Often translated as habitat, but in fact encompassing so much more, this Welsh word is now a core concept in the New Curriculum for Wales. Pupils in Wales, in Pembrokeshire, will build their learning about the humanities through exploring their own area.
Cynefin is not just a place in a physical or geographical sense. It is a historic, cultural and social place which has shaped and continues to shape the community which inhabits it.
Cynefin is the place where we feel we belong, where the people and landscape around us are familiar and the sights and sounds are reassuringly recognisable.
Pembrokeshire has a wealth of opportunities for pupils exploring Cynefin. Indeed, many of them amongst the special qualities protected by the National Park. Our Schools Programme, delivered by Rangers and Centres is eager to provide formative learning experiences for pupils and adapt to schools creating and investigating new topics.
This page aims to provide links to resources to help teachers and pupils on their journey.
Download maps of your school and surroundings
Navigate to your school location and click to find links to a set of 3 printable A3 maps to help explore your school grounds and nearby area.
Other pages that are relevant to schools planning Cynefin
School Visits to Carew Castle
Carew welcomes school groups throughout the year introducing children to the tastes, smells and sights of life in a Castle.
School Visits to Castell Henllys
Every year – for more than 25 years – around 6,000 children have visited Castell Henllys to see, smell and touch life in an Iron Age village throu...
School Visits to Oriel y Parc
The gallery at Oriel y Parc displays changing exhibitions from national collections with a connection to landscape.
Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools (PODS)
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is a partner in Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools (PODS).
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has many habitats which support a wide variety of wildlife; both common and rare.
Culture and Heritage
Pembrokeshire has a rich and diverse culture which has been shaped down the centuries by waves of invaders and settlers.