Forest school

Rowan Rangers is our new forest programme, launched in 2020 as a safer alternative to indoors activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

At Rowan Rangers, student artists are encouraged to connect with their environment and each other through a wide range of activities including storytelling, den building, fire lighting, green woodwork, wildlife spotting and creating artwork inspired by nature.

Rowan Rangers runs every Friday, 10am – 2pm in private woodland in Histon, Cambridge.

About the forest school leaders

Rowan Rangers is led by tutors Russell Cuthbert and Lorraine Whybrow.

Russell has been with Rowan since 2013. Russell is a keen painter, sculptor and wildlife enthusiast who studied conservation at college before going on to earn a degree in Fine Art. Before committing to working with Rowan full-time, Russell worked from a studio at Wysing Arts Centre and exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. In 2019 he trained to become a Forest School leader and set up Rowan Rangers. 

With 20 years in Outdoor Learning and a passion for nature Lorraine has  been a qualified level 3 Forest School Leader since 2015. Her grounding in early years education and managing a busy Country Park taught Lorraine the huge benefits of forest school to peoples physical and mental wellbeing and the importance of access for all to green spaces. Lorraine joined Rowan in 2021 to support the Friday group as it grew in numbers and said it is her favourite day of the week. 

Become a Rowan Ranger

We are considering starting a second forest school day in 2023. If you like nature and would like to join Rowan Rangers, please register your interest using the form below. 

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