Bringing Gower Home to Ysgol Hendrefelin

It was sunny day out on Gower for students and staff from Ysgol Hendrefelin. We went to the beach at Rhossili to look at the landscape and history of this unique and beautiful place. This beach is regularly voted one of the best in Britain and you can see why.

Ysgol Hendrefelin is a specialist school in Port Talbot dealing with students with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties so it’s great to see their students learning a new skill and being able to express themselves in such a positive way.

Today’s workshop has been part of my Bringing Gower Home project which takes groups onto the Gower to learn photography. This day workshop will be followed up with a projected display of the participants’ favourite photographs at Ysgol Hendrefelin later this month. We’re thinking too about displaying these photographs as a more permanent feature at the school. The workshops encourage a connection with the landscape and celebrate what is personally special about the Gower. We focus on themes of Natural Gower, The Sea and Gower, Living on Gower, and  Historical Gower. I am organising, delivering, and supporting this project in collaboration with Gower Landscape Project (GLP) which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural Resources Wales, City and County of Swansea, and National Trust.

All my workshops focus on developing participants’ life skills, particularly self-esteem and we’re already exploring the possibilities about future workshops at the Ysgol Hendrefelin so that as many students as possible can learn how to express themselves in a more constructive way.

I am organising, delivering, and supporting this project in collaboration with Gower Landscape Partnership (GLP) which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural Resources Wales, City and County of Swansea, and National Trust.

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  1. Pingback: Bringing Gower Home to Port Talbot | melanie ezra

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