to make a difference to their environment and lives. An efficient, well experienced and calm manager of large environmental events and deliverer of initiatives at all levels: local, regional and national. Lorraine is an innovative and resourceful results-orientated, client and community-focussed professional, with extensive interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to inspire and engage children with environmental issues
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Angela is the Virtual Assistant for Waggle Woods
Waggle Woods works with children to provide stimulating and exciting activities which get over scientific facts and messages using creative activities and medium. Waggle Woods has worked with many ‘Creatives’ over the last few decades. We don’t have room for everyone here, but here are a few of our wonderfully talented Associates.
Bronagh is an art teacher in a Primary School who works in a wide range of medium, making very realistic insects and different creatures from scrap materials. Bronagh is just one of those clever people who can turn her hand to work with people in any material, and bring to life inert materials in the shape of a plant or animal!
Elly Willett NNEB, BEd 2:1 Primary Teaching, Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Professional Development. Elly is a qualified primary school teacher who specialises in history and literacy and has many years experience of working with children. She has worked with the Weeks Environmental team for over a year by creating cross curricular plans and working as part of the team in the field.
Elly uses her various teaching skills to bring the National Curriculum to life in the outdoor environment through activities such as orienteering, shelter building, shield making, clay work and tree planting, ensuring the activities are easily assessable to each child’s individual learning requirements. She gives examples of cross curricular follow up work which heightens the children’s historical understanding once they are back in the classroom.
Elly creatively combines her knowledge of the National Curriculum with her love of being artistic to lead quality educational activities where the children can both learn and have fun in a variety of outdoor settings.
“I believe that everything in life happens for a reason, though not necessarily to a plan, Enrique Azocar says. This idea is born out by the merging elements that lead to the Chilean painter’s decision to take a different path with his work, one that has lead him away from the fine art still life canvases for which he has become well known to a more vibrant and expressionistic style in which rich and luminous blues and golds merge with images drawn from Newcastle’s cityscape. Enrique’s move to Northumberland in northeast England was one of the key influences in the change. “The light here in the Northeast varies greatly according to the season,” he explains, “And even during the course of the day the shifting weather means the light alters constantly in its intensity, when I first arrived that created real problems for me. Changes in light affect the appearance of objects, the colour and the shade and shadows. I can memorise colour, but shade is too subtle to commit to memory, it must be observed”.
Enrique has the most wonderful manner with both children and adults and lights up a group with his cheery banter!
Lesley B.Sc, M.Sc
Lesley Silvera works with schools on outdoor living history events such as Pax Britannica bringing Roman and Celtic history to life along Hadrian’s Wall.
Of Pax Britannica the Head Teacher of Acomb First School said: “This event gives a deepening understanding of the joy to be had from first hand direct experiences”. A Teacher from Castleside said: “It was one of the best days out I’ve ever had and I’ve been teaching for 14 years”.
Lesley devises and leads customized field visits for educational groups of
different ages, specialising in geography, local history, heritage and biodiversity. Other work includes working with community groups to produce walks leaflets and outdoor events.
Owen is a Sculptor and sculpts / wood carves in large pieces of wood. Owen is a giant amongst children, and has a wonderfully engaging manner with people of all ages. He is able to turn a piece of wood into the most life like animal, such as this Doormouse he carved from Oak.
Emma is a high octane performer, enthusiastic and highly motivated Pupeteer, who runs Wild Boor Ideas, a puppet company which has produced many puppet shows on biodiversity themes. For outdoor events, Emma delivers a twenty minute puppet show out of an easily transportable box.
Emma works as a freelance artist and puppeteer performing shows or delivering projects, workshops and training in a variety of settings. These include schools, museums, and environmental education venues across the country. Emma writes, makes and performs her own educational puppet shows which each have accompanying creative workshops. Emma now has 14 puppet shows to her name shows include ‘Cinderella Green the recycling Queen’ (a show about the importance of recycling, putting a twist on the well known fairy tale) and ‘Funky Monkey and the juicy fruits’.
Check out Emma’s Rabbit Puppet at:http://www.youtube.com/