Patrick Harrison is an experienced outdoor learning educator and trainer of Forest School Leaders, as well as an accomplished illustrator. Through his personal struggles as a child bewildered by schooling, Patrick developed a passion for alternative learning processes. He recognized the vitally important role of creativity in education for developing flexibility in thinking, confidence, and self-esteem. Patrick also developed a thorough understanding of the effects of doing, playing, and deep-level learning as a catalyst for fundamental development and lasting change.
Patrick’s background is in creative expression, through professional painting, graphic design and environmental arts. He taught reflexive art classes for many years, as well as drumming and rhythm in schools and for adults with special needs.
As a full-time level-4 Forest School trainer, Patrick has trained hundreds of teachers, independent practitioners, and other professionals to deliver Forest School programs throughout the UK.