PODS Partners Offer of Support
Pembrokeshire Outdoor School (PODS) partner organisations would like to help schools access Outdoor Learning Resources and Trips where and when possible. Many of the partners have accessible outdoor learning facilities, and in some cases can support schools outdoor learning activities in and around local settings. Some of the partners have created a variety of curriculum linked resources adapted to take account of the current situation which you can access below:
Darwin have created resources for schools that they were due to take on field trips. The resources include themes such as Habitats, Minibeasts, The Water Cycle and Marine Biology are readily available on HWB, Google Classroom and also here.
The FSC made a special appearance on BBC’s Countryfile, showcasing ‘Fieldwork live’. The FSC free fieldwork live sessions are useful additions to what the FSC already do and beneficial for those who are unable to learn outside.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) have Climate Change Education resources on their website, with links to resources, worksheets, videos and a survey for feedback. PCF are passionate that the online resources are an enhanced addition to the Fieldtrips which they hope to resume as soon as possible, in the mean time they are developing virtual fieldtrips.
Education officer at PCNPA, Tom Bean hopes to support schools through the theme of ‘Cynefin’ meaning habitat, looking at learning opportunities for schools in their locality. Schools often have many areas to explore on their door steps such as beaches, creeks, woodlands, habitats and can explore the ecology, history and heritage of their local area. PCNPA will be supporting this ‘Cynefin’ approach by offering resources, risk assessments and toolkits, more information can be found here.
Sport Pembrokeshire have been providing physical activities for students across the county during lockdown. They have been busy offering support in the Childcare hubs and have set up an Online Learning Zone that has an array of activities and links to videos that students can do at school or at home.