Garden attraction is top of the class

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has been given a national award for its services for children on school trips.

The attraction in Carmarthenshire hosts thousands of school children each year, offering indoor and outdoor learning spaces and curriculum-linked teaching programmes and resources.

Awarded by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, the LOtC Quality Badge is the only nationally-recognised indicator of good quality educational provision and effective risk management.

The award of the LOtC Quality Badge indicates that the attraction understands schools’ needs and can tailor its offer to fit in with current curriculum needs and any specific requirements of the school.

Nancy Hardy, the garden’s education development officer, said: “We’re thrilled to get official recognition for our efforts and we look forward to welcoming even more children and young people from far and wide to our attraction.”