The Team

Jessica Hernandez – Artist and Forest School Leader


After graduating from a Speech and Drama training in 2006, I spent much of my early professional life touring educational plays and stories across the UK and parts of Europe. I soon discovered a passion for working with younger audiences and bringing theatrical experiences to children who might never have set foot inside a theatre. I trained with Vivian Gladwell from Nose to Nose and have also been working as a Clowning workshop facilitator since 2008. 

I graduated from my Forest School Leader training in spring 2022. Combining storytelling with Forest School activities in three wonderful woodland settings in Aberdeen and Shire is a dream come true.

Ruben (9) and Leon (7) – Assistants

Leon (left) and Ruben (right)

My children’s natural habitat is the great outdoors. Thanks to these two woodland squirrels, I have discovered that a muddy puddle and a handful of sticks make some of the best playthings. You might occasionally meet Ruben and Leon at a Woodland Whispers session.

Berry – Branch Manager

Berry the Labrador Therapet may be occasionally accompanying me to our sessions. She loves children and is very calm around them. Please get in touch if you or your child are scared of or allergic to dogs.