NPTC Group of Colleges Partners with Black Mountains College and Ysgol Calon Cymru to Offer Free Nature Workshops

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NPTC Group of Colleges proudly announces a collaborative initiative with Black Mountains College and Ysgol Calon Cymru to present a series of engaging workshops and events to the local community in Llandrindod Wells. These offerings cater to individuals and families, promoting a deeper connection with nature through hands-on, outdoor learning experiences.

The workshops are designed to utilise nature as the primary classroom, drawing upon the numerous benefits of outdoor education. Research indicates that such immersive experiences not only enhance learning outcomes but also contribute to improved well-being, concentration, and confidence among participants.

Committed to inclusivity, all workshops are offered free of charge to eliminate socioeconomic barriers to learning. The partnership believes in fostering equitable access to education and nurturing relationships with diverse organisations and communities.

The courses on offer in partnership with YCC and NPTC Group of Colleges will run from May to July at Ysgol Calon Cymru’s Sixth Form Centre in Llandrindod Wells, and include:

  1. Create a Wormery: A family-oriented workshop demonstrating how to create nutrient-rich compost from kitchen and garden waste. (18/05/24)
  2. Grow Your Own Veg: A workshop guiding families on cultivating healthy and delicious vegetables. (25/05/24)
  3. Planting for Wildlife: Families will learn practical steps to enhance local ecosystems by planting wildlife-friendly areas. (08/06/24)
  4. Art from Nature: Two sessions where adult learners can explore their creativity using natural materials to craft unique pieces of art across two sessions. (12/06/24) and (19/06/24)
  5. Safari with your Smartphone: A session teaching families how to identify and photograph local wildlife using smartphones. (22/06/24)
  6. Looking after your Tools: An adult-only workshop providing essential tips on maintaining gardening and woodworking tools. (06/07/24)
  7. Tree Hunters: Families can embark on a mini expedition in Rock Park to discover and learn about the importance of trees. (20/07/24)

All events are open for registration through the provided booking links, ensuring accessibility for all interested individuals.

For further information and registration, please visit