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Fantastic accolade for our very own Steve Williams - being awarded the SJA (Sports Journalists Awards) 2018 Award for services to sport off the field of play.  A massive congratulations Steve - for many years of service to sport here at Whitchurch High.

https://www.facebook.com/WhitchurchHS/videos/388770101665363/




posted on 10 Dec 2018

A fantastic announcement by Chloe and Matthew today!
Thank you all for your votes.
We are about to ask Mr Podd to put the buddy stops in our playground 
School Council 

posted on 3 Dec 2018

Categories: Featured

Thank you to the student who submitted the idea for the Students' Association to put on social monthly mixers as a way of getting to know other students in the college. 

We're working together with Strathclyde Students' Union to organise events specifically for City of Glasgow College students. We've already hosted a 'Welcome to College' night which took place during freshers' week. We're excited to announce we have another night coming up on the 8th December - our end of term Christmas night! 

If you're interested in coming along to this night, you can find more details on our Facebook events page here - https://bit.ly/2QmenRs 

We hope to see you all there. 

posted on 27 Nov 2018

Thank you everyone for your donations! 
Well done to all the competition winners.
We raised £406.98.
A great assembly by School Council

posted on 23 Nov 2018

Categories: Ideas into Action

Seeing duplicate ideas in your group can be frustrating. Here's how to deal with it..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha3UTW2vzVc
VocalEyes Tutorials: Managing Duplicate Ideas

posted on 30 Oct 2018

Categories: Videos

Your Students' Association have been working in partnership with Baxter Storey over the past few months, providing them with your feedback and ideas! We received over 200 ratings for ideas relating to more vegan, vegetarian and food intolerance options

Baxter Storey have now introduced more food options and products for students with specific dietary requirements. Please ask a member of the Catering staff for what options are available and they'll be able to point them out to you.

If there are any other food options or products you would like on the menu, please email: amiller@baxterstorey.com

Food featured in the video: Pesto roasted vegetable baguette topped with buffalo mozzarella. Sea salt, thyme and black pepper roasted vegetable baguette with a duo of roast vineyard cherry tomatoes and mustard slaw. Full range of Grab 'n' Go vegetarian sandwiches, pasta pots, jacket potatoes and fillings. New vegan lines coming soon! 
My Voice - More vegan, vegetarian and intolerances food options.

posted on 23 Oct 2018

Did you know - as students of the college, you are also alumni.

An alumni is a community of students, staff and other stakeholders that are associated with the college, so sign up today and get some great benefits!

When you join our Alumni, you join an established global community of former students, a ready-made network of contacts and lifelong friends. You will have the opportunity to establish invaluable connections, build working relationships and forge interconnected social links.

 

REASONS TO STAY IN TOUCH

  • Networking events
  • Guest speakers
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Alumni Talks
  • Reunions
  • Online newsletter
  • Social media community membership

posted on 22 Oct 2018

Categories: Featured

Gower College Principal Mark Jones today signed the National Young Person’s - Time to Change Pledge to tackle the stigma and discrimination associated with Mental Health difficulties. The Young Persons pledge follows in the footsteps of the College signing the Organisational (Employers) pledge. 

In signing the pledge in front of more than 200 students’ reps during the class rep leadership training, and National Time to Change managers Michael Harvey ( himself an ex – student of Gower College) and Rachelle Bright and Time to Change ambassador - Stephen Lewis  (also an ex- student of Gower College)  the Principal commented that,

‘I am delighted and proud that the college was supporting the national campaign in supporting young people with mental health challenges as the numbers effected was growing rapidly.


The Principal also commented on the remarkable stories of the Time to Change ambassadors and how brave they are to be standing up and talking about such a tough subject, but talking about it and raising the profile is  one of the most important ways to tackle the stigma associated with it. 

posted on 17 Oct 2018

Swansea Rural Community Voice Project leader Susan met with Jason at Bont Elim Church yesterday to introduce him to rural voice and the VocalEyes platform. 
Seeing how the platform can help residents of all ages to come together to make positive changes in Pontarddulais, Jason was so enthused he couldn't contain himself! 

Can't wait to see how this works out - keep posted for updates!

posted on 12 Oct 2018

Today a group of year 7 form reps have been trained how to use VocalEyes. They will now be able to help us expand it out to the rest of 2018/19's yr7s.

posted on 11 Oct 2018

Young Human Rights Defenders in Wales and Scotland take part in historic web chat

https://childrenslegalcentre.wales/young-human-rights-defenders-in-wales-and-scotland-take-part-in-h...

2nd July 2018
Young Human Rights Defenders in Wales and Scotland take part in historic web chat

A significant moment in the development of democracy in Wales

The Occasion – a ‘DGD Hub’ – live discussion over video link about the role of children as human rights defenders in advance of the UN’s Day of General Discussion, scheduled to take place in Geneva on 28th September 2018.

The Participants – Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children’s Parliament, and young people working on children’s human rights in Wales – including pupils from Pentrehafod School and Blackwood Comprehensive School and the Children’s Commissioners Young People’s Advisory Panel.

Two groups of young people meet, chat and create links. Happens all the time. What was so different about the web chat that took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th June 2018 that prompted Professor Jane Williams of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea, to make this observation?

Well, for a start, one of the groups of young people was sitting in a committee room in the National Assembly of Wales, Cardiff. The other in Scotland, at the Scottish Parliament. And while plenty of groups have taken part on plenty of web chats before, there was something very special about this one.

Secondly, not only the participants but the subject for discussion was significant. The web chat marked the first time that members of the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children’s Parliament, and young people working on children’s human rights in Wales had taken part in a DGD (Day of General Discussion) hub together

posted on 20 Sep 2018

Categories: Featured

https://childrenslegalcentre.wales/

The Children’s Legal Centre Wales is a Wales-wide, bilingual service providing information and access to legal advice for children and young people.

Our main aims are to

We also

  • Offer training and other help to schools, community groups and professionals
  • Organise conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Support networks that help spread knowledge about children’s human rights and the law in Wales.

We are based at Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University, alongside the Swansea Law Clinic and Law Wales Community Interest Company. We work together to deliver high quality and innovative services and promote the human rights of children and young people.

posted on 20 Sep 2018

Fortunately the work from Glyncollen can point the teachers in the right direction. Here the pupils have demonstrated their understanding of democracy, democratic values and democratic processes through their campaign to reduce plastic use in their school.

They now know who the head of Swansea Council is, whom their local councillor is, what ward they live in and how they can become participants in democracy now – these young people are therefore grappling with the issues Donaldson identified – ethical issues such as sustainability and social justice.

They have gained an ability to deal with these issues by becoming active citizens and in the process gained confidence in their capacity to exert influence in their own school and community. Donaldson would be proud!

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posted on 14 Sep 2018

Categories: Highlights, Featured

Glynncollen primary school ended the academic year with a flourish! Having prioritised ‘reducing plastics’ in the school they orchestrated their campaign to change the way free milk is provided to the Foundation Phase in their school. Their simple plan was to ask the local authority to consider other ways of supplying the milk. Currently the milk is delivered in 150ml bottles. The young people want this to be changed to 2 litre bottles and for the milk to be dispensed into stainless steel bottles.

They wrote to the politicians in their local ward, local authority and Welsh Assembly. The Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, AM wrote to the children to congratulate them on their campaign and provided lots of advice on how they could continue their journey towards plastic-free.

The children themselves decided to raise money to buy the stainless steel bottles and will hold a sponsored walk in September to raise the money.

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posted on 14 Sep 2018