Our goal is simple, to educate, inspire and nurture the next generation!
At Pugh's Woodland Lodge we provide a tailored approach for school trips. Classes join us for Little Green Fingers workshops with a difference. Each session is structured around approved curriculum topics such as Growing, Allotments, Scrumptious, The Scented Garden, Africa and Pitter, Patter, Puddle Play to name a few.
Children part-take in a hands on and hands in experiential make and take activity accompanied by various other activities and worksheets designed and developed to complement existing educational schemes of work, offering next steps for lesson planning and learning back in the educational setting. It is the aim that our workshops will extend and nurture skill sets to enhance and improve learning outcomes for children of all abilities and ages within the foundation phase and Key Stage 2 of Primary education.
Run by our workshop rangers Catherine and Elaine, we follow LNF guidelines and adapt to topics provided by Hamilton's, Corner Stones and the Leonardo effect, whilst also fulfilling the most recent Welsh Assembly Government guidelines issued in 2015.
Pugh's Woodland Lodge accommodates a maximum of 30 children at a time across all age groups and offers hand-washing facilities and space for the children to eat their packed lunch. The visit is usually two hours and costs £5 per child however we can adapt the structure of the workshop according to your requirements, all you have to do is give us a ring on 02920848000 to discuss.
As part of fulfilling our overall aims for schools, we also offer the opportunity to use the Woodland Lodge for 'Nurture' sessions for children with specific needs and learning difficulties. It's a chance to bring these children into a relaxed non-academic setting for some creative input and TLC, catering to their individual abilities to promote well being physically and mentally with a sense of achievement on a very personal level.
The product of a child's creative activity and experience with us could also evidence progression and understanding on an academic level, which, can be used as a sign of personal growth when reviewed academically by the school, local educational authority or other bodies.
"Thank you very much for having the pupils of from Waun Fach at Penygawsi Primary School. We all learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed planting beans and sweetcorn seeds to take back to school. Definitely worth the money and a fantastic expereince for primary schools. Diolch yn fawr." Mrs Alison Black - Penygawsi Primary
"We took a class of 33 nursery children to the garden centre for a morning visit. Our topic is Pitter Patter Puddle Play and we were very well catered for The workshop provided was excellent with age appropriate activities which the children loved. They had fun playing with the many resources & were well informed & entertained. Thank you very much for a lovely morning we would recommend a visit to anyone" July Gay - Tonysguboriau Primary
"The Woodland Lodge is great for young children as it is a safe and secure environment for them. They had plenty of space and the activities were well organised with lots for them to do. We will certainly be coming again next year. Many thanks for a most enjoyable visit." - Rachael Cooper St. Johns Collegw