Elisabeth Kelly is a Principal Early Years Teacher with Midlothian Council with over 15 years' experience of working with children.She recently graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh in Learning for Sustainability and has become passionate about environment and place education. She believes it is important for children to connect with nature outside of forest and woodlands, which is currently a dominant narrative in education and society. She likes to encourage children to relate to the places they actually live in. For most children this is in an urban environment. There are few quality books that show the beauty of wild animals and plants in towns and cities. There are also few elves, fairies or magic people portrayed living in these environments and Elisabeth feels passionately that children should grow up believing there is wonder and magic where they live.
She is also a mum to two young children, one of whom is neurodiverse. She is a poet and writer. She has a Slim poetry pamphlet published by HydridDreich, a memoir/poetry chapbook due to be published early 2021 by Selcouth Station and another poetry pamphlet due to be published later in 2021 by Hedgehog Poetry Press. More information about her writing can be found at www.elisabethkelly.com and she tweets @eekelly22.