Celebrating the great outdoors as a place for learning

By Mike Lewis in Education

SCHOOLS from across Pembrokeshire came together at the Field Studies Council’s Orielton Field Centre recently to celebrate the great outdoors as a place for learning.

Organised by the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools partnership, the event sought to highlight the importance of outdoor learning for children of all ages.

More than 130 children took part including pupils from Ysgol Bro Dewi VA, and St Dogmaels CP School.

Each of the schools was invited to attend because of their great work in the outdoors over the past year.

Pembrokeshire-born Tori James, who became the first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest at the age of 25, was on hand to present certificates. She also gave an inspirational talk to the children on the value of outdoor adventure for young people.

Following presentations by a number of the children, pupils participated in a programme of inspiring activities provided by Darwin Science, the Field Studies Council, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Sport Pembrokeshire and Sustainable Schools Pembrokeshire.

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