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We have very limited spaces available for our fantastic free workshops on tropical rainforests and climate change.
To book a free workshop in your school please visit: https://sizeofwales.org.uk/bookings/
To explore our wide variety of lessons and resources please visit: https://sizeofwales.org.uk/education-resources/
What can you expect from a Size of Wales primary school workshop?
Expect the unexpected! One minute your class could be on an imaginary, immersive journey to the Amazon, the next using their senses to find out which everyday things cause deforestation. Our talented team of education outreach officers visit schools across the whole of Wales to educate and inspire young people on the topics of tropical forests and climate change. Our free workshops are fun, interactive and a great way to bring the wonders of the rainforest into your school.
In our workshops for our youngest pupils, we take them on an exciting journey to the rainforest. They find out why tropical trees are so important and meet some amazing creatures along the way.
Here, children are pretending to be pangolins, using their long tongues (magnetic fishing rods) to fish for termites!
They learn why forest elephants are known as the “gardeners of the forest” and use their detective skills to try to find Elon the elephant. They know that they are close when they discover her “poo” and have great fun searching for the seeds within it!
We look at the biodiversity in rainforests and build our own nests just like orangutans do! Tim Tom the orangutan helps the children to learn about the impact of unsustainable palm oil and how to make their school more forest friendly.
With PS3, we play interactive games to help pupils understand why our climate is changing. They become deforestation detectives, find out which commodities are causing deforestation and decide on positive action to take.
In our “Guardians of the Forest” workshop, children learn how indigenous peoples are the true guardians of the world’s forests. They find out about the Guarani, who are the largest group of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America. The Atlantic Forest is their home and under threat due to soy farming.
What schools say:
“Absolutely brilliant workshop. The activities were well planned and interesting. The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the morning. Diolch yn fawr!”
“Really informative. Children were engaged and willing to ask and answer questions. All children’s answers and opinions were valued and they were praised. They loved the animals and activities – especially dissecting the elephant poo! Definitely recommend.”
“The resources on your site are great, plenty of choice and suitable for all ages. We used many of the resources…Having Welsh resources that didn’t need translating was a huge bonus.”
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