A local Goudhurst man, Sandy Elsworth, is a registered STEM Ambassador, and has been working with Kent schools for a number of years. He offers his time to come into schools to assist teachers in introducing and inspiring children in the natural world.
Sandy is a Geologist and Hydrogeologist with years of experience in gold mining and prospecting in South Africa and Zimbabwe, and supporting water projects across Africa. He has been working in the south east of England and in African countries as a hydrogeologist in water resource planning over the past 20 years. He continues to work with South East Water and other companies in long term water resource management, but he keeps time for his passion: inspiring children.
Sandy Elsworth has been a governor at Horsmonden Primary School for nearly 20 years, including stints as Chair of Governors. He has spent time in the classroom and the field with pupils from Horsmonden school, and other Primary and Secondary Schools over the past years, unravelling the wonder of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, geological processes as well as fossil hunting.
He brings into the classroom rock samples from his travels around the world to be felt, weighed and experienced by the children. His infectious enthusiasm brings life to the magic of earth processes and the deep time history of the earth – and the universe, and ourselves.
With his African stories and the “Scroll of the Cosmos” which unwinds the 13.7 billion year history of our cosmos, he entertains and challenges school assemblies with their place in the unfolding story. He has a unique collection of homin fossils from Southern Africa to excite students in the human story, to make it Our Story.
He is available for bookings for teachers who want a Geologist or Hydrogeologist to work with them during the relevant stage of the curriculum on Rocks and Soils, Water, Stone Age, etc. Sandy can also support assemblies in Schools, introducing the unfolding evolutionary story of the universe and the ongoing creative spirit present within us and all creation within a geological framework.
"Sandy is available for bookings for teachers who want a Geologist or Hydrogeologist to work with them during the relevant stage of the curriculum on Rocks and Soils, Water, Stone Age."