Glantawe Outdoor Education Academy is based in a 25-acre park and woodland area just North of Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley.
The Academy provides opportunities for young people to gain National Qualifications through contact with their natural environment within the Park and beyond. This is accomplished through teams of practitioners who personalise programme delivery for individual participants.
This is a two year project where Glantawe Outdoor Education Academy is able to accept a minimum of 60 students 16 – 24 years old individually or in small groups to take part in a fascinating project of learning and extensive contact with the outdoors while having fun around open fires, helping to improve the park, and making good friends.
Participants can stay as long as they are able, or up to the full 2 years, visiting just once or twice a week or more if they want. This is open to residents of Neath Port Talbot who are not in employment or training and live in rural areas such as Pontardawe, Resolven etc - see rural ward map for eligibility.
An Agored Cymru accredited centre, extensively using their Essential Skills Suite of qualifications from entry level up to level 3. Whilst aiming to provide robust employability skills, the programmes include lots of fun activities where participants adopt a grounded approach to the educational process, which includes problem solving, team working, increased motor and communication skills, self-respect, and a broader outlook on life. The Academy embeds national qualifications within this process and dares to make education enjoyable!
Programmes are available by self-referral or from schools/colleges or other organisations.
Please contact Rob Clapham, Head of Glantawe Outdoor Education Academy on 07787123739 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities at the centre, or visit www.arenapontardawe.com
Rob Clapham - Head of Glantawe Outdoor Education Academy
Campfire constructed at Glantawe Outdoor Education Academy