National Curriculum (Wales)

King Arthur’s Labyrinth provides an exciting learning environment resulting in creative discussion and follow up work. Opportunities to integrate different areas of the Curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 are offered, especially in the subjects of Geography, Welsh and English.

Secondary pupils and college students will find that the presentation lends itself to further work in the social studies and literature curriculum.

English: Provides an exciting multi-media environment to develop oracy skills, complete with narration, tableaux, lighting and sound effects. Many of the stories told are based on traditional legends from original sources including the Mabinogion and the Tales of Taliesin. The Labyrinth provides an environment which helps develop a learner’s understanding of the cultural identity unique to Wales.

Welsh: The underground show can be run for pre-booked groups in either Welsh or English and provides an exciting multi-media environment to develop oracy skills, complete with narration, tableaux, lighting and sound effects. Many of the stories told are based on traditional legends from original sources including the Mabinogion and the Tales of Taliesin. The Labyrinth provides an environment which helps develop a learner’s understanding of the cultural identity unique to Wales.

Geography: The unique setting provides a fieldwork opportunity to investigate the causes and consequences of an environmental change. The vast caverns of King Arthur’s Labyrinth are the surviving workings of the Braich Goch Slate Mine which operated between 1836 and 1970.

A further visit, Corris Mine Explorers, allows school groups (minimum age 8) to delve deep into the virtually untouched abandoned workings of a different part of the old slate mine.

Toys, books and souvenirs in the King Arthur’s Labyrinth shop Sailing underground with the Dark Age Boatman

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