Roundhouse for Llangrannog
3:08pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
AS part of a new project by the Urdd to encourage sustainability, a group of volunteers from Ceredigion have been building a roundhouse in the Llangrannog Urdd Centre this week, which will be used for activities such as bird watching and bush craft.
The Urdd Sustainability Project, with its aim encouraging young people, families and the local community to live a more sustainable life, is worth £65,189 and is possible with the support of Natural Resource Wales (£15,000) and Ceredigion Social Enterprise Fund (£29,189).
The process of building the roundhouse, which is a great example of a building that has been created using only natural resources, is a joint project between the Urdd, Keep Wales Tidy, Trefi Taclus and a group of volunteers from Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi, Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, Coleg Ceredigion and local volunteers.
Huw Thomas Wood Occupation Lecturer and Course tutor, “Being part of building the roundhouse has been an invaluable experience for the young people. They have seen and worked with traditional techniques to achieve a truly remarkable building under the supervision of Tony Wrench. One student was amazed when he saw that the roof actually worked! I am sure that the experience will stay with them for ever”
During the next few months native trees will be planted in the land surrounding the roundhouse that will encourage biodiversity of the area, as well as helping to off set Llangrannog Urdd Centre’s carbon foot print.
Osian Jones, Urdd Sustainability Officer, added, “The roundhouse will provide an excellent outdoor class room, and will be a great addition to the sustainability courses offered. By using the centre’s ethos of ‘Learning through Activity’, we are confident that we can encourage children, young people and adults from all over Wales to play their part towards creating a Sustainable Wales.”
The roundhouse is the latest addition to a string of activities conducted as part of the Urdd’s Sustainability Project. The Llangrannog kitchen are already using vegetables planted in the new poly-tunnels by residents over the summer, and they will be starting on a new 50kw Solar Project in the near future.