The fish in the picture is trying to jump the weir in the river below Pendarren House. It has spent 3 years in the sea and is now returning to where it was hatched. It will not feed on this journey. Exhausted, it may eventually make it back to the sea.
We will make sure your Pendarren Experience is not quite so difficult!
The fish does not consider why it is making the journey – but we hope you will:
Why do you want to visit Pendarren?
What do you hope to achieve?
What are you looking forward to?
Who will help you achieve your aims at Pendarren?
What will you learn about yourself at Pendarren?
What things will you do at Pendarren that you have not done before?
How will a visit to Pendarren help your school education?
What will you find difficult?
What will you learn about your school mates and teachers?
What will you find easy?
And some words that may help you:
challenge confidence responsibility independence resilience determination new experiences teamwork leadership communication skills understanding tolerance respect natural world self esteem environment life skills health fitness friendship awareness motivation differences self others fun risk adventure expectations cooperation change enjoyment helping others supporting others encouragement facing fears learn about strengths natural world curriculum science maths geography english history art biology sustainability curiosity