Our Team.

Our Core team are joined by various specialist instructors as and when required. 

Peter has  over 15 years of experience in working with young people in the outdoors. He is a qualified Activity Instructor as well as having a diploma in education studies and a plethora of activity specific qualifications. 

He has worked within the major outdoor providers in the country both as an instructor and a staff trainer, has experience as a youth worker with both NCS and the Princes Trust and has worked as an external specialist for Pupil Referral Units. 

He is a qualified Mountain Leader, Paddle sport Leader, Caving & Climbing Instructor and is always updating and expanding his knowledge. 

In 2017 he founded ARC adventures to specialise in developing unique courses within the outdoors to address specific issues that certain client groups present and to try and push forward the quality of what outdoor education is capable of. 

 

He has been successfully delivering these to schools, challenging groups and Pupil Referral Units ever since.

He is also an avid Climber, Caver, Builder, Philosopher & Explorer who on a wet day can be found in a board game café eating ice cream.

Clare is a practicing artist with 20 years’ experience teaching adults and young people. She weaves  her artwork from plastic rubbish discovering and celebrating the ingenuity of human invention.  

 

This is also how she approaches her teaching. Using art to teach new skills, grow confidence and give practical expression to hopes, dreams and emotions.  She has always designed her projects to stimulate and facilitate her students unique creativity, rather than specifying what they will make. She sees her job as predicting potential materials and processes that may be used, and teaching the most appropriate techniques to make the students ideas come alive.

 

Through her partnership with Peter’s work in the outdoors, her workshops take his life changing activities and use them to inspire totemic objects that crystallise the emotional realisations they have had in their adventures.

She lives in the Brecon Beacons and manages the Lavender Project, a site that for the last 5 years has housed adults needing space away from various lives in the mainstream. Using construction, gardening, cooking and communal living to expand the possibilities of alternative methods of living, being and often healing.