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My Local Area

A whole set of activities dedicated to learning about – and improving – your local area.

Ysgol Clywedog – Tyfu Project

Since its conception in September 2019, the Tyfu Project run by the newly formed School Eco-Action Taskforce has gone from strength to strength. The initial aim of the project was to take over a disused boggy sports field and turn it into a haven of biodiversity and outdoor learning. The pupils (aged 11-16) meet every […]

Bring colour and wildlife to your school and help our bees and other pollinators

This year, we have partnered once again with the national education initiative, Grow Wild, to supply your school with free UK native wildflower seeds in April 2020. You will also receive an email with step-by-step growing advice to help your group grow flowers this year and next. We love to inspire positive actions for nature with new learning, community […]

Working the Natural Environment

The natural environment is used in lots of different ways: some people use it just for leisure and fun, like a trip to a beach or a forest; and other people use it as a resource. There are jobs that rely on the natural environment everywhere you look – you can even find urban farmers in the middle of our biggest cities. This activity will encourage students to learn about the industries that rely on their local environment, wherever they are.

Local Safari

This activity will help students understand some of the obvious and lesser-known creatures which live in their local area, and gain insight as to how these animals provide food for one another. This could encompass a simple forage around the school grounds, or could be expanded to a half-day visit to the beach, forest or park. Don’t be put off if you’re city-based – you’ll find just as much biodiversity, often more, if you look hard enough!

Local Environment Mapping

This activity will help students gain a deeper understanding of the geography, geology, flora and fauna of their local area, working collaboratively. They’ll investigate not only the physical layout of the area, but also what makes up the surface features, and how plants and animals have taken advantage of these features and the resources they provide.