Outdoor Educator and Facilitator

Outdoor Educator and Facilitator


I am passionate about the outdoors.  That’s why I offer my services as an Outdoor Educator and Facilitator.

In the modern world, many of us spend considerable time in front of a computer screen.  Consequently it is easy to forget just how amazing the natural world is.  I feel that it is extremely important to get children and adults away from the screen and into the great outdoors.

What do I offer?

As an experienced walking leader, I am used to planning routes and leading groups in the great outdoors.  Consequently I am available for hire. For this I am insured, qualified to lead groups and hold relevant insurance.

In addition, I am able to devise and deliver single one off sessions, to full courses.  Some examples of the types of activity I can lead include:

  • Fire lighting
  • Shelter building
  • Emergency first aid
  • Team-building sessions
  • Off grid living and power systems
  • Woodworking skills
  • Map Skills and Orienteering

Keen to develop an outdoor program of your own? Give Mark Richards Education a call on 07827 547837 to discuss how I can help you!


As a fully qualified (PGCE) and experienced teacher, I am used to supporting large groups of children.

I have taught woodworking and tool making skills in a workshop environment through teaching Design & Technology.  Furthermore, I have taught students construction skills through building an outdoor office.

I am actively involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme.  My work includes training young people in a school environment. Subjects covered include nutrition, first aid, equipment, navigation and route planning.  Subsequently I closely supervise groups on both practice and assessed expeditions  For this role, I am an accredited assessor with DofE.

My further extensive experience as an Outdoor educator and facilitator includes the challenging role of camp leader for residential Bushcraft camps.  Consequently I am at home managing teams of staff as well as ensuring the safety of groups of up to 120 children for periods of up to a week.

I regularly facilitate week long activity programmes for young people 5-12 years.  During these programmes, children are able to learn a range of skills in designing and building exciting products using a range of tools and equipment.

Other work includes delivering team building activities on school grounds.  These typically involve working with a whole year group and delivering a range of exciting tasks to promote teamwork and collaboration.

In addition to working with school groups, I have considerable experience organising and running activities for disabled adults.

Further Information

To discuss your requirements, please phone me on 07827 547837 or us my contact form.


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