UWTSD provides enterprise education programme to 11 South West Wales schools


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is supporting enterprise education in 11 South West Wales primary schools by providing ‘The Bumbles of Honeywood’ skills programme to each school.

World Bee Day

Created by Swansea-based 2B Enterprising Ltd, The Bumbles of Honeywood is a suite of bilingual resources mapped to the national curriculum to help primary schools embed enterprise skills into their day-to-day learning.

The participating schools are:

Gelliswick Church in Wales VC School, Milford Haven

Coastlands School, St Ishmaels

Milford Haven Community Primary School – Meads

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Milford Haven

Johnston Community Primary School, Johnston

Neyland Community School, Neyland

Felin Fach Primary School, Lampeter

Trimsaran Primary School, Trimsaran

Gwrosydd Primary School, Swansea

Waun Wen Primary School, Swansea

Blaenymaes Primary School, Swansea


Members of the UWTSD Widening Access team are visiting the schools to introduce pupils to the programme with the help of the 2B Enterprising team.

The Widening Access team is supporting the programme as part of its commitment to create a pathway of learning opportunities from Key Stage 2 all the way through to education to KS5 as well as supporting adult learning opportunities. The programme meets department values such as resilience, problem solving, leadership, communication, and teamwork.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is supporting enterprise education in 11 South West Wales primary schools by providing ‘The Bumbles of Honeywood’ skills programme to each school.

The Bumbles of Honeywood programme is Wales’s first bilingual enterprise skills programme for schools. It has been developed by entrepreneurial business leaders and experienced educators with extensive input from teachers. In line with the Welsh curriculum, the programme has a strong environmental message relating to the plight of the honeybee and aims to nurture enterprise skills in pupils from an early age, equipping them for success in the workplace and in business.

The programme and future UWTSD workshops are built around a series of beautifully illustrated books and interactive extension activities alongside workshops that explore the enterprising nature of honeybees and other characters to help children develop skills.

UWTSD is making its contribution as part of 2BEnterprising’s Programme, which has enabled 2B Enterprising to support 135 schools, benefiting well over 8000 young people to date by providing them learning and development programmes and resources which help them think about their education, training, and future life choices much earlier than previously.

Jonathan Batty, Director of Marketing and Communications at UWTSD said: “The University was grateful for the opportunity to extend our delivery portfolio during lockdown at a time where there were still restrictions in place. This programme offers an opportunity to meet objectives of supporting return to learn and enjoyment of learning and literacy and is particularly important in the current climate after the disruption to education that has been experienced recently.

“Building on those transferable skills such as resilience, problem solving, leadership, communication, and teamwork from an early age, the pupils working on this programme will transition to other workshops and events delivered as part of the institutional commitment to the Reaching Wider programme.

“The schools chosen are linked to Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion which have strong regional links to our campuses. This is one enterprise initiative of many we are proud to be working on and will continue to offer complimentary activities with the support of UWTSD departments.”

Mared Anthony, Widening Access Officer at UWTSD added: “The bee themed project adds fun and enjoyment to learning and pupils have really engaged with the stories and activities so far.

“It has been great to be able to deliver these activities face-to-face in the classroom after such a lengthy period of restrictions and online learning. The pupils are always excited to see us at the school and it has been a joy to meet them.”

2BEnterprising CEO Jayne Brewer added:

“We’re delighted to be working with UWTSD to deliver this valuable educational programme to 11 schools in Wales. It will have a huge impact on the education of these pupils, helping them to acquire skills that will be vital to them in their lives and future careers. It’s an important investment in the next generation of students, entrepreneurs and employees and reflects UWTSD’s commitment to creating a pathway of learning opportunities, starting at a young age. We’re very much looking forward to working with UWTSD’s Widening Access team to bring all the fun and enjoyment of The Bumbles of Honeywood into these schools.”

To tie in with the theme of the project, on May 20th, World Bee Day, the Widening Access team hosted a bee themed day of activities on our University Carmarthen campus for 30 year 2 pupils from Blaenymaes Primary School.

Pupils had the chance to practice all sorts of essential skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, and more through coding activities with bee-bots, arts and crafts, and nature trails.

Matthew Carpenter, a teacher from Blaenymaes Primary school said:

“This has been an useful day for us as a school where the University created cross-curricular activities for children to enjoy, building ambitious and capable learners which works in line with the new curriculum in Wales.”

The University is looking forward to hosting similar events with more schools involved in the project in the future.


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is supporting enterprise education in 11 South West Wales primary schools by providing ‘The Bumbles of Honeywood’ skills programme to each school.

Note to Editor

  • 2B Enterprising’s website is: www.2benterprising.co.uk
  • 2B Enterprising teaches enterprise skills in primary schools through The Bumbles of Honeywood story books and activities. The company secured £400k funding from private investors and the Development Bank of Wales in September 2021 and currently works with 135 schools across Wales and England. Over 50 businesses have signed up to its Corporate Engagement Partnership Programme to support schools and is already making a difference to raising the aspirations of young people.


Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer

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