Nigel is a highly experienced educator and a dynamic presence in the classroom.
He has been decribed as an 'edu-tainer' bringing humour and a hi-energy approach to help children understand what can be difficult and upsetting global issues.
He is well known in schools across the whole of South Wales as the face of the Cardiff based rainforest charity Size of Wales. He began their Education Outreach Program in 2012 and over ten years visited 800 schools, working with in the region of 150,000 children. He is now looking to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to schools across the UK.
At the core of his education ethos is empowerment- he seeks not only to educate and raise awareness but to empower young people to create positive change in their world.
'We always thoroughly enjoy Nigel's sessions - always a perfect balance of information and fun! Inspiring the next generation!'
Claire Jones, yr 3 Teacher, Darran Park Primary School, January 2023
Ru Hartwell is a maverick forester from Mid-Wales, who has been planting trees to remove carbon from the atmosphere since 1983.
He believes that trees are our biggest ally in the battle to stop the planet overheating. He helped to set up the Welsh reforestation charity Size of Wales and currently runs the Community Carbon Link, a forestry project connecting Wales and Kenya that has so far planted 3/4 million trees.
Nigel at Trees for Change has teamed up with Ru to offer pupils across the UK the opportunity to raise funds funds for Community Carbon Link . Every penny will go to funding tree planting in the Bore region of Kenya (currently 20p per tree).