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I am a French speaking tour guide with 27 years experience guiding specialist and general groups from the UK and from Overseas. My primary aim as a guide is to "welcome, inform and entertain" in equal measure. The most common feedback I get is that I deliver "just the right combination of information and humour". I am also regularly told that I am "good with teenagers, as well as with adults"
I offer walking and coach tours of Bath, Bristol, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stroud and the Valleys, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Oxford, Birmingham and more. I am currently developing walks related to Stroud, and The Stroud Cloth Industry; The Stroudwater and Thames and Severn Canals; Arts, Trades and Crafts in The Cotswolds. I also offer walks in and around Stratford House, aka The Museum in the Park, Stroud, where I also work. Please get in touch if you would like materials and activities designed for your group, or if you have a special interest group.
I understand the practical requirements of leaders of school and college groups, having myself designed, organised and led many such groups myself, as Tutor, and as Excursions and Events Leader/ Social Programme Co-ordinator. I have also been heavily involved in designing and delivering Theme based Activities/Projects and Materials for groups and individuals, as a Guide, Academic Tutor and Examiner. I have over 35 years experience as a Tutor and Examiner of English as a Foreign Language in the UK and abroad for a variety of Companies and Schools, including: City of Bath College; The Bell School, Bath; Oxford Intensive School, Bristol; Embassy Study Tours, Brighton and Hove; The British Council, Oporto, Portugal; Inlingua Sprachschule, Essen, Germany; Lycee Pablo Picasso, Fontenay-sous-Bois, France. I have also worked for the International Baccalaureate Office at Bath University, and was Foreign Language Exams Co-Ordinator for The London Chamber of Commerce at Lansdown School of Languages, Bath.
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|BRONZE AGE LANDSCAPES: STONE CIRCLES, HENGES AND BARROWS.STONEHENGE, AVEBURY, ULEY, MYMPSFIELD, THE TOOTS|
|COTSWOLDS TOURS AND WALKS|
|ARTS, MUSIC, THEATRE|
|TOURS, WALKS AND ACTIVITIES FOR OVERSEAS AND EDUCATIONAL GROUPS. GENERAL AND THEMED|
|THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EDMUND GILLING HALLEWELL JUNIOR, ARTIST AND SOLDIER, OF PAINSWICK AND STROUD. THE CRIMEA.|
|STROUD WALKING TOURS. SLAD VALLEY: LAURIE LEE|
|ARTS AND CRAFTS: STROUD, SAPPERTON, CHIPPING CAMPDEN|
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Stroud and West of England Cloth Industry. Tennis balls to Snooker Tables. Mill Visits. Working Water Wheel and other Mill Visits can be arranged.
Bath, Bristol, Cardiff,Oxford, Stratford, Birmingham, London, Stroud, Painswick, Slad Valley/Laurie Lee Country, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester
Tours, Familiarisation trips for overseas groups and leaders, twinning tours.
Tours/activities for UK and overseas school groups/EFL groups
South West, South Cotswolds, North Cotswolds/Romantic Road, Bristol & Bath/ Forest of Dean. Cardiff, Birmingham, Warwick, Stratford
|Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts||
Cotswold Arts and Crafts, Arts and Crafts Movement, Stroud, Sapperton, Selsley, Chipping Campden.
Nature and wild-life walks, alternative energy/re-cycling
Rodborough and Minchinhampton Commons, Selsley. Slad Valley, Frith Wood, Uplands, Bisley and Lypiatt.
Museum in the Park, Stroud. Guided Tours of the Museum. Walks, Talks on the History and Landscape of Stratford Park, and the Mini Arboretum.
DIP RSA TEFL; PGCE; BA HONS