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Mark Drakeford is coming to our school soon! Though he is actually only coming to discuss finance with Mrs James, he will have time to talk to certain members of the School Council about cheese and crackers coming back. We will keep you updated and try our best to get cheese and crackers back.

posted on 14 Jan 2020

Categories: Featured

Group XR Swansea
Also we would like to say a great big massive humongous ginormous THANK YOU to those who organised and came to our fundraiser at the Elysium Bar on 20th December! I can reveal during that fantastic shindig we raised....... £948.50 for XR Swansea!!! WOW people!!! This is such a boost for us - thank you ever so much for this heartwarming leg up.

Big huge thank you to Elysium Bar for providing the venue for free. To the amazing bands CopperCaille and the Balkaneers for organising the event and playing for free.
To Michelle Huggins for all her hard work raising the gifts for the auction. To everyone who donated gifts for the auction and raffle. To Lisa Harley and Kira for calling the auction. And to everybody who came and supported and put some money in the donations box.

posted on 20 Dec 2019

Categories: Featured

There will be new bike shelters coming very soon!  Thank you Mrs James!

posted on 19 Dec 2019

You have been voting on Vocal Eyes OVERWHELMINGLY in favour of bringing back cheese at break time.  Mrs James, the staff and most of you all see no reason why cheese cannot be served at break time, but there are regulations stopping us from serving cheese as part of our snack provision.

The School Council listened, so we wrote to the First Minister of Wales, our Assembly Member Mr Mark Drakeford.

Despite his busy schedule, he found time to write back to us.  You can see his letter on display in the stairwell leading to the Year 6 classrooms.  

We are still not able to serve cheese at break time, but some of our older School Council members will be meeting with Mr Drakeford in Hanuary when he visits the school.  

It may not prove to be possible to bring back cheese as we would like, but WE ARE TRYING VERY HARD ON YOUR BEHALF!  Watch this space!

posted on 19 Dec 2019

Categories: Featured

You voted on Vocal Eyes to change the way we run the rewards system - Kings' Table.

Lots of ideas were posted and the School Council discussed these ideas.

There was a competition we ran to redesign the certificate. A huge thank you to all who entered.

Lower School wanted to keep the Kings' Table the same, with pupils joining Mrs James for lunch in the hall on the Friday.  Upper School voted to have their reward in class, with each class choosing a differnt reward.

posted on 19 Dec 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

On Vocal Eyes, many of you voted to have a winter PE kit.

You voted, we listened!  You now have a winter PE kit.

posted on 19 Dec 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

The pupil toiilets on the first floor have, for many years, had taps which simply haven't worked properly. Over the years, they have been assessed many times, but with no success.  Pupils have not been able to wash their hands properly.  
We raised this as an idea on Vocal Eyes, and things started to change!  Pupil Voice was being listened to, and because of this, the work was finally completed, and the taps now work properly.  

posted on 19 Dec 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

Group XR Swansea
Outside the Guildhall in Swansea - Along with many XR groups around the country we will be marking the anniversary of the first Declaration of rebellion by reading out a ReDeclaration of Rebellion. We will be letting the government, and Swansea County Council, know that they must ACT NOW. Please come with colourful flags and banners and add your voice.
Re-declaration of Rebellion - Extinction Rebellion (XR) Swansea

posted on 13 Dec 2019

Categories: Featured

There has been a huge rise in voting registration. What a success. We urge students to do some research on their favourite party and other parties to see which party would suit you best! We recommend having a look at the summarised versions of the parties' manifestos. YouTube is an excellent place to find just that. We would recommend staying away from what political parties tell you and do your own independent research on it as the parties will try to get you to vote for them. In the 2017 election, if all the people who didn't vote created their own party, then this party would be the biggest party in Westminster and it would be the party in power. So let's make sure that your voice is represented, vote on the 12th.

Student Union President,
Laimis Lisauskas

posted on 28 Nov 2019

Pennard Community Council have been awarded funding by the Rural Development Partnership to carry out a feasibility study into a Community Hub on Pennard Playing field.

The idea came from and had support via VocalEyes and the Council agreed to use some of the 2018/19 £5000 budget allocated to ideas from this community engagement platform as match-funding.

