Climate and Community are very busy clearing land for new trees for a hazel coppice on Mansel Green in Murton. Historically the land is grazing common land but the main road that cuts through Clyne Common has stopped the majority of animals grazing on Mansel Green for many years. Bramble and bracken took over and it was inaccessible apart from a few pathways through the undergrowth.Over the last year Climate and Community have removed bramble and bracken from many areas and grass has returned. They are planting many variety of trees and have pollarded the mature trees already growing there.
This is such a positive project with loads of ideas such as no-dig food growing and involving communities from Swansea.
They have plans to create 7 areas of hazel coppice over the next 7 years. Coppiced wood is invaluable for building materials and for converting into bio-char to add to the soil. (The project is inspired by Ed Revill's growing project on South Gower and his biochar pioneering work).
Tuesdays have now been set as a weekly workday. It would be great to have a large group of people working together and sharing food and conversation too. Car parking available across the road at Bishopston Community Centre or the number 14 bus from Swansea bus station takes you right there.
If you want to get involved please contact Bob and Jules on 07964 530436 or email@example.com or Val on 07533 711 506. Also if you know of any community groups that may be interested in participating, contact Jules and Bob. Volunteer expenses are provided plus unlimited cups of tea and coffee with biscuits!
As most of the ideas put forward on the Vocaleyes Platform have been of an environmental nature. This has given the Community Council the impetus to declare a Climate Emergency for Pennard Ward. During the next six months we will be seeking advice and working with the Community to produce a plan for a carbon zero future for Pennard. If you are interested in helping us achieve these goals, we would love to hear from you. Our vision is to include all demographics within the Community.
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VocalEyes Democracy Day no. 3 in Llanelli as part of the Children's Zones initiative, this time at Bigyn Primary School .. check out these young people's priorities, they may not be what you expect.
The College has listened to your views and through numerous channels I.E Student Management Group and Vocal eyes and we are delighted to tell you we are now able to increase our vegan offerings. As well as the standard vegan options available our catering manager has put in place a new call to order system to minimise on waste. You simply request a vegan option to the catering staff and they will be able to prepare you a vegan meal. (as it will be cooked to order there will be a slight wait).
There was also a request for more vegan snack and sweet options and we now have an additional vegan snack bar being sold across campus and Vegan Magnum Ice creams are also available.
We see this as a brilliant and positive start top improving our catering offerings and want to thank everyone for your comments and suggestions to make this happen.
We are very excited to announce our new Vocaleyes Platform. This is a place for students to get involved with projects, ideas and discuss any issues that you think we need to address. This is YOUR platform.
We are excited to tell you about our Project Green! This SA project will highlight Sustainability and Climate Change on and off Campus, and encourage you all to get involved. Our planet is in crisis, and it will impact us all. This is our future, and our children's future. We need to make a change!
Come and see us in the SA to get involved.. check out the noticeboards for any updates too.
Stay safe :)
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.
On Vocal Eyes, many of you voted to have a winter PE kit.
You voted, we listened! You now have a winter PE kit.
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.