Demelza joined Resource Futures in 2011. She leads the education team in Devon, working on waste and sustainability projects within schools across the county. A qualified teacher, Demelza is responsible for delivering workshops and assemblies, developing new programmes and teaching resources and the day-to-day management of the Devon Waste Education contract. Her main areas of interest are primary education and composting in schools.
With several years’ experience of education across all age groups, including post-16, and having worked in a variety of settings, including primary schools and outdoor education, Demelza brings a wealth of experience to the team. She draws upon her knowledge of the curriculum and challenges faced by schools to design and deliver coherent and engaging programmes of education on waste, composting and energy issues.
Demelza has led and worked on large-scale education projects including ‘Composting in Schools’, which delivered practical training, specialised composting equipment, workshops, assemblies and networking events to many schools. More recently she has developed the ‘Compost Curriculum’ - a handbook resource for schools to incorporate composting into their teaching and curriculum planning.