Tir Coed delivers outdoor curriculum-based sessions to school groups and provides training to classroom staff so that they can sustain outdoor learning.
In Neyland Community School, Tir Coed delivered a programme of grounds development activities; working with the children to improve the school grounds while the class teachers were given activities to follow that can be used again and differentiated for different year groups. These sessions culminated in a training day for staff to try out activities, linking them to the National Curriculum and developing them for their classes.
In Ceredigion, Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos School paid for the creation and installation of magical hand-crafted musical instruments, including a drum kit and a crocodile xylophone, designed in consultation with the pupils.
Tir Coed works with Primary and Secondary Schools, Pupil Referral Units, Elective Home Education Groups, Family Centres, Nurseries and Youth Centres.
Activities include: -
- One-day bespoke woodland sessions
- Short or long term outdoor learning programmes
- Staff Training
“Every week the session provides a real, purposeful context that we take back to class. The follow up tasks have full engagement as they are rooted in the pupils’ real experiences.” – Class Teacher, Pembrokeshire secondary school
If you would like to find out about how Tir Coed can support your education setting with outdoor provision, contact the Dysgu am Natur Coordinator: [email protected]
Dysgu am Natur is a progression from Dysgu am Goed through which Tir Coed have been supporting education settings to develop their outdoor provision. This, in no small part, has been a response to the effect of the pandemic on the wellbeing of pupils and staff alike.