Five primary schools from all over Ceredigion came to the Bandstand on Friday 5th April for Discover the Sea, a day of seaside activities organized by the Cardigan Bay Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) and LEAF Education as part of Wales Outdoor Learning Week.
The children, aged 7 and 8, met a fisherman, dressed their own crabs and listened to stories of the sea. The teachers, who came from Rhos Helyg, Trewen, Dihewyd, Penrhyn-coch and Penllwyn primary schools, said how much the children had enjoyed learning about the food chain, wildlife and the environment, as well as playing on the beach.
Alison Kinsey Coordinator for the Cardigan Bay FLAG said: "An event like this one today helps to strengthen the linkages between fishermen and the younger generation. It's important to ensure that traditional fishing know-how and the fishermen's passion for their profession is passed on to the next generation and hopefully generate a lifelong connection with the sea."
Jane Powell, education consultant with LEAF Education said, "This was been a wonderful day for everyone â€“ education providers and children. There is so much to learn at the seaside, to do with food, wildlife and the environment, and it's fun as well. We're grateful to the FLAG for making it possible. We're proud to be part of Wales Outdoor Learning Week too."
This event received financial support through both the Cardigan Bay Fisheries Local Action Group and the Seafood Market Development and Growth Project, under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, which is funded by the European Union and the Welsh Government.