Year 7 Students Embark on an Educational Journey at Sain Ffagans
In a captivating expedition, the Year 7 students at Whitchurch High School, accompanied by the enthusiastic Welsh department, recently delved into the rich tapestry of Welsh history at Sain Ffagans, the National Museum of Wales.
Nestled within the picturesque landscapes, the students embarked on an educational adventure at Sain Ffagans, a repository of Welsh heritage that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. The visit aimed to provide an immersive experience, connecting the students with the profound roots of Welsh culture.
The students traversed the museum's galleries, uncovering the fascinating stories that have shaped the nation over centuries. The exhibits, ranging from ancient artifacts to more contemporary displays, served as windows into the diverse facets of Welsh life.
A highlight of the visit was the engaging workshop that deepened the students' understanding of Welsh history and introduced them to the concept of "cynefin." In this interactive session, the students actively participated in discussions and activities, fostering a hands-on approach to learning. The concept of cynefin, rooted in the Welsh language, revolves around the intricate connection between people and their environment, emphasising the sense of belonging and shared identity.
The accompanying staff remarked their enthusiasm for the trip, emphasising the importance of experiential learning in understanding and appreciating the cultural heritage of Wales. They noted that "St Fagans provides a unique opportunity for our students to connect with their roots, fostering a sense of pride in their heritage and a deeper understanding of the concept of cynefin,".
The students themselves were visibly inspired and engaged throughout the day, with many expressing newfound appreciation for the stories that have shaped Wales into the vibrant and diverse nation it is today.
The school is proud to offer such enriching experiences to its students, encouraging a holistic approach to education that extends beyond the classroom. The Sain Ffagans visit will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on the Year 7 students, shaping their perspective on Welsh history and culture for years to come.