Living Levels has launched a new learning resource for those working with children and young people, focusing on a unique environment in South Wales.
The resource is designed to link the Curriculum for Wales to the fascinating local heritage of the Gwent Levels landscape. The activities included in the resource will provide learning practitioners with the information and context needed to inspire young learners to connect with this special area, both in the classroom and outdoors .
The resource is freely available to download from the Living Levels website. A limited number of professional learning training places are being put on by the creators of the resource over two sessions on June 6th and July 8th to encourage its use. These sessions are FREE for school based staff with a contribution available for supply cover.
Alongside the new resource, primary schools in the Gwent Levels will also be offered free copies of a brand new children’s fictional book about prehistoric life on the Gwent Levels before they were reclaimed from the Sea in Roman times. Entitled ‘The Boar with the Apples on his Tusks”, it tells the story of a local family of hunter-gatherers and has been written by Dr Jennifer Foster who has spent a lifetime studying the intertidal archaeology of the Severn Estuary.
The launch of the book and new learning resource is part of a wider effort to engage schools in outdoor learning and local heritage under the Living Levels programme. There are plenty of other opportunities for schools and learning groups to get involved with the Living Levels now and over the next two and a half years. Current opportunities include a programme of workshops with schools providing a mixture of theatre, and public art as well as a range of facilitated outdoor learning sessions at a range of partner sites. A contribution to transport costs may be available on request.
To find out more about the learning resources and to book a place on the professional learning days, email Kathy Barclay.