Pupils from St Michael's and St John's school copyright LDNPA
Schoolchildren on a bridge

Learning Coordinator

Behind the scenes with Anne Blackburn

Anne Blackburn

What do you do exactly?

It's a new role in which I will enable staff and volunteers to deliver excellent learning opportunities to visitors and residents using limited resources.

What's your background?

I was a secondary school science teacher then moved into environmental education with various charities. I then joined the Lake District National Park as Education Manager.

What's so special or important about the work you do?

Inspiring young people to enjoy and care for the Lake District National Park.

What are the best parts of the job?

Being out in the National Park with young people who are experiencing it for the first time. Working with like minded colleagues.

What are the worst parts of the job?

Rain and financial cuts.

What advice would you give to someone who would like to do this kind of job?

Get as much experience as you can of working with a wide range of people. Buy a quality wide-brimmed hat to keep the rain off your neck or face or glasses while you are teaching!

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