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Julie Heyhoe-Kirkbride

Me professionally

In 1995 I chose to leave my career as a photographer in the Royal Air Force and study Sport and Outdoor Studies followed by a PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University. I love spending time outdoors and it felt like a natural choice to train as a Forest Schools leader to share my passion with the younger generation. I am also passionate about our environment and enjoy helping to build a sustainable future with our children by engaging with the Eco Schools award scheme.

Me personally:

I love all outdoor activities and spend many weekends kayaking, cycling, walking and running with my family. I am a run leader for our local Canicross group and enjoy social runs with like minded dog lovers. I enjoy trail and road running and my biggest achievements were running the Potters ‘Alf Marathon and Great North Run in 2019.

Random fact about me:

During my time in the RAF as a photographer I had the opportunity to fly over Antarctica testing cameras from the Falkland Islands. I also worked on a base with Sea King helicopters and was winched to and from lifeboats for various jobs. I got to play the casualty for practice drills but wasn’t overly keen on strapped to a winch stretcher! 

One of the most exciting things was being part of the ski race team, racing slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom and downhill. 


Why Edenhurst?

Why Edenhurst?