The aim of Trailblazers is to have fun whilst becoming more aware of environmental and sustainability issues. The children who participated this time came from the Penderry and surrounding areas and were aged between 8-12 years old. They visited sites such as Down to Earth Project, Bishops Wood, St. Madoc Centre, Garnswllt Activity Centre and Swansea Community Farm. Some of the activities they took part in included kite making, treasure hunts, pond dipping, making walking sticks, bug hunts, geocaching, archery, earning about flora, fauna and animals to name but a few. They were excellently supported by two fantastic leaders who were very enthusiastic and enjoyed themselves too! The children also learnt key life skills like team work and helping each other, made new friends and increased their confidence in various ways. One child overcame their fear of heights when they climbed the mountain at Garnswllt to fly their kite and others overcame fears of farm animals.
Most of all they got out and about and learnt about the area's rich natural environment and how to work with it and conserve it.
The feedback from children was amazing and all of them thoroughly enjoyed the week!
For more information please contact Delyth Higgins on 01792 480200 or email:Delyth@environmentcentre.org.uk
This year it was kindly funded by The Gower Society and The Community Foundation in Wales