Leadership Training

During 2017, Blacknest Forest school organised some one day courses on Forest School Leadership.These proved highly popular and so in February 2018 we are offering a programme of training that will enable participants to qualify as Level 3 Forest School Leaders.

The programme is directed by Vicki Stewart, of Brightwood Training, who having worked as a development trainer in the Royal Air Force and taught at Cumbria University on the Masters Degree programme in Outdoor Development decided to set up her own consultancy in 2009

Vicki is a trustee and instructor for the Forest School Association working with children to provide opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment. Vicki has a BA in English and an MA in Development training in the Outdoors.

As a Senior Associate of Metris Leadership, she has worked with a wide range of clients including Ricoh, Blackwell’s, Universities and schools as well as continuing to consult for the RAF on  development of specialist aircrew training programmes.

Vicki competes in triathlons, long distance open water swimming and loves hill-walking and body boarding with her family.