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 STUFF FOR STUDENTS | PLAS GWYNANT 

This page is for students coming to Plas Gwynant, and hopefully teachers, course organisers and parents might like it too! The links below will take you to useful stuff which you might find find interesting before (and hopefully after) your trip. 
 

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Useful links 

The following are links to activities that you might like to try at home, as well as links to organisations which give more info about some of the activities you'll have a go at during your visit. 

I'M ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS  

VISIT OUR WEATHER STATION!  
 
It doesn't always rain in Wales, and you can see for yourself here. Our weather station has all the stats going back to September 2020...click on the link below: 
 

PLASTASTIC IDEAS TO TRY AT HOME  

Plas Gwynant's 25 Home Challenges 
 
The team at Plas have come up with 25 Home Challenges which will keep the adventures alive while you are at home.  
 
View the pdf HERE 
If you'd rather have a black & white version you can find it HERE. 
 
Part adventure, part creativity, there's something there for everyone! Don't forget to share your creations at #SRESatHome 
Create a Time Capsule 
 
Linked to the 25 Home Challenges, let’s create a time capsule of all the things you make, collect and do. 
 
Put it in a safe place and set an opening date so you can look back on the things you achieved when the country went, well, a little bit strange.  
 
Click the link and let Dan from Plas Gwynant show you how.  
Wilderness at Home 
 
Many of you that have been to Plas Gwynant have either completed the John Muir Award or seen our displays around the centre.  
 
It's a brilliant programme that gets young people out in to wild places to discover and explore the great outdoors.  
 
We've created a little John Muir recipe you can try to cook up a bit of "you time" and wilderness right there at home. Read more 
Kev's brilliant things to cook with FIRE!  
 
Join Kev from Plas Gwynant as he shows you how to cook 3 classics around a fire: 
 
Hotdog Octopuses 
Classic Marshmallows 
Chocolate Fondue 
Spring inspired weaving 
 
Mel from Plas has created some amazing spring inspored art. In a few simple steps, you can do it too. See how.  
Biodiversity in your garden 
 
This fab guide from Mel at Plas Gwynant introduces biodiversity, its importance, and offers some top tips for making your garden bird and minibeasts friendly.  

OTHER PAGES THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL...  

Wildlife at Plas Gwynant 

Here at Plas we often see interesting wildlife around the grounds and on activities, and we've got a wildlife camera that we set up around the grounds to capture what goes on when we're not looking. Keep checking back here for the latest uploads of our critters... 
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