Dysgu Am Goed - New Staff
Written by Tir Coed / Thursday 02 November 2017
A new project can only mean one thing - new staff. We welcome two members of staff on board who will be working hard to develop and deliver the Dysgu am Goed project in Ceredigion.
Lowri Hopkins - Dysgu am Goed Development Officer
Lowri is a familiar face at Tir Coed and has worked here since June 2016, starting on a Jobs Growth Wales Placement. Since then, she has held many roles and as part of her previous role with Tir Coed she assisted the Director with the extensive consultation prior to the success of the Dysgu am Goed funding. Now, she is tasked with developing and adapting the Teaching Trees programme for the pilot in Ceredigion.
Children in general spend too much time in front of screens and we need to get them out into the woods and teaching them in a fun, natural environment where they don’t realise they’re learning!
Emma Keegan - Dysgu am Goed Education Officer
Emma is a new face here at Tir Coed. Emma has a FDSC in Countryside management and conservation and has previously worked as a primary school assistant. Emma's main role will be to deliver the programme in Ceredigion Primary Schools. She will work closely with Lowri to develop the sessions before heading out into the schools local woodlands to teach them about trees, woodland management and the natural environment whilst keeping all activities linked to the Welsh Curriculum.
I applied for the Dysgu am Goed position because I believe educating children about the natural environment is key to inspiring future conservationists. The opportunity to be outdoors is important for developing new skills and for maintaining a connection with nature, it’s so rewarding to see children enjoying themselves learning and exploring in the woodland. My children love a woodland walk and I believe it’s so good for their health and well-being.