Inspiring the next generation at Lanlay
On the edge of Peterston-Super-Ely in the Vale of Glamorgan, Lanlay provides the perfect place for the local primary school children to get outdoors and closer to nature.
It’s often said that children are the conservationists of the future, but the pupils of Peterston Super Ely Primary School are one step ahead and during the spring and summer can often be found getting their hands dirty at Lanlay.
We’ve been working with the school for the last few years, with mutual benefits. Our ranger for Lanlay has helped the school to run their gardening club, while year five pupils have spent time at Lanlay helping us with our conservation work, bashing Himalayan balsam, as well as ticking off as many of their 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ as they can.
The school also uses Lanlay as an outdoor classroom, taking pupils away from the confines of their school room and using the meadows to teach kids about subjects as varied as science, history, art and geography.
This means the children get the benefits of learning valuable lessons all whilst breathing in the fresh air of these wonderful meadows and burning off some energy in a beautiful landscape.