About Us

Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools (PODS) developed as the result of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) formed in Pembrokeshire in 2010. The PLC included head teachers, teachers, local authority advisors and key strategic partners. Since then it has grown into a dynamic partnership bringing together diverse knowledge and expertise.

Our Partners

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s Discovery and Ranger teams have a wealth of experience and expertise in the delivery of interesting, safe and fun outdoor learning across sites in the park and at schools.
The Dragon LNG Darwin Experience aims to work with every school in Pembrokeshire every year. The team carries out field trips and workshops on many subjects linked to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Keep Wales Tidy firmly believes that its Eco-Schools programme inspires and empowers pupils to be leaders of change in their communities and widens learning beyond the classroom to develop responsible attitudes and commitment, both at home and in the wider community.
Sports Pembrokeshire works in schools across the county promoting enthusiasm for health and fitness through innovative programmes.
The ‘Healthy School’ is one which takes responsibility for maintaining and promoting the health of all who ‘learn, work, play and live’ within it not only by formally teaching pupils about how to lead healthy lives but by enabling pupils and staff to take control over aspects of the school environment which influence their health.
The Sustainable Schools Award Scheme recognises pupil learning and staff work on sustainability and global citizenship. Schools plan their work towards the award around eight topics. Outdoor learning plays an important role in making these activities authentic, engaging and meaningful.
Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. FSC believes that the more we understand about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.
The National Trust is a charity that looks after natural and historic landscapes and buildings for all to enjoy. We’re asking everyone to take the Wild Time pledge and swap at least 30 minutes of screen time for ‘wild time’ every day.
There is widespread concern about the way children, young people, and their families, have become disassociated from where their food comes from. FACE aims to meet these educational needs by working with our members and partners to promote visits to farms, and to provide easy access to a wide range of high-quality educational resources and activities to complement both school-based studies and outdoor visits.
From within the county council we are supported and advised by Challenge Advisors Sally Abadioru and Lynne Kelleher, and subject area Challenge Advisors during our PLCs. Our founding headteachers are Kevin Phelps, Tavernspite CP and Simon Thomas, Lamphey CP.

 

Our Key financial backers include:

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