Meet the Cannons


Alice trained as a Forest School Leader in 2012 and put her new skills to good use at a local primary school, designing and delivering regular curriculum linked outdoor enrichment and forest school sessions.  In 2014 Fir Tree Forest School was born, and now has quite a name for itself as a place where children can learn outdoors, discover new things and generally have fun all year round.

Alice’s qualifications and good practice requirements:

  • Forest School Leaders Advanced Award – Bridgwater College Somerset
  • Fire Management course – Kent County Council
  • Specialist Forest School First Aid – Surrey First Aid
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Recent DBS
  • Specialist Insurance including public liability – Birbeck Insurance


Fondly known as “the biggest kid in the woods”, Darren knows this patch well and has a long standing connection with the woodland. He has many years’ experience of working with children, including those with special needs. Darren loves nothing more than climbing trees, building dens and lighting fires (controlled, risk assessed fires of course)….just ask him about his fire starting bow drill – if you have a spare hour!

Darren has consolidated a life time of outdoor experiences in a Bush-Craft accreditation from the Institute for Outdoor Learning. 

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