Willa Douglas runs Wild for Words, supporting children in small groups, building their relationship with words through imaginative activity so that they read with their feelings and write with their souls. She has worked with children all her life, partly as an aid worker, organising programmes for separated and unaccompanied children in Africa and as a teacher - ranging from teaching in open air schools in India, Africa, and for a short while in the Calais jungle - to working in small independent and state schools in Paris, Oxford and London.

In Willa’s most recent role, (Head of English and teacher of Years 5 and 6 in North Oxfordshire) outdoor learning was central to the curriculum and confidence building a key part of the school’s ethos.