Fresh air and open spaces inspire autumn learning
1:16pm Monday 16th September 2013 in What's on
PEMBROKESHIRE Coast National Park Authority Discovery staff are back in business this autumn to help teachers make the most of the outdoors in their lessons.
Hot on the heels of recent successful in-service training for teachers are two new sessions, Mucky Maths and Words in Wellies, available for school groups.
The new inspiring sessions have been designed to enable teachers to take numeracy and literacy lessons outdoors, and have been developed from the new subject guidance issued to schools.
The Authority’s sessions are available in woodland, on the beach or in the river, as well as at Carew Castle and Tidal Mill and Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort.
Children use Maths or English to give meaning to life in the Iron Age or Tudor times and to understand why much of a person’s day was spent simply surviving.
“Autumn is the perfect time for children to get outdoors”, explained National Park Discovery Ranger Craig Stringer.
“Everything is changing as the natural world makes its colourful preparations for the quieter, but challenging season of winter, and is providing a fruitful harvest for wildlife.
“It’s a fantastic time for children to discover, build, question, and to have fun.”
He added: “These sessions are not just about learning new skills but also about being able to apply them in a local setting which is fun and inspiring.”
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