Luke Funnell works as an outdoor learning facilitator leading transformative woodland projects for children teenagers and adults. He is a qualified forest school leader and advanced level bushcraft instructor and has spent the last 2 years training in nature connection and and nature philosophy based on Native American teachings including rights of passage and quest work.
Luke has over 18 years of experience working with children and teenagers as a youth worker, mentor, teacher, coach, playworker, behaviour adviser and residential social worker. The work he is most skilled in and passionate about is working with young people with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
“I have been working with many of the most at risk and vulnerable young people in society for most of my career; without doubt the most important and profound changes I have witnessed in these individuals is when I work with them in nature. I passionately believe in the therapeutic and transformative effects of working with people in this way. I enjoy engaging and inspiring people to be outdoors more and I feel it is my purpose to help people connect with themselves, with others and with nature, to re wild people and our communities.”