Active Education Ltd has been in existence as a company offering outdoor education experiences and courses across a range of adventurous activities for only a few short weeks. It was launched in October 2016,
By comparison Nigel Flude, (its Founder and Director) has been a professional Outdoor Education Educator since 1995 when he qualified with a PGCE in Outdoor Education from University of Wales, Bangor, N.Wales. Since then Nigel has worked all around the UK and as far as away as New Zealand both as a mainstream teacher and as a freelance instructor teaching and developing Outdoor Education to a wide array of client groups and educational settings.
Since 2002 Nigel has been working for West Sussex Alternative Provision College, a West Sussex County-wide special-needs provision, developing Outdoor Education across the county both within the College and its mainstream partner schools. Nigel is passionate about outdoor education and has seen first-hand many times the positive impact it can have on anyone who takes part in structured outdoor education programmes.
Forest School is just one of the disciplines Nigel is qualified to teach and instruct and has been developing Forest School within WSAPC for the last 5years.
The Forest School programme that ActivEducation Ltd is launching in Bolnore is aimed at getting more young people involved in appreciating and working collegially with others in a woodland environment, and to have fun whilst being sensitive to our environment.
Nigel is also Group Scout Leader for Bolnore Village Scout Group that currently enjoys healthy membership across its two Beaver Colonies, Cub Pack and Scout Troop.
Nigel is also a member of Gateway Baptist Church, Burgess Hill and through the church co-ordinates a DofE Centre that currently has both Bronze and Silver teams progressing through their respective sections..
Nigel's qualifications and associations include:
BA (Hons) in Sport, Health and Physical Education
PGCE in Outdoor Education.
Member Institute of Outdoor Learning
Member British Mountaineering Council
Member British Canoe Union
Member Mountain Training Association
Member National Small-bore Rifle Association
West Sussex DofE Bronze, Silver, Gold expedition assessor.
Remote First Aid qualified through Wilderness Medicine
SWT Level 3 Forest School Instructor.
UKMTA SPA Climbing and Abseil Instructor
UKMTA Summer Mountain Leader
ESCA Mountain-Bike Leader
BCU Level 2 Canoe/Kayak Coach
Archery GB Level 1 Archery Coach
NSRA small-bore Rifle Instructor
RYA Safety Boat Driver
RYA Yacht Day Skipper
Nigel also holds a range of public limited insurance policies to coach, lead and instruct across all of the above disciplines.
Haywards Heath, RH16 9FR
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