Who's who at Wild Sparks
Rebecca 'Becs' works in our Outdoor Nursery on a Tuesday and from time to time on our summer playscheme at Dunkeld or Alyth.
Becs is passionate about outdoor learning, has completed her Forest Schools Level 3 training and has an MSC in environmental Resource Management. When not in the Wee Wild Sparks woods Becs is either at her other job with John Muir trust or is outside somewhere home-schooling her son!
Sam joins the Wee Wild Sparks nursery with a variety of experience under his belt. He has worked with different groups in outdoor settings - from young children and teenagers, to adults with mental health problems and elderly people living with Alzheimer's. This has provided further proof for Sam of what we already know: spending time outdoors, developing a deeper connection with nature and succeeding in a variety of environments is good for our well-being. It doesn't matter what age you are or what your level of "ability" is, given autonomy and the right support, we can all learn and grow in the outdoors.
Having worked at the Wild Sparks play scheme at Alyth and Dunkeld for the past two years, Sam was keen to take on a permanent position at the nursery. The opportunity to work in such a supportive and positive environment - alongside the adults of tomorrow - was too good to miss!