Tomorrow's Changemaker Programme
Come join us at our inspirational Cymbrogi HQ for a series of unique and highly personalised workshops for learners aged 8-11.
Our 'Young Changemaker' Programme is aligned with,
the 4 Purposes;
the 6 AoLE's;
Integral Skills; and
the Sustainable Development Goals.
Opportunities to develop key Integral Skills and subject specific knowledge from across the Curriculum's AoLE's exist across each workshop. In addition we can tailor these to your unique needs.
Each workshop, comprising 1 day, represents a 3 stage journey from Connection through Experimentation to Changemaker. We draw on 'FLOW' learning techniques, often associated with the Forest School approach, the Scientific Method and both Systems and Design Thinking methodologies. This approach creates bountiful opportunities to engage with the non-human world, to engage in collaboration with others, activate creativity and for learners to shape their own experience through respecting choice and voice.
"I feel like I am now making a difference."
"I have kept to my pledge and made other changes."
Programme at a glance
A 1 day workshop, stand alone or part of a series of consecutive workshops taking learners on a ‘Changemaker’ journey.
An enquiry-driven, interdisciplinary and nature orientated pedagogy, aligned with the Curriculum for Wales and select Sustainable Development Goals.
Develops knowledge, skills and mindsets to enable learners to undertake ‘Sustainable learning for a sustainable future.’
Pre-visit access to Cymbrogi Learn Online &, in-school activities to prepare learners for their visit;
Access to the inspirational natural habitat of Cymbrogi HQ in Lawrenny Pembrokeshire;
A 1 day hands-on workshop;
Post visit follow up with live screen cast activities held in your school;
Healthy snacks & drinks across the day;
First Aid trained, DBS checked and fully trained staff.
Welcome to our inspirational learning site, Cymbrogi HQ, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire.
From £300 for 24-30 participants + 3 free teacher places
Travel subsidy available.
May the 9th - 17th
Summer 22: Dates across June
Autumn 22: Dates across September
A Call To Action
average career changes across your life. Will you be ready?
Current Global Population
times the Earth's resources globally consumed every year. Is that sustainable?
We are now in the 6th 'Great Extinction' of animal and plant life. Where will this lead?
concepts for Change
skills for Change
learning modules for Change
“We are facing multiple challenges & an uncertain future. Yet we can take action, we can shape the now and the future. Let’s go on a journey towards a more sustainable way of life that benefits us all.”
“A Changemaker Journey enables you to develop a deeper understanding of content, concepts and skills which can be applied across school-based ‘subjects’ and real-world situations.”
The Pyramid of Life: Through this ‘Awaken Enthusiasm’ game, The Pyramid of Life, children begin to develop collaboration skills and begin to understand the local food chain and hierarchy while developing knowledge of the local non-human ecosystem. We help children make the connection between the non-human world and how it can be affected by and affects the human world.
Woodland Journeys - The world of a minibeast: This ‘Science based’ session is co-designed and co-led by the Darwin Experience. This session engages participants in the world of minibeasts (invertebrates) through the application of the scientific method of collection, observation and recording. Participants will connect their learning from sessions earlier in the day and be encouraged to make the connection between ‘The Pyramid of Life’, their Woodland Journey (habitats) and the life of minibeasts.
Making the Change: Through this ‘Direct Experience’ workshop, children will further develop the skills of collaboration and Systems Thinking by exploring, discussing, categorising and sharing thoughts on a range of bespoke ‘Making the Change’ case study cards. Children will gain a better sense of how people are making a change to create a better and more sustainable relationship with the non-human world. They will also recognise different types of change and scale - from the local to global.
‘Pledges’: Through this ‘Sharing Inspiration’ session, children will share their ‘Pledges’ with the group and make a commitment to becoming ‘Changemakers’ - being the change they want to see in the world. Cymbrogi follow up on these Pledges through a series of follow up online sessions.
Unique access to abundant thinking and activity spaces in the natural splendour of the woods and shoreline surrounding Cymbrogi HQ.
Our fully accessible Compost Toilet recognises our commitment to sustainable practices & provides an opportunity to learn about the composting process.
Outdoor Learning Classrooms overlooking the estuary (made from trees sustainably felled on site). These spaces enable us to connect with nature, enjoy the inspirational views while remaining warm and dry.
Free Play areas to encourage exploration within the woodland and a cozy Cwtch Corner to enable relaxation and contemplation.