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Sticks and Stones Outdoor Learning is the creation of Sheena O’Leary, a qualified teacher with over 13 years of outdoor learning experience.

Sheena is a qualified Forest School leader, trainer and member of the Outdoor Learning Training Network and Outdoor Learning Wales.

Sheena has worked for Forestry Commission Wales and Natural Resources Wales in educational roles and is passionate about connecting learners to nature.

Sheena has all manner of activities available for both adults and children alike, so if you're interested in getting closer to nature, check out her outdoor education services HERE.


Sheena's sessions are fantastic. She gives the children freedom within limits and through her well planned sessions they are able to develop new skills and learn how to problem solve and build up their resilience. They often come back from the session covered in mud with massive grins of delight. It's an aspect all children should have the opportunity to enjoy in childhood

E Izzidien, Director at Cardiff Montessori School

Sheena is a creative, fun, highly qualified Forest School Leader - she understands children and each of their individual needs, knowing fully how to get the best out of them

Sonja Jones - Educator

We joined the Survival Challenge for the first time on Sunday and my (almost) five year old loved it! Den building, fire making, flag & mud painting, smores making & hot chocolate in the woods.. a perfect morning! My son thoroughly enjoyed it, thanks Sheena!

Rachel Jones - Parent

The twiglets sessions are brilliant. My daughter started going at 18 months old and Sheena manages the mix of ages very well (approx 18months - 4years). Daughter loves the sessions, being outside, playing with leaves and twigs, mud painting, and discovery walks.

Liz Bedford - Parent

Fab survival and den building session today. My 7 year old and I really loved meeting other families and working together to make a shelter. Definitely recommended

Donna Bean Stevenson - Parent

My 2½ year old loves the weekly twiglets sessions. He is so engaged in all the activities, loves the variety of activities that Sheena aims at the correct level for their age. My son 6 attended the survival challenge on the weekend and loved every minute, didn't want to come home! Highly recommend!!

Michelle Lewis - Parent