Local schools get National Park Ambassador status

This week the National Park Authority launched its new School Ambassador Scheme to give local school children a chance to get into the great outdoors to learn why their National Park is such a special place and find out more about how and why it is a protected landscape.  The National Park Authority has developed new resources for teachers to use out and about in the Park with primary school children.  The new lessons are based around encouraging children to not only appreciate the protected landscape they are learning in but also developing outdoor activity skills and their confidence to take part in them.

The National Park Authority’s Education Team has worked with three local schools to design the pilot project.  The three pilot schools; Crickhowell Community Primary School, Mount Street Junior School and Talgarth Primary School were awarded National Park Ambassador School status at a ceremony this week.

Cllr Anne Webb – a Member for the National Park – was on hand to congratulate the schools involved and commented:  “ We are delighted that these local schools have become Ambassador Schools, we are really proud of what they have already achieved in helping to develop the project which we are launching to other schools.

“Going forward our Education team are on hand to work with any schools interested in getting out and about in the National Park and becoming Ambassador Schools – we hope they will get in touch so we can help their teachers and children start getting even more out of learning in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. There  is information on our website or teachers could call us directly.”

The development of the Ambassador School scheme has been supported by Natural Resource Wales and the Physical Education and School Sports fund. To find out more about National Park Ambassador Schools please contact the Education Team, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority. educationemail@beacons-npa.gov.uk; 01874 6224437