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The Education Team

Learning

Meet The Team

Our education team, the Lulworth Rangers, welcome hundreds of student groups every year – from reception through primary and secondary education to university studies. They are committed to providing high quality, relevant and well-rounded learning experiences. All experts in their own fields, our small team has over 160 years of experience between them and real passion for the benefits of Learning Outside the Classroom.

Steve

Steve has been working in the outdoor industry for over 15 years and loves every minute of it. Steve has experience working with a vast array of clients from all backgrounds and abilities. His laid-back attitude makes him very approachable. Highly experienced at delivering orienteering, low ropes, team building, raft building, caving, and many more activities.

Steve has the following qualifications:

  • Mountain Leader (summer) – MLTA
  • Single Pitch Award Climbing Instructor – MLTA
  • Level 2 Paddlesport Coach – British Canoe Union
  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader – British Cycling
  • Level 4 Mountain Bike Tutor – MIAS
  • Archery Instructor – GBArchery
  • Expedition Supervisor– Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid at Work Instructor
  • BSc in Physical Geography – Aberystwyth University
  • Coasteering Guide Competency Award

Derry

Derry began his career in the outdoors whilst living back home in New Zealand, during which time he gained a vast amount of experience delivering a wide variety of activities from multiday sea kayak voyages through to alpine rock climbing trips.  Derry is passionate about outdoor education and the life changing opportunities it provides.

Derry has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Adventure Education – NZQA
  • Single Pitch Award Climbing Instructor – MLTA
  • Lowland Leader Award – MLTA
  • Level 1 Paddlesport Coach – British Canoe Union
  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Instructors Award – MIAS
  • Archery Instructor – GBArchery
  • Coasteering Guide Competency Award

Maddy

Instructor Maddy is the Head Ranger for the Lulworth Estate and has worked here for over 20 years. This working knowledge of the area makes her the ‘go to’ person for all questions relating to the estate and its ongoing commitment to managing and maintaining its huge degree of biodiversity. She set up the Education service here and loves getting children into an outdoor learning environment.

Maddy has the following qualifications:

  • Lowland Leader Award – MLTA
  • BSc Geographical Science
  • Diploma in Agronomy, FACTS
  • Accredited Practitioner – Institute of Outdoor Learning
  • GCSE in Outdoor Pursuits 1989!
  • Bronze Medallion Award
  • Assistant Coasteering Guide Competency Award

Jim

Instructor Jim brings an in-depth knowledge of local wildlife, which he uses to promote care of habitat through enjoyable educational experiences. Jim also works as an assistant coasteering instructor and has recently qualified as a mountain bike instructor.

Jim has the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Instructors Award – MIAS
  • Lowland Expedition Leader – MLTA
  • BSc in Countryside Management
  • Assistant Coasteering Guide Competency Award
  • First Aid at Work Instructor

Kirsten

Maddy’s second in command. When this formidable duo are working together we challenge you to ask a question about the estate and its wildlife that they cannot answer.

Kirsten has the following qualifications:

  • Lowland Leader Award – MLTA
  • HND in Countryside Management
  • Assistant Coasteering Guide Competency Award

Alex

Alex is a brilliant geologist with a canny knack of finding great fossils. Before working with Lulworth Outdoors, she worked for a number of other outdoor education centres. Alex tirelessly volunteers outside work with cubs and scouts, enabling them to have amazing outdoor experiences.

Alex has the following qualifications:

  • BSc in Geology
  • BTEC in Sport (Outdoor Education)
  • Basic Expedition Leader Award
  • Archery Instructor – GBArchery