College House 2.07
College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
After graduating with a degree in Environmental Science Vicki trained as a Forest School Leader before working as a freelance outdoor educator and outreach coordinator with a client base consisting of children, young people and families, often from challenging backgrounds and circumstances. In 2007 she obtained her PGCE and developed a teaching career specialising in outdoor arts and crafts and land based education.
In recent years Vicki obtained her MSc in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education, gained experience in educational leadership and extended her teaching specialism to include drama teaching with particular focus on Shakespeare, staging unabridged Shakespeare productions with secondary age children.
Vicki is a Trustee for the charity Ruskin Mill Trust, a forward thinking and far reaching organisation working with children, young people and adults with complex needs.
Outside of her professional work she is slowly but steadily developing her craft skills as a stained glass artist and as a green woodworker. Her interests include theatre, mythology and fossil hunting by the sea.
MSc Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (University of the West of England)
PGCE Secondary Education (SWTT SCITT)
BSc Environmental Science (Plymouth University)
BTEC Advanced Award in Forest School Leadership (Bridgwater College)
Diploma of Higher Education (Plymouth University, Rolle College, Exmouth)
Vicki began her PhD with UEMS in October 2018 'Exploring the value of a nature based arts and crafts curriculum in developing executive functioning in children and adolescents.'
PhD Supervision: Dr Ginny Russell, Dr Darren Moore, Dr Vashti Berry.