Follow our Quarry trail overlooking the CAT centre, reservoir and the Dulas Valley. Pupils investigate what you can find in each season, using their senses to find out about and then describe the world around them.
Pupils explore and investigate the natural environment, working together to produce poetry which they share in Ty Unnos, our atmospheric and secluded teaching space on the edge of our beautiful reservoir and hidden quarry deep in the woodland.
Duration 60-90 minutes
Suitable for Key stage 2 – 4
Focus on nature connection with links to the literacy framework
The tour involves access to the CAT site, suitable footwear and outdoor clothing is essential suitable for practical work
Cost £90 per session
This activity can be extended and developed on return to school
Maximum group size 20
Pupils are guided to explore the quarry trail using their senses, recording their ideas and phrases to describe what they see, hear, smell and touch. Clear links are drawn out, age and stage appropriate, developing the skills outlined in the literacy framework. On reaching Ty Unnos, their ideas are shared and written as poetry in a collaborative way. The resulting poems are available to further develop on return to school as well as for display on the CAT site, celebrating the beauty of the surrounding area and the inspiration taken from this.
The workshop takes place on the main CAT site and adjoining quarry trail.
Illustration of poetry written through a range of media including charcoal drawing, sketching, water colours as well as photography.
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