Lehla Eldridge
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Female, , birthday 7th October
Joined August 2017

I am an illustrator and an author of books, I have written a piece for The Guardian around unschooling. My children learn at home and are self directed learners, we travel as much as we can. I juggles my time between being with the kids and working on new books and projects.
I trained as an actress at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and wrote The South African Illustrated Cookbook, The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women and I also illustrated a kid's book by M.J. Amani called 'Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read' and 'I am Me, You, Us and We' by Caroline Trowbridge. I recently co authored with Anthony 'Jump', Fall, Fly - from schooling, to homeschooling, to unschooling' my art work can be seen at http://lehlaeldridge.wix.com/lehla- and I blog about unschooling at www.unschoolingthekids.com
I also perform with Hoodwink Theatre Company.


Key Skills





Our children
Looking at different cultures
The weather
Like minded alternative educators
Things that make me laugh and feel good
Creatives and creativity
Learning through living
Inspiring people


Co Author of Jump, Fall, Fly
Taught at an Italian homeschooling/democratic school in Italy
Co-founder/collaborator of alternative family school in Montagu, South Africa
Owned and ran The Succulent Cafe, Montagu, South Africa
Owned an apricot, grape and peach farm in Montagu, South Africa
Performer with Greg Thompson
Worked as a performer with Performance Artist Richard Layzell
Founded a theatre company and took a show to India to inaugurate the International Theatre Festival in Bombay


Kimm Fearnley and likes
04 April 2018, 10:18
Lehla Eldridge - Update
2 years 3 months ago
<a href="/profile/lehla-eldridge/status-update-lehla-eldridge-1522408578">The stories of trees and farmers</a>

Discover Treedom's reforestation projects in Africa, Latin America and Italy....

Lehla Eldridge
21 March 2018, 20:44
A little tale about our our First Exeter Beacon
Katherine Lucy Sang commented
12 March 2018, 19:38
Lehla Eldridge
12 March 2018, 18:40
I get asked a lot of questions about unschooling, as an unschooling parent who has been doing this for about 6 years now. So here is an excerpt from our book. Our answers to the commonly asked questions!
Kimm Fearnley and likes
21 February 2018, 20:12
Lehla Eldridge
21 February 2018, 17:26
Hoodwink Theatre Company takes theatre in to hospitals, from the Children's wards at Great Ormond Street Hospital, to the Alzheimer and Dementia wards at Chelsea and Westimnster. An interesting and beautiful journey in to the the heart of the NHS and using gentle theatre as a healing tool for recovery.
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20 February 2018, 17:05
Lehla Eldridge
19 February 2018, 15:49
That moment when the love affair with Parmesan is over. A piece about becoming a vegan family
Dana Amma-Day and likes
02 April 2018, 17:01
Lehla Eldridge
16 February 2018, 15:36
Bring your fire to our Exeter Beacon, sparks are flying as we gear up for an intimate, solstice shifting event and we discuss what sets us alight right now and how to move forward in to a new season refreshed and focused. We will leave behind all that we do not need from winter and step in to the spring with clarity action and connection, come and join us!
Pete Lawrence commented
28 September 2017, 8:09
Lehla Eldridge
26 September 2017, 11:09
I am a parent that is raising three self directed learners, throught out the process, my husband and I have realised that the first step to unschooling our kids was to unschool ourselves.