“Rachel’s preparation was thorough, spending time at our church, photographing, studying all aspects of the history, and discussing with local groups what they would be interested in when visiting. Her approach was encouraging and open. The training was comprehensive and very professional leaving us with fresh ideas and inspiration.”
Celia Pymont, Project Lead, All Saints Church, Houghton Regis
“Rachel brings a lively, creative and refreshing perspective to heritage interpretation. She looks at a site with fresh eyes, and inspires and assists the local team to visualise how best to get visitors interested and engaged, and above all to feel welcome and to want to explore. Her experience and contacts then help to translate the vision into reality. It’s been a pleasure working with her.”
Andrew Lambourne, Heritage Project Director, St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead
“In spite of being the chairman of the Houghton Regis Heritage Society I have discovered a lot more than I originally thought.”
“Very detailed research undertaken and training comprehensive, informative and ‘customer friendly’. Thank you so much.“
Participant feedback from mentoring and training sessions, Volunteers at All Saints’ Church, Houghton Regis
“The Wildlife Trust BCN has worked with Rachel on numerous community engagement projects including project managing the development and opening of our very first high profile visitor centre at Rushden Lakes.
Rachel brings many skills and experience including environmental education, interpretation, consultation and project management to name but a few.
She is extremely professional, efficient and an absolute pleasure to work with.
I would highly recommend her to any organisation.”
Louise Rackham, Head of Communities & Wildlife
The Wildlife Trust BCN
“Rachel is a very experienced ‘wildlife’ educator and EWT have drawn on her professional guidance and support to ensure a high quality and diverse educational delivery. She offers clear, practical solutions and easily builds rapport with staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Rachel if you want to develop or grow your education offer.”
Lisa Smart, Head of Visitor and Commercial Operations
Essex Wildlife Trust
“Rachel is extremely professional and provides an excellent service. The assistance she gave to Cambridgeshire County Council to deliver a Walking Project sponsored by the Department of Transport was first rate and very much appreciated.”
Liz Waring, Senior Project Officer, Cambridgeshire County Council
“From the outset Rachel was professional, intuitive and positive to work with. She was able to communicate very effectively with people of all ages and from all walks of life and was unfailingly positive.”
Kate Terry, Trustee, Clare Castle Country Park and secondary school Head of Department
“Rachel is an inspiring Wild Play educationalist, she installed in our pupils a curiosity and love for living things and the local environment.”
Pat Yoxen, Headteacher, Cherry Hinton Church of England Primary School
“Very well presented and thought out course – an enjoyable day. Rachel was helpful and enthusiastic!”
Liz Marsh, PANCO Training course attendee
“Very inspiration – thank you!”
Dana Sajfrtora, Training course attendee
Lucy Bird, Somersham Timebank
“Great ideas for activities that can be done in the local environment/outdoors”.
Littleport Children’s centre staff member attending CPD course
“Thank you for an amazing session that you put on. Despite the soggy conditions, you covered all bases and I thought you did an amazing job. Thanks again for undertaking this for us!”
Caline Easey, Ely Timebank
“How you would get a job ‘doing this kind of thing Miss’?”.
Question from Year 6 pupil attending a Wild Play outdoor learning lesson
“Thank you for putting on such a lovely event this morning. My little boy thoroughly enjoyed himself and would be lovely if you could do more events like this in the future. Put together really nicely!”
Tanya Raeburn, parent attending Wild Play event at Babylon Arts