The Team

Kathryn Ridout



Kathryn is a qualified teacher and is currently the schools worker at Restore Hope.  She has two boys, both now grown up.

She has been a Level 3 Forest School practitioner since 2010 and has had a love of outdoor learning for many years.

Kathryn was the co-founder of Woodland Adventure Club in 2016.



My Skills

Jack Gocher

Level 3 Forest School practitioner



Jack is a qualified level 3 Forest School practitioner. He is a father of two boys, both now grown up.

For more than ten years he has supported Woodside School with after school clubs, lesson support and play-working. He has also been a youth worker and school governor.

Jack runs Forest School sessions at Woodside and founded the Woodland Adventure Club in 2016.

My Skills

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  • Jack organised a Forest School session for my guide unit and they had a great time – the freedom to explore and make their own decisions about how to spend their time was particularly enjoyed. One guide even said it was the best thing she’s ever done at guides.

    Lucie Hyde – 3rd Chenies & Chalfont Guides
  • I really enjoyed the club, especially learning about how to start a fire and then toasting marshmallows

  • Many thanks again for the fantastic experience the children have enjoyed over the last 4 weeks of Forest School. Poppy has thoroughly enjoyed this and really looked forward to it each week.

  • I enjoyed the freedom of exploring and playing in the woods. I absolutely loved it.

  • My granddaughter could not/ would not / has not stopped talking about it. She absolutely loved it. Well done!

    Jill Davis
  • Thanks for running a Woodland Adventure Club with our class. We had a great time and really loved it.

    Year 6 WAC member