Ros Gamble: Founder and Forest School Leader

Ros Gamble

I am a qualified Level 3, Forest School Practitioner and have worked in Environmental Education and Recreation for over 14 years, mostly as an Education Ranger with The National Trust and the Forestry Commission developing Environmental Education Facilities, running event program’s and conservation projects.

Working on a freelance basis too, previously with National Parks, County Councils, Tourist attractions, Wildlife Authorities and currently with Cornwall’s Arena Schools ‘Wild Tribe’ Project. I have  a very wide range of experience to draw upon .

Previously I had a career as an Ambulance Technician* responding to 999 calls and I still work regular Bank shift, so consequently you can be confident that I am good in a crisis and that first aid is very much covered. This role has also given me a huge insight into so many different walks of life, the challenges people sometimes have to face and most preciously, a real appreciation of life itself.

‘Wildways’ brings together under one big woodland canopy, all of these experiences. It provides the perfect vessel for sharing my love of the great outdoors, sense of adventure and creativity but most importantly the enabling and nurturing of others, on their own personal outdoor journeys.

I am also a mum of two and love spending time at home on our small holding with the family and our menagerie of animals. I enjoy horse riding, walking, wild camping and playing my guitar. If I had more time I’d like to have a decent veg patch, travel again or volunteer oversees……..maybe one day?!

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* The Ambulance Technician’s original role was to support the paramedic in a 999 ambulance, the role has since evolved significantly with technicians now able provide many of the advanced medical interventions, drug therapies and life saving skills used by paramedics. Their role has been replaced by the Emergency Care Assistant.