Rachel lives in a vicarage in East London with her husband, their five kids, and a veritable menagerie of pets. She loves her corner of the urban wild and the fact that within a few minutes she can be surrounded by the multicultural busyness of the market, awed by the wide expanse of the marshes, or enclosed amongst the ancient trees of Epping Forest.
A teacher by trade, Rachel moved from teaching in primary schools, through doing work one-to-one with excluded teens, to retraining as a forest school practitioner. She now delivers forest school sessions to nurseries, schools, and the general public. Although she never quite manages to scrub the mud off her hands, Rachel believes she has the best job in the world.
Sharing the magic of all things slimy and interesting, watching the seasons shift and the weather change, finding the beauty in the commonplace and insignificant, holding space for others to explore: these are some of the things which get Rachel excited. She gives thanks for the people, communities and world that God has given her to live in and be a part of, and takes delight in sharing that joy with others.
Also, check out Rachel's website www.curiouswilds.co.uk
Facebook page @curiouswilds