Silbers CIC School Services

Anita Hempenius – Teacher
Delivers workshops in nature or in schools for children with special educational needs and/or behavioural difficulties.
Workshops available:

  • Teacher training with regard to working with SEN children
  • Art
  • Land Art
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Creative writing workshops

Length: 2hrs, half day, full day, or half a term’s day release.
Pupil Numbers: 6 Anita only or 8 max with teacher, learning support assistant, or school Senco present.
The workshops will work on confidence, self-esteem, identifying specific strengths, social relations, and health and well-being. Anita has over a decade experience with special educational needs, adoption, and especially with ADHD.

Shona Prasad – Integrative Child Psychotherapist
Shona provides therapeutic support services both in the school setting and in the outdoor. Working with those children who struggle most in school, their families and the network around the child her services aim to support young people to become confident individuals, to be ready to learn, and become creative contributors in their home, school and wider community.
Services include:
• 1:1 play therapy
• 10-week parents’ group
• Short- and long-term multifamily programs aimed at supporting children to be able to access education
• Bespoke trainings for professional working with children affected by ACES

Richard Gould – Ecologist and Outdoor Educator
Helps young people develop a solid core of nature skills, nature awareness and nature connection to enhance their lives.
Workshops available –
• Bushcraft Essentials
• Fire Skills
• Campfire Craft
• Wildlife Tracking Adventure
• Search and Rescue Tracking Adventure
• Scouting and Nature Games
• Bushcraft Wander
• Wild Plant Foraging Walk
• Shelter Building
Length – Half day and full day

Richard is inspired by the work of Jon Young in his vision for promoting nature connection, by
Tom Brown Jr for his teachings on developing both skills and awareness, and by Waldorf
educational approaches for balancing ‘head, heart and hands’