Gyles Morris is a creative and dynamic leading education consultant who specialises in outdoor learning . He works nationally and internationally with teachers and children at all stages of learning in variety of indoor & outdoor classroom settings delivering training, workshops and giving keynote speeches. As founder Director of Naturesbase, he is a true example of someone who ‘walks the talk’.
He trained as a landscape architect designing formal and informal spaces and school grounds for people to positively interact with, then retrained as a teacher and has spent over 25 years engaging and inspiring pupils, students and teachers in the outdoor environment.
Gyles is happiest around a fire or sharing his passion for the environment with others through his wide range of practical, hands on and often awe inspiring activities and workshops. He lectures on the primary PGCE Geography course at the London Institute of Education and has spent many years designing and advising on the development of school grounds. He is a regular guest speaker and provider of workshops, fieldwork and INSET for schools and Local Education Authorities around the country.
When not at Naturesbase he leads groups on expeditions to the remote parts of the world and teachers trips to India. These trips have influenced many of the ideas around the Naturesbase site.
Alison Morris grew up on the Ash down forest in Sussex and spent her childhood immersed in the diverse natural environments it offers. She is a director of Naturesbase adding the creative touches to the buildings, the flowers in the rooms and over seeing the domestic side of the business making sure it reaches her high standards. She is the glue that holds it all together.
She provides the organisation in the office and produces the much talked about delicious home made food from our farm kitchen. If you don’t come for the activities you’ll certainly come for the flapjacks! As a violinist you may also catch a wonderful tune coming from the farmhouse or around the campfire in the evening.
She is also a reflexologist which is an attractive distraction for visiting teachers or a wonderful treat for many of our independent group bookings.
Tamsin is a 'child of the woods', her upbringing in mid Wales allowed plenty of time playing and working outdoors helping her dad on the farm, gathering inspiration from natural surroundings.
Over the past few years Tamsin has trained through many short courses in Bushcraft, has become a Forest Schools leader and trainer, and loves to spend time experimenting with many creative ways to work with wood, weaves, fabrics and clays.
" I am constantly learning and now able to share my knowledge and creativity through working with children. We all bring together our inspirations and ideas, and share them through Naturesbase "...
Over the past decade Jack has worked in a multitude of different roles enhancing the experiences of the younger generations. Spending 8 years in a primary school setting creating and leading a Forest School. This led onto the development as a freelance Forest School leader and outdoor activity instructor. Working with Naturesbase has connected his personal and professional principals, allowing the true potential of individuals to shine and develop. Jack adds to the caring family ethos at Naturesbase allowing him to thrive, sharing his passion for nature and the outdoor world with the wide range of primary schools who come to stay.