SIXTH FORM CONFERENCE PILOT FOR WEST WALES
The Nature Foundation (www.tnf.foundation ) has been working with Pembrokeshire 6th Formers schools to promote a much-needed annual Sixth Form Conference in West Wales.
Sixth Form Conferences are established in Wrexham for North Wales Students and in Cardiff for South Wales Students. TNF recognises the urgent need for an established conference for West Walians! And we made an exciting start this November, with the theme of Global Citizenship.
Keynote speakers included:
Marc Tierney, Welsh Labour Assembly Candidate who spoke about promoting green consumers, how to bring about change, and the need for student engagement in political life.
Prof Mike Bruford, from Cardiff University’s Gene Park, who spoke about his work across the globe on genetics and endangered species. Over 100 Students found Mike’s experiences and fieldwork fascinating.
The Keeping Team at Manor Parc who spoke about their work with endangered species – White rhino, Siamang gibbon and Sumatran tiger. They were also able to provide real insights to animal behaviour.
The Conference was chaired by Marten Lewis from the Darwin Centre, who ensured that students came away from the day with new understandings of their roles, as global citizens, in the protection of habitats and conservation. All in all, it was a wonderfully inspiring day, coupled by close contacts with endangered species.
The Nature Foundation sponsored the event which was free to Pembrokeshire 6th Formers. Local businesses with a commitment to education and global citizenship who would be interested in working with The Nature Foundation team to grow this pilot into an annual event should contact the developers via: www.tnf.foundation