Bryntysilio Hall stands above a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built at the beginning of the industrial revolution. Horseshoe Falls that lead to the Aqueduct, and Bryntysilio are preserved buildings that capture historic sites of interest for future generations. Equally, as an adventure education centre, spending time in wild places is so very important and special to us. As such on it’s important to us that we understand and care for the natural world and wild places.
One of the biggest challenges facing young people in the 21st century is trying to mitigate the impacts of climate change. A suitable starting point is to build your understanding and appreciation for wild spaces. Time in green and blue spaces is known to improve our mental and physical wellbeing, whilst making us more aware of human impact on the natural world. This week-long programme aims to improve knowledge of the ecology of North Wales by heading out on adventures seeking wildlife and nurturing the wildlife that is living in our vast Victorian gardens. Working in the vast gardens will build practical gardening skills and further understanding of native and non-native flora and fauna. Knowledge is the key to solving some of the issues around conversation and we’ll explore specific strategies and actions possible to converse what we have here at Brynty and further afield. Part of this will be designing and planning action back home, after the residential ends.
The John Muir Award is set up to challenge, protect and share issues around wild spaces so an ideal certification for those seeking greater understanding and useful aid for personal statements and employment.