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Francis Heybrook
  • University College London, BA Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • Forest School Trained (Forest School Education)

  • Monitor de tiempo libre - Spanish Activity Coordinator (FESAN)

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (CELTA)

  • Forest Schools First Aid 2017 (ITC)

Born into a farming family in Buckinghamshire, passionate about nature and the importance of education for its conservation. Francis has continuously gravitated towards working in the outdoors. During his year abroad of study in Portugal and Spain, Francis worked with a local charity to help restore a fragmented Roman path across a high mountain range and national park. Whilst working in London he acted as a trustee at Siren Conservation Education and ran the London Marathon for a Kenyan Rhino Charity. Whilst landscape gardening he ran willow weaving workshops at music festivals, and when travelling in Argentina, he worked as a volunteer in a National Park. In Buenos Aires, he worked at the city’s food bank. Having run numerous outdoor parties for children and adults, led Forest School sessions at a Buckinghamshire primary school, and taught English to adult and young learners, Francis now wants to continue this experience by providing specialist courses with nature as the backdrop and mainstay. Francis’ hobbies include fly fishing, log fires and getting outdoors with his children.

Diana Heybrook
  • University College London, BA Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Trinity)

  • Forest Schools First Aid 2014 (ITC)

Diana is bi-lingual, English/Spanish, brought up in the UK with Spanish speaking parents. After graduating from UCL, Diana taught English to all age groups in Spain, Portugal, Argentina and taught English International Summer Camps in the UK. In 2005 Diana began her career as an Editor for Macmillan Education in Oxford, one of the world’s leading publishers of English Language teaching and school curriculum materials. Having worked on English Language Courses for the Latin American market, in 2007 Diana spent a year working at the Macmillan offices in Buenos Aires. During her time in Argentina, Diana took the opportunity to travel to Patagonia and volunteer as an English teacher in small, rural communities. Since 2008 Diana has been living with her husband Francis, in her paternal homeland of Galicia, working as a freelance editor and translator whilst starting-up a family. Diana’s hobbies include yoga, painting and being a mother of three.