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  • Kenfig Nature Reserve Packs

  • Pecyn Gweithgaredd TeuluGwarchdofa Natur Genedlaethol Cynffig

    A Family Activity pack has been developed enabling families to undertake rich educational activities within the Nature Reserve without the assistance of the Warden

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  • Pecyn Ysgol Gwarchodfa Natur Genedlaethol Cynffig

    A Schools Activity Pack has been developed enabling Teachers to undertake rich educational activities within the Nature Reserve without the assistance of the Warden

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  • Gwarchodfa Natur Genedlaethol Cynffig Rhai syniadau ar gyfer astudiaethau ecolegol Ôl-16

    A FE & HE Activity Pack has been developed enabling lecturers and students to undertake activities within the Nature Reserve without the assistance of the Warden

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Key Information

Environmental education is critical in increasing access to rural green space. Reach has worked with local schools to develop a programme that allows teachers to identify and access rural green space in Bridgend that they can use with their classes for educational activities. Reach identified this idea as an innovative mechanism for encouraging more use of green space in Bridgend, enabling teachers to join Bridgend Outdoor Schools and take their learners outside all year and in all weathers. 

Bridgend Outdoor Schools consists of a teacher’s pack and accompanying Family Activity booklet. The teacher’s pack contains lesson plans linked to the curriculum and the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF). This was produced for Bridgend Outdoor Schools in 2014 and is hosted on the Bridgend Natural Neighbourhoods where it can be accessed for free by teachers and families.

In 2016 an extension of Bridgend Outdoor Schools has been developed with activities to maximise the use of Kenfig National Nature Reserve as a focus of outdoor education in Bridgend.

A Teacher’s Pack, a Further & Higher Education Pack and accompanying Family Activity pack, have been developed for inclusion in the Bridgend Outdoor Schools project. These new packs build on and complement the existing materials, enabling teachers to undertake rich educational activities within the Nature Reserve without the assistance of the Warden.  An additional Kenfig specific family pack has also been added to Bridgend Outdoor Schools, and for the first time materials aimed at higher and further education students has been developed too.

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