Marnie Rose

After a career ranging from television production, advertising account handling in Borneo to agent for comedians and television personalities (Rowan Atkinson, Russell Brand, Simon Amstell, Barry Humphries), it was Marnie’s work as a founder volunteer for King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington, London in 2006 that led her to create The Garden Classroom. Frustrated by…

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Amy Williamson

Amy comes from a theatre background and worked as an actor, dancer and facilitator for various companies including the Young Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, the Royal Academy of Dance and English National Ballet. Amy worked with English National Ballet full-time as Touring Dance Officer (National & International) for several years before joining…

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Siri O’Neal

Siri trained as an actress and worked in film, television and theatre for many years. She went on to get a BA in English Language and Literature and then qualified to be a teacher. After over ten years in the classroom, and working as a middle leader in primary schools, she is now working for…

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Richard Skrein

Richard is an experienced educational professional with a profound and enduring passion for outdoor education. He worked for many years in the classroom as a primary school teacher before swapping four walls for the magic of natural environments. He is a Forest School facilitator, teacher trainer and consultant and is evangelical about the benefits of…

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Millie Darling

Millie is the Countryside Manager for The Garden Classroom. She organises TGC’s Countryside Residential camping programme in Kent alongside Countryside Classroom day visits and with the Countryside Residential Team she is also developing an exciting new pilot adventure project in partnership with the South Downs National Park. This builds on Millie’s prior work with TGC…

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Viv Rowdon

Viv has worked with TGC since 2011 as a facilitator and project manager. An experienced performer with a passion for the natural world, Viv loves to be outdoors, enthusiastically communicating the wonder of nature and having adventures.  She is inspired by learning alongside both children and adults. Viv developed, designed and leads TGC’s Bee Education…

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Rohan Knox

Rohan is a qualified teacher with a passion for learning in the natural world and a commitment to bringing the wonder of nature alive for children. Previously Rohan was Islington Council’s Sustainability Schools Officer and she became founder Chair of TGC in 2008. Over the last 10 years she has led a variety of TGC…

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Ruth Ferguson

Ruth develops Greenspace within the city to increase biodiversity and promote connection to nature in the urban environment and is working to create a Garden-on-the-Green at Newington Green, Islington, that will support pollinators, insects and birds throughout the seasons.  Together with local school children she has planted trees, and made woodland paths, planted a native…

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Kwame Boateng

Kwame Boateng is a researcher and educator deploying decolonial approaches to education and community development. He has a BA in Social Anthropology and Development from SOAS (School of African and Asian Studies) and specialises in race, identity and their respective intersections with education and transformative pedagogy.  A central component to Kwame’s work is the firm belief that…

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Lizzy Cook

Lizzy trained as a secondary school teacher and moved on to work in the fashion industry as a pattern cutter and garment technologist.  After becoming a mother and having a career break (including sailing for a year with her family), Lizzy became a volunteer with TGC and her involvement with the charity has increased as…

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