Year 7 Trip to The Penpont Project in the Brecon Beacons
Year 7 students were invited to Penpont Farm as a result of the rewilding work they’ve done this year with the Action for Conservation charity.
Over the course of this year the science class has completed a number of projects on the school site including the planting of wildflowers, making bug hotels and building nest boxes. As a result of their commitment to the cause they were rewarded with an invite to the Penpont Project in the Brecon Beacons. During the day they toured the farm and were able to discuss the rewilding initiatives being undertaken to make farming more sustainable.
The youngsters were then put to work to make hibernacula designed to provide hibernating sites for rare reptiles. As part of the team building exercises, they were challenged to navigate the maze which easily proved their favourite activity of the day!
Holly and Molly, the Action for Conservation youth workers, were very impressed by the students’ ideas for future projects. For more information about the project and details of how Fairfield students can get involved in the project please follow this link: https://www.actionforconservation.org/penpont