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New education officer appointed at Delamere

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Helena Perry

The Forestry Commission has appointed a new education officer at Delamere Forest.

Helena Perry, 25, from Runcorn, who has a degree in animal science, has moved to the Forestry Commission after working as an education officer at the Lancashire Wildlife Trust for the past two years.

Helena has also worked as an education officer at Kingswood Education and Adventure centre, in North Wales, and has taught wildlife conservation in the South American country of Equador.

She said:

“I’m delighted to have joined the team at Delamere and I am really looking forward to teaching the kids about the abundance of wildlife that we have got living in Delamere Forest.

“This forest is a green haven for thousands of people living in and around Cheshire and I am excited about the potential to develop schemes such as a Forest School.”

Helena will be trialling Forest School - which is a concept which originated in Denmark and is now popular in the south of England – in the new year.

A Forest School is a way of working with children outdoors, helping them learn, whilst developing physically, emotionally and socially and forming a close relationship with the environment.  The sessions are child-led and child-initiated and aim to allow the child to follow their own interests and develop at their own pace.

More information on the Forest School trial is available by calling Helena Perry on 01606 884936.

For more information about Delamere Forest please visit

Notes to Editors

The Forestry Commission is the largest provider of countryside recreation in Britain with responsibility for over one million hectares (2.4 million acres) of forest, woodlands and open countryside. The North West England Forest District covers the Lake District in Cumbria, the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The forests today are managed for conservation, wildlife, landscape and recreation as well as providing a valuable source of timber.


Helena Perry on 01606 884936