‘Roots’ Education partnership enters third year

Posted On : 07/04/2022

A successful education partnership aimed at helping children explore the natural environment, produce and food networks of Pembrokeshire is entering its third year.

The ‘Gwreiddiau/Roots’ education initiative – run by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust with the financial support of South Hook LNG– will continue to provide engaging outdoor learning sessions for hundreds of local children.

The past two years of the project have seen children from six junior schools in the Milford Haven area exploring natural produce and food chains in the County’s agricultural, coastal and rural communities. From pollination, soil nutrients and meadow management, to how food plays an important role in the local economy and our family lives, children have connected with the environment as well as local businesses and communities.

As the project progresses into it’s third year, habitat studies and the ongoing creation and maintenance of growing environments in school grounds will remain areas for key focus, with plans to further strengthen awareness about local producers here in Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust is a registered charity, set up to help care and protect the National Park. The partnership with South Hook LNG represents a shared understanding of how vital it is to educate youngsters as to the importance of the natural environment.