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Using woodlands to develop language and numeracy, and to promote wellbeing through connection with nature

Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Wednesday 22 March 2023 15:45 – 6:15pm

Training aimed at KS2 and KS3 teachers, other educators are welcome too

I offer:

  • Educational walks and tours outdoors

  • Field work trips tailored for you

  • Support for developing use of your school grounds for learning

  • Creative practitioner

  • Development and management of fieldwork projects

  • Support to develop and lead school visits

  • Organise and lead outdoor training for teachers and other educators 

  • Lead themed walks

  • Lead outdoor activities 

  • Lead field work actvities

  • Support for temporary and short-term projects 

  • Welsh and English  language delivery

  • Qualified Mountain Leader

  • Qualified Sea Kayak Coach and Leader

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Aim: Provide practical experience of educational strategies and ideas that use woodlands to develop language and numeracy skills (both Welsh and English), by using activities that encourage a connection with nature that in turn supports wellbeing.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of ancient trees and forests and different strategies for working out the age of trees

  • Explore fun activities for language development (second language or mother tongue) and promoting creative writing

  • Develop awareness of the importance of ancient trees for wildlife and people by using different methods that promote contact with nature

  • Develop wildlife identification skills including trees

  • New ideas for educational activities and games

Thanks to the Celtic Rainforest project funding we can offer the day and refreshments for free.

To reserve your place contact: Anita Daimond, Antur Natur, remember to provide your contact details, your school/organisation and your dietary requirements

Celtic Rainforest
Offering outdoor learning experiences tailored to your needs ...

Anita's main interest is creating and supporting others to create fun outdoor learning experiences. She draws on both her experiences of teaching fieldwork and leading outdoor activities to deliver a bespoke service. She has studied education to Masters level and believes in using methods that promote experiential learning and creativity. She is in her element developing and leading new educational experiences in Welsh or English.  



With experience of teaching ecology to A level, a degree in environmental science and a strong interest in wildlife; Anita can provide nature learning experiences in a range of habitats. 

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Anita has taught Geography to A level including fieldowrk linked to the new WJEC specification. She can lead groups herself or in partnership with an outdoor centre.

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Anita led a people engagement programme over 6 years for Gwynedd Archaeological Trust. She enjoys developing and leading archaeological projects for children and young people.

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Spring Special: Biology fieldwork focused on developing oracy skills

There will be dates available during 2023 for local schools announced soon.

The day will include a nature study of the rocky shore in Menai Bridge together with discussion of key contemporary environmental issues which will develop group work and oracy skills. 

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