Here at Williby Roc’s we aim to release children’s potential for creation and resourcefulness using reclaimed waste and natural materials from the world around us.

We are passionate about arts and crafts and we also care about our environment and the world we live in. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to create Williby Roc’s and start empowering children and adults to be more confident and sustainable within their communities while releasing their potential to become independent learners and crafters.

Our sessions have a friendly and relaxed feel and the children are encouraged and supported to craft freely and follow their own creative interests. We celebrate the seasons and our sessions and materials reflect the seasonal bounty of nature.
Danielle

Danielle Pollard

Danielle is our Education Director and has a long history of environmental education and engagement, working with many schools and community groups across the North East. She is passionate about Forest School and inspiring curiosity about the natural world and reconnecting people with nature.

  • MSc. Environmental Management
  • Forest School Leader
  • Coastal Schools Leader
  • Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • DBS Checked

Kaye

Kaye Symington

Kaye is our Creative Director and has a great knowledge, experience and love of art, horticulture and working outdoors with families and children.

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art – Painting and Drawing
  • Coastal School Leader
  • Level 3 BND in Horticulture
  • Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • DBS Checked

Joanna Tuck

We are thrilled to have Joanna Tuck on board as our Community Director. She manages Bilton Hall Community Trust, has a wealth of experience and most of all is absolutely passionate about people and communities. Joanna will take on an advisory role at Williby Roc’s CIC, offering her much valued support throughout.

Our History

Williby Roc’s was created in April 2016 as a response to intensive waste producing birthday parties and celebrations. We wanted to offer an environmentally friendly alternative for people who are more Earth minded and wanted to see change in the way parties are prepared and delivered.

There was a huge response to our offer and Williby Roc’s soon diversified into delivering events and workshops, inspiring children and families to use materials that are easily at hand to craft and create with. We have worked with a huge number of community groups, schools and local businesses across the North East, promoting a more environmentally friendly way of living.

In May 2018, Williby Roc’s transformed from a for-profit partnership into a Community Interest Company. We made the decision to enter the wonderful world of Social Enterprise as our work has always focussed around helping our local community and educating children, families and schools about the wonderful world around us and now we are able to access funding and our profits will be reinvested back into the CIC to fund more fabulous projects for the local community.

Together, we aim to make Williby Roc’s the very best it can be and help as many people as we can.