Health, Education & Learning case studies webpage

There is a lot of excellent practice going on across Wales with different groups using the natural environment to maximise health, learning and education opportunities.  On this page we share the case studies that have featured in our monthly Education & Learning newsletter to give you ideas on how you can develop or improve what you do at your setting.

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Ysgol Abererch, Pwllheli share their thoughts on school gardening 

Pupils from Ysgol Abererch, Pwllheli, winners of the S4C ‘School garden of the year competition 2021’, take a break from growing flowers, herbs and leeks to share their thoughts on school gardening.

“It’s not revolutionary or hard.  We’re just ordinary kids who have taken small steps to make our corner of the world greener”

Watch a video of the learners and their teacher discussing their efforts.

Making the most of the outdoors to tackle loneliness 

How can the natural environment be used to tackle loneliness? Here are some ideas we’ve come up with. 

Flintshire teacher puts NRW enviro-crime training into practice

Following training from Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Megan Hughes, a Year 3 teacher at Ysgol Sychdyn, Flintshire decided to put the 'From Crime to Courtroom: Enviro crime’ training to life.

Teacher describes flytipping investigation during Wales Outdoor Learning Week as “one of the most memorable, AMAZING weeks in my teaching career!” 

“Here comes the sun” – customs celebrating the onset of summer from around the world

Most people are aware of how Christmas is celebrated around the world, but have you ever asked your learners to pause for thought and investigate how the arrival of summer is celebrated?

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