Education

Coastal Risk Map updated 2/11/2021

Through the WCMC schools programme our children have been using this interactive map to look at flood and erosion risks on the coastline, use the layers tool above to find out:

- Is your favourite beach or even house, at risk of a 1 in 200 year coastal flood event?

- How fast is the coastline eroding near you? Will houses fall into the sea? When?

- We combined all coastal risks and made our risk score of the coastline or RBM. Compared to the rest of Wales, does your coastline have a high risk score? For more information about our RBM document click here

The tidal flood risk model and coastal erosion risk model were developed by Natural Resources Wales, more information can be found here

Climate Change and Coasts Education Programme - Welsh Curriculum 2022

Our Climate Change and Coasts Education Programme has been developed with the help of Barry Island Primary School in line with the new Welsh Curriculum 2022 and takes into consideration MAT (More Able and Talented) and ALN (Additional Learning Needs) requirements. The lessons are aimed at pupils in years 5 & 6 (Ages 9 to 11). Please note, the lessons are flexible and can be adapted however you think best suits your pupils. 

During the programme, you will have full support from the WCMC throughout the 12-lesson programme. It can also be arranged for us to come and deliver Lesson 1 to your pupils. 

Special thank you to Miss L.Phillips and Miss N.Hicks of Barry Island Primary School and Professor Allan Williams who made the school's programme possible.  Thank you to all the Universities and school's for your contributions.

For more information about the Education Programme please watch the video below: 

Teachers - Sign up for our 100% free education programme by completing the contact us form. 

Climate Change Podcasts 

Have a listen to our Climate Conscious Conversations: 

Episode 1- Climate Conscious Conversation with Barry Island Primary School and Natural Resources Wales 

Episode 2- Climate Conscious Conversation with Mr. Moon of the Vale of Glamorgan council, covering topics such as coastal flooding

Episode 3- Climate Conscious Conversation with Barry Island Primary School and Plymouth University, covering topics such as flood forecasting and wave overtopping.

Climate Change Case Studies (requires google chrome browser)

See our 360 tour case studies of locations dealing with Climate Change in Wales and Internationally.

Find the example below of one of our Wales Case Studies - Llandtwit Major.

W1 - Llantwit Major Beach is situated on the Southern coastline of Wales, UK lying at the end of a small valley that was once home to a larger river than the current stream.

 

The beach is part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and experiences dramatic erosion including cliff falls which have caused fatalities. Cliff falls can reveal Jurassic fossils, including corals, giant brachiopods, gastropods and the bones of Ichthyosaurus.

Credits: Prof. Allan Williams, Gwyn Nelson

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 The children loved all the activities and learnt a lot from you.  It was great for them to be able to see that what they are learning in the classroom goes beyond the classroom and into real life. They now realise the bigger context of what they have been learning about in the classroom

- High Street Primary 

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Barry Island Primary School absolutely loved the transition beach trip. It was well organised and from a teacher's perspective. The activities were varied and engaging, all tying into the 12 lessons in some way. I know that my children were absolutely fascinated with the palaeontologist activity and loved learning about how old the rocks at Whitmore were and how hard/ soft they were. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Lucy, the transition programme has been such a success due to it! 

- Barry Island Primary