Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools (PODS)

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is a partner in Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools (PODS).

The aim of a Pembrokeshire Outdoor School is to encourage children to become fully engaged with, and confident in their local environment.

Through regular visits to their local outdoor areas the children develop a strong sense of well-being and enjoy physical activity.

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Developed from a Professional Learning Community (PLC) in 2010, PODS has grown into a dynamic partnership bringing together experience and expertise from a wide range of specialist organisations, head teachers and Local Authority advisors.

Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools (PODS) has teamed up with partners across the county to help you make the most of Wales Outdoor Learning week from 19-26 April.

With videos, sessions and resources on a range of subjects from seeds to species identification to minibeasts, bees and trees, there will be plenty to help children engage with the outdoors.

All resources that do not require booking will be posted on the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools Facebook and Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools Twitter channels. For more information email

Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools Outdoor Learning Week timetable:

Monday 19 April

Signs of spring
Video capturing the first signs of spring in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park by National Park Authority Ranger Victoria Sewell. With accompanying resources.

Planting seeds
Video on how to grow vegetables in a small space by Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools co-ordinator Bryony Rees.


Tuesday 20 April

The science of spring
9.30am-10.15am – email to book
Live virtual session on the Science of Spring with Darwin Centre.

Garden minibeasts
1.30pm-2.15pm – email to book
Live virtual session on the wonderful creatures you may find in your garden or school grounds with Darwin Centre.


Wednesday 21 April

Video on how you can identify blossoms by Tom Bean, National Park Authority Education Officer with supporting resources.

DIY solitary bee house
Video by National Park Authority Ranger Vicky Sewell on how to make a solitary bee house from recycled materials.


Thursday 22 April

Terrific Trees
Video and activities to learn about trees by woodland charity Tir Coed.

1.30pm-2.15pm – email to book
Live virtual session with the Pembrokeshire Hogspital and Darwin Centre.


Friday 23 April

Outdoor games
Videos of a range of outdoor games from Sport Pembrokeshire.

Outdoor learning journal
Create a paper or online journal of the learning you have done this week.

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