Woodland Adventure Forest School Harrow Team


Jan Boresta


Jan has worked for Harrow Council for nineteen years and has had the opportunity of working for local schools in the borough. Whilst studying for her degree she had a placement in an outdoor education centre where she was introduced to the world of Forest School. She gained her degree and also qualified as a Forest School tutor. The training was put to use when she had the opportunity of working for Harrow Local Education Authority. There was a need for offering an alternative learning environment for some of the pupils in settings that she visited. Woodland Adventure, now in its third year offered the opportunity for young people to attend. The impact has proven to be successful and growth of the project is imminent. The success of the project is due to a proactive management team, staff and volunteers. Jan's personal aim is to enable and encourage access to the natural world to all sections of the community establishing safe boundaries and respect for their local environment.

Emma Briscoe


Emma is an experienced primary school practitioner, with a degree in Zoology. She has worked in schools in Hillingdon and Kensington and Chelsea boroughs over the last 15 years, leading science in all of the primary schools she has worked at. Her love of the outdoors has led to her interest and involvement in the Forest Schools Initiative and has recently achieved her National Open College Network Award Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification. She loves being creative and never misses an opportunity to dress up!

Trish Moore


Trish is a volunteer at Woodland Adventure and has supported the Forest School for three years. She has recently achieved her National Open College Network award Level 1 training in Forest Schools. Trish is a valued member of the team and particularly enjoys creative activities in the woodland setting. She enjoys working out in all weathers and makes a wonderful cup of hot chocolate.

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Sally is a Forest School tutor.

Caroline Nathanson


I have been an Early Year's teacher in Harrow for many years, working with Nursery and Reception classes. I currently teach part time at Aylward Primary School. I came to Woodland Adventures to find out more about Forest Schools. I loved it so much I decided to stay. Indeed I have just started on the journey to become a Forest Schools Leader.

James Mercer


James is the Vicar of All Saints', Harrow Weald. He has always had a passion for things outdoors. James trained as a Geography teacher. Prior to training for ordination he was Hertfordshire Advisor for Environmental Education, with oversight of six environmental and outdoor education centres.