The local charity Tir Coed has teamed up with Cross Hands primary school to design and install a locally grown woodland shelter.

It will provide a space for the pupils who will benefit from outdoor lessons - even when it's raining.

Last year Cross Hands primary school received funding from 'Carmarthenshire is Kind' for their intergenerational project.

The project brought the schoolchildren together with older people in the community, through activities aimed at reducing social isolation while learning from one another.

Before the lockdown, Tir Coed was contracted to lead a group mainly made up of parents from the school on a shelter-building course.

The plans, however, had to change due to restrictions and in an effort to have it ready for the children when they returned to school, three intrepid Activity Leaders braved the wet August weather to build the beautiful shelter.

With the addition of the shelter it is hoped that more learning can take place outside the classroom.

Deputy Head, Emma Walters said, β€œIt looks amazing. I am very impressed with the shelter and I cannot thank Tir Coed enough for organising this. Additional covered space in the outdoors will mean that we can take more learning into our lovely nature area.”

To find out more about the work of Tir Coed contact Nancy, the Carmarthenshire Coordinator: