Work with Penboyr School 


Steven Harwood (a club member) spent a morning (in oct 2013) with class 3 teaching all about wildlife gardening. The lesson included habitat for different creatures, identifying animals and building a simple bug hotel with bamboo and wire. Steven also demonstrated how to build a bird box. This was followed up in November (working with Natural Resources Wales), where the children built a more substantial bug hotel using donated palettes, bricks, slate, tubes, old wood etc from the local community. 


One boy said that it was the best day at school ever!   How rewarding!


The Local Gardens in Bloom sub-committee recently (Feb 2015) presented a cheque for £100 to Penboyr School. The donation will be used to buy plants for the school's various gardening projects.

Ysgol Penboyr has an Eco council that includes children from each class, which is currently working on gardening projects, such as building an Eco Greenhouse out of plastic bottles.

The children are also involved in a planting scheme at the National Woollen Museum in Drefach Felindre, where they will plant flowers that are traditionally used for dying wool, supported by volunteers from the club. The pupils are also going to design plant labels for the flower bed. 


In addition, Ysgol Penboyr plans to create two new outdoor worship areas for reflection, with help from the club and local artist Meinir Mathias.