Goldcrest Outdoor Education

Opening minds to the great outdoors

Emily Chittenden

An ecologist and outdoor instructor, Em specialises in natural history and field studies and has worked with RSPB, Natural England, Broads Authority and, most recently, National Trust. She has a post-graduate diploma in Conservation Management, is a qualified primary school teacher and has been working in the environmental and outdoor education sector for the past 15 years. A qualified mountain bike leader and former Level 2 kayak coach, she brings a wealth of teaching experience and leading groups in the great outdoors. She also has a thoroughly well-travelled one-person backpackers tent, a 3-person adventure tent and 6-person family tent. And two very active young boys…

Nigel Stannett

From a retail marketing background, Nige’ is a specialist in energy education having been regional operations manager for the Energy Saving Trust and acting manager for the award-winning “Energy Busters” schools programme. He has volunteered with BTCV and Norfolk Wildlife Trust and his most recent role has been with the National Trust as an outdoor activity instructor. He is a British Canoe Union Level 2 coach in paddlesport, a Level 2 mountain bike leader, a Royal Yachting Association Level 2 Powerboat and Safety Boat driver and Forest School Level 1 practitioner. You may have spotted Nige’ paddling down the river in his canoe or camping in Ruby his 1970 VW campervan.

Emily and Nigel trade as Goldcrest Education



We are a Community Interest Company (CIC). Our company number is 9515765

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