“Tim Kirwin is in my experience of external training providers, a one off rarely found in Environmental education, namely someone that can clearly translate to the un-informed how we can preserve and nuture our planet while at the same time nurture and develop ourselves.
So many people who have been on our experience days with Tim have found themselves reconnected with Nature even just by realising that a free adventure playground is awaiting them and their families often only a stone’s throw from their front door……… and it’s free and fun!
I would recommend any company or organisation that is looking for something a bit “different” and fun to give this a go. Tim offers a wide range of adaptable exercises from fire lighting to shelter building, games and art work to joke telling and reinforcing corporate messaging. (Freudian slip there!!)
Tim manages to treat each group as unique and develops his programme accordingly and is flexible to changing situations on the day …. like the weather!!
He manages in a very short time connect urbanised people to nature and connect colleagues to each other.
I’m that sold on his concept, Tim can give you my number and I’ll tell you person to person how great a day it is.
Sustainable Development Manager IKEA UK & IE
“Tim – Just to say a big thank you for a fantastic day out in Big Wood. The children loved the activities and have asked if we can repeat some of them on our school grounds so that the rest of the school can see them. The activities stimulated the children’s interest and your enthusiasm and natural raport with the children means they came back to school with a day to remember. Thanks again”
Brookvale Primary School, Runcorn
“It was very interesting spending the day with Tim in the woods. I enjoyed it and learned a lot of new things. It’s something I’ve never done before and found it a really good experience”
Marcus Bernard, Director
MANCHESTARZ, Moss Side, Manchester
“I was lucky enough to be part of today’s activities and felt that the feedback forms did not really go far enough crediting you and the other leaders for a truly wonderful experience. As your details were the only ones provided I hope you can forward on my feedback to the appropriate people.
I am a little biased because this sort of outdoors experience is an area of interest for me personally, but what struck me was the way the course linked these ideas, methods and activities to the National Curriculum. It was amazing to see something that I enjoyed could actually be employed in the school world to help young people learn. The ideas whilst simple were interesting and engaging giving me ideas that I would love to take in to my practise. Even without leaving the relative safety of the schools grounds I could see how some of these activities could be used. So I feel I gained a great deal out of today and would be a strong advocate for encouraging everyone to experience what you do first hand!
In terms of execution, this was probably one of the best executed courses I have ever attended. It seemed very laid back, however I could see the organisation that had gone in to putting the course on and the attention to detail. It was very good fun, whilst conveying some pretty serious messages. All round top marks!
Once again, thanks for a great day and good luck with the future courses.”
Brighton University education degree student
“I would like to thank you for organising such a fabulous woodland Art Session at Big Wood, on Saturday 25th May. All our guides, Hayley (my assistant) and myself had a really great morning. What a superb venue and Tim was an absolute star! It really was a wonderful experience.
Thank you once again”
2nd Weston (St. John’s ) Guide Unit.
“Just a short note to say thank you for giving me the opportunity for the training with Tim Kirwin. I learned lots and hopefully will at some point be able to use this info with young people. Tim made the training a pleasure and his personality encouraged each of us, I think, to be active participants in all his activities”
Integrated Youth Support Service-Connexions
Children, Family and Adult Services
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
“I was sceptical at first as it was different to anything we had done before and didn’t know what to expect, but really enjoyed the day from the animal sculptures to the shelter building and all the other little activaties in-between – a great team building day.”
Marketing Manager, Walls Refrigeration Solutions