Children move closer to nature

    Pupils at Gilwern Primary School have been excited to welcome some new friends – they are ponies!

    The ponies are being looked after by the children, under the guidance of a local vet, while they are looking for a ‘forever’ home.

    Opportunities like this one give pupils a chance to understand the natural world more fully and increase their confidence with dealing with other creatures.

    In addition to this the school has also further developed a pond area to allow pupils to find out about water based animals such as newts, frogs and insect larvae while enjoying the health benefits of working outside.

    Of course, this is possible only because of our close proximity to the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of protected wild land. You can find out more about the park by following this link:

    There have also been some interested ideas in the UK about claiming city spaces to creature a national park also. You can find out more about these ideas in this article:

    London will become the world’s first national park city

    Using the past to create the future in Wales

      Regeneration – A best Practise from Wales

      Regeneration projects within Wales help with the following Global Goals:

      8 – Good jobs and economic growth: by reducing unemployment.

      11 – Sustainable communities: By allowing activity in communities that are in a ‘post-industrial’ phase.

      The Welsh Assembly Government oversees the development of these projects. For the last 50 years, since coal mining and iron-smelting came to an end here, efforts have been made to improve the lives of people living in the towns and cities that had previously relied on these industries. This work continues to this day, and will be needed for many years to come.

      The national museum of Wales is committed to celebrating the industrial heritage of Wales into the future

      “G.R.E.E.N in Europe” surfs on the webpages of Taranto’s newspapers

      Today on the webpage of one of our local newspapers it has been posted an interesting article concerning our project. Our two years teaching and learning experiences; the exchange of “best practices” on eco-sustainaible themes, lived also through the mobilities, have been shared with a community of people that needs to be encouraged in changing their own lifestyle. Thanks to this project Taranto’s citizenship is considering how important is to grow up in new generations the awareness in protecting and respecting the environment since the youngest age of its own population.
      For Taranto it’s just a starting point!

      Here the link to the article