We only have one Earth. At The Hive, we believe that tomorrow's most
formidable innovators will be children who can apply creative,
digital and scientific skills to sustainability challenges.


We help create nature-based learning and sustainability programmes fit for the 21st Century.
By truly understanding young people's motivations and by applying creative and digital skills to environmental challenges, 
we develop innovative experiences that build competences, support action and deliver impact. 

We work with the private, social enterprise and third sectors, as well as schools and outdoor learning settings.
 

what we do
 

We understand what motivates young people in outdoor learning and environmental sustainability
We develop outdoor and sustainability programmes that are creative, relevant and rooted in skill development
We create live and digital experiences, workshops and events that enthuse, challenge and help trigger change

 

our team
 

caroline leroi: Insight, planning and strategy

Caroline has over 15 years of experience of delivering high profile engagement and education programmes through insight, strategy and creativity for organisations such as Unilever, adidas, Into Film, vInspired, The Skills Show, Anglian Water, Lloyd's Banking Group and Nike. Prior to setting up The Hive, Caroline was Group Strategy Director at National Schools Partnership, a multi-award winning social change agency that engages young people, schools and communities through education. She developed and led Marks & Spencer's award winning education programme, School of Fish, an initiative designed to inspire 400,000 primary school pupils across the UK to learn and take action to help protect the future of fish. She was also instrumental in the development and success of Let's Grow, Morrisons' flagship community gardening programme, engaging over 26,000 schools around the country. 


marlon gibbins: Outdoor and forest school based learning

Marlon has 15 years of experience in both formal and informal education settings. Marlon is a trained teacher with extensive knowledge of national curriculums and national developments in education. He has been a Level 3 Advanced Forest School Leader since 2014 and has engaged young people in nature and sustainability in a range of settings, from Environmental Action Officer at London Youth through to leading the delivery of 'Taking nature to the street' for London Play.  He is a winner of the ‘Greening the Third Sector’ category at the Sustainable City Award 2012 for the delivery of London Youth’s Urban Nature programme.


Daniel Thompson: game-led learning and education technology

Dan is a postgraduate in Digital Games Design from Brunel University with a passion for making sure learning never feels like learning. Dan works for The Hive on a part-time basis, whilst developing his own venture: Block Stop. Block Stop creates live, interactive games designed to incorporate digital technologies in innovative ways whilst drawing from both theatre and gaming conventions. His most recent production was showcased at the Soho Theatre and Southwark Playhouse in London. With over 10 bespoke Hive missions under his belt in the past 18 months, Dan’s creativity and flair for 'live learning' has set him up to take the lead on game-led learning and technology. 
 

KATIE MCLACHLAN: EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANCY

Profile coming soon. 

 

 

WHY WORK WITH US


The Hive's consultancy offer is built on 3 years of seeing first hand just how effective our approach is at nurturing creativity and skill development in nature for the purpose of innovation and environmental sustainability. The team has a combined 40 years of experience of delivering such programmes, both for private sector companies looking to develop impactful community and sustainability programmes and for third sector organisations wanting to better engage young people in the outdoors through social action. Some of the projects we have delivered to date include curriculum-based programmes for primary schools, third sector social change research and team workshops for social enterprises. Please email team@thehive-kids.com to find out more.