Using the Trail as an Educational Resource
Swansea Sustainability Trail is a great teaching and learning resource that can support the delivery of ESDGC (education for sustainable development and global citizenship) with links to many areas of the school curriculum.
The projects on the Trail provide inspiring and practical examples of sustainability in action and most sites offer activities and talks suitable not only for schools but for all educational levels and settings, including further and higher education, adult and community-based education, youth work, and work-based learning.
How to Visit Trail Projects
It is recommended that educational groups visit two or three Trail sites in one day or a half-day visit. These could be projects that feature similar or contrasting sustainability themes, or projects located in the same area.
Below are sample tour sheets with curriculum links and other practical information:
o Tandem Tour 1: Natural North (KS2)
o Tandem Tour 2: Gower Inspiration (KS2/3)
Though these samples highlight learning opportunities for upper primary and lower secondary aged pupils, they can easily be adapted for use at other levels.
Delivering ESDGC award schemes
The Trail can be a useful resource for schools working towards awards schemes such as EcoSchools and the Swansea Sustainable Schools Scheme.
For further information and ideas on ESDGC, visit the SEEF (Swansea Environmental Education) website: www.seeforum.org.uk.