The Community Council went out to tender and appointed a contractor at their November meeting to deliver the study.

Further community engagement on this idea will be taking place over the coming months so watch out for public meeting announcements if you would like to have your voice heard.

posted on 20 Nov 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

Following on from the Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency declaration in May, the Council have worked with residents to produce an action plan for 2020.

The plan will soon be available for download from the Council website along with a pledge card for residents to identify any changes they are currently making to improve their carbon footprint and make pledges to move these actions forward during the period of the plan.

In order for the actions in the plan to be realised, the Community Council will be looking for interested residents to support the Council in realising this year's plan and producing one for the following year.

posted on 20 Nov 2019

We recently received an idea on My Voice about the charges that have been imposed on the cash machine in the college. We have spoken to our Estates team who have provided us with a statement about the chargeable bank machine.
The charges were introduced by the operator Cashzone due to a cut in the fee operators receive from banks. The College does not receive any money from Cashzone for the ATM and the introduction of the charges were outwith our control.

 In order for the withdrawal fee to be removed we need to average 1800 transactions per month for a 12 month period. From 01/08/18 - 31/07/19 we only averaged 1200 transactions per month and from 01/08/19 to date we have only averaged 407. We are likely to see a further reduction in the number of ATM's in the high street as people are moving away from cash payment. The college offer contactless/chip and pin in all catering outlets throughout the college.

We really tried to have the fees removed, but unfortunately they were introduced across the UK as a whole by the ATM operators. We will continue to work to find a solution to change this in the future.


posted on 14 Nov 2019

Categories: Featured

Today in this school council meeting we have made some posters for children in need. It is going to be on the 15th of November 2019. There is a raffle (winners get chocolate and/or sweets). We have also decided that we need to wear yellow because Pudsey bear is yellow.

posted on 8 Nov 2019

The College has been working hard with the local Foodbanks to provide those who live in unfortunate conditions. Currently, the Foodbanks are very low on volunteers for this Festive period, so we are helping if you, the student, would help in volunteering their time to help. 

The Gorseinon Foodbank at the Gorseinon Institute - Lime St, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4EE will be open on the Dec 5th, 12th and 19th 9.45-12:00 or thereabout depending on circumstances. They are particularly short of volunteers on the 19th but any help would be much appreciated.

If you're wondering for more information or about other locations have a look at the link here:

Locations: Red Café – Mumbles, Ty Croeso - Clydach, St Stephen’s Church - Port Tennant, City Church – Dyfatty, Lifepoint Church – City Centre.

posted on 7 Nov 2019

If you are a class rep then we have great news for you. The new Student Union Management Group is accepting applications. If you attended the class rep meeting then you would know about the goodies that we give you for being a part of it. All class reps have been invited to the Microsoft Teams Page called the Student Union. There you will find all the relevant information you need about the Student Union Management Group. Just click on the Student Union Management Group Channel to get this information.

I wish you good luck on the application,
Student Union President
Laimis Lisauskas

posted on 22 Oct 2019

Today we have been agreeing and disagreeing for the students ideas and a teacher from Windsor Clive called Miss Owen and she came to Mount Stuart Primary to learn about VocalEyes. We have emailed a company to term our rights mascot in to a cuddly toy.

posted on 11 Oct 2019

This are some ideas we turned into actions at school. 
Colegio Bilbao Community

posted on 10 Oct 2019

First conference engaging the school community with VocalEyes at UPAP´s school

posted on 3 Oct 2019

In school council we discussed our rights such as we have a right to an education and that we have a right to be heard. We also talked about why we have loud and proud. The children are making posters for their classrooms about the right for October which is we have a right to be heard. We've added 2 topics to vocal eyes to ask the children how we can improve our art, music & drama and the best ways to improve our health. These link to our school improvement plan. School council need to ask their teachers to allow time to respond. School council have just got their new badges.

posted on 27 Sep 2019

Gower College Swansea has recently made big change which is to change from one-time-use cups to reusable cups. This change happened because of ideas that were created on VocalEyes.

This college is on its way to becoming more eco-friendly for the future. This happens by acting now.

Gower College Swansea has taken action changes that students are wanting change on. We are always there for students to improve their quality of college life along with propelling them into the future with our high standards of education.

posted on 27 Sep 2019