Who and How?

My name is Kevin Cotter and I work as a storyteller, farm based educator and local food shopkeeper! I used to be a teacher and have worked for 17 years as a classroom teacher at St Davids CofE Primary School in Exeter. 

So ...
I decided to move on from full time classroom based teaching in order to reflect on what is important in education and explore a range of interesting projects involving storytelling, farm based learning and local food!

I am working with ...
I am now working closely with organicARTS and Love Local Food. Based around Exeter, Devon these two organisations share the focus of engaging people's interest in and awareness of food, farming and the environment. Love Local Food is re-engaging with the tradition of the grocer's van selling locally produced food in and around the city. OrganicARTS develops projects involving art, education and rural issues from its base at West Town Farm, Ide.

... and most especially ...
I work with my wife, Jo Cotter, on enthusiastic and creative play and education projects linked with food, farming and the natural world.

How does it work?
I can work on either a supply basis or as a visiting educator or artist. As a supply teacher I can take a class or work  across the school for the day. An artist or educator visit can be for a little as half an hour to a project extended over a season.

How much does it cost?
Educator rates are negotiable but are generally around £120 / day.

Shorter sessions are priced through negotiation and discussion!

I am keen to work in interesting ways with interesting people and am therefore engaged in identifying funding to support the projects. The best work comes from established relationships and these need time to grow.

When can sessions take place?
Whenever you like providing there is space in the diary! The best thing to do is drop me an email saying what you are interested in and we can work from there. I look forward to hearing from you!

Phone : 07871260009
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