The RCT / Merthyr OLW network group formed in 2002 and now has a vibrant dynamic group of people who meet once a term at various locations around the county. It is made up of outdoor learning practitioners from Natural Resources Wales and local authority, as well as other professionals who are happy to give advice and support to any ideas people may have.
There are a group of teachers who attend the meetings who are keen to use the outdoors for learning and some of these have completed Forest School training.
The group has been successful with two applications for OLW/FEI funding including an outdoor classroom at Glyncornell Outdoor Centre which has been successfully rebuilt at Dare Valley Country Park and is available for groups to use.
One successful project the group have delivered in partnership with RCT Youth Offending Team saw Forest School being used to promote and improve school attendance of vulnerable teenagers, set in the heart of RCT at Llanwonno Forest.
The group would like to encourage new members to join, even just interested in using natural spaces for learning.
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