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                                                                                Summer Term Newsletter ‘06                                                            Issue No. 8



    Record Number of Gold Award Winners!!
    Each year an award ceremony is held for those students who have worked especially hard and gained enough credits for their Gold Award (this usually takes
    place in July but has been re-arranged to September for this year only). A record number of students have now reached Gold level - 29 in total, amounting to
    over 2,230 credits!!!

    The following students will be presented with their certificates by the Mayor of Wrexham at a special ceremony in September…


Aaron Roberts - Borras Park Infants, Bethan Williams - Penygelli School, Catrin Street-Mattox - Acton Park Infants, Celine Tomlinson - Acton Park Infants,
Charlotte Davies - Acton Park Infants, Chloe Scaife - Johnstown Infants, Dafydd Gibbard - Hafod y Wern Infants, Ellyse Partington - Ysgol Bryn Tabor, Elouisa Evans - Victo-
ria Infants, Erica Humphreys - St Mary's RC Primary, Ffion Holmes - Ysgol Plas Coch, Hannah Roberts - St Mary's RC Primary, Hannah Ward-Jones - Barkers Lane Com-
munity School, Hollie Broadhead - St Joseph's RC High School, Jessica Prandle - Hafod y Wern Juniors, Jordan Powell - Alexandra CP, Kaspar Turner - Acton Park Infants,
Katie May - Borras Park Infants, Katie Whitley - Borras Park Juniors, Kelly McKee - Ysgol Plas Coch, Leon Forder - Wat's Dyke Primary, Lucinda Hughes - Barkers Lane
Community School, Megan Robertson - Ysgol Penrhyn New Broughton CP, Neve Evans - Ysgol Penrhyn New Broughton CP, Nia Lewis - Ysgol Hooson, Rebecca Hughes -
Barkers Lane Community School, Rhianna Jones - Rhostyllen Primary


Youth University Student Advisory Group

                  Wrexham is the first Children's University in           Out and about…
                  Wales to have it’s own Student Advisory
                  Group. The group is made up of 7 young people
                  from Ysgol Rhiwabon who will get to make
                  decisions about the Youth University.                               This year, pupils
                                                                                      attending the Musical
The Advisory Group is in it’s early stages at the moment but,                         Theatre Young
having recently elected a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, it is                       Singers Summer
hoped that they will play a large part in the development of the           School will have the opportunity
Youth University and that the Chair will sit on the local Steering         to earn 20 credits toward their
Group meetings to give some indication of what young people                Children’s University award.
really want from the Children's University
                                                                           The summer school aims to
Thanks to money received from the Thomas Howell Education                  increase creativity and
Fund for North Wales, the group now have the                               improvisation, work on voice
capacity to design a promotional leaflet for the                           training, choreography,
Youth University (14-19 year olds) to help encourage                       stagecraft, lighting and
interest from this age group. They will also have                          much more!
input into the design of the website and newsletter
so watch this space for further developments...!


                                                                           The 1st Acrefair                                  Brownies were asked to discuss ways of
                                                                           Brownie Pack are                                  helping people with disabilities, carry out a
An Action Packed Weekend for Caia Park                                     now accrediting                                   disability audit on their
                                                                           activities as part of the
Youth Forums!                                                              Children's University
                                                                                                                             meeting place and create a
                                                                                                                             chart to pass information
                                                                           scheme.                                           onto the community.
             This was the second residential experience where
                                                                           Students have already                      Well done to all of you!
             the different Youth Forums in Caia Park had the op-
                                                                           gained 7 credits each
             portunity to join together and get to know each
                                                                           for completing their Disability Awareness
             other in an outdoor pursuits setting.
                                                                           Badge which has helped them to
                                                                           increase their awareness and gain        For more information about the Brownies please contact
               20 young people, assisted by 4 workers travelled
                                                                           experience of the difficulties faced by  them on 0800 1 69 59 01 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk
              into mid Wales on an exciting adventure...when the
                                                                           those with a disability.
              satelite navigation on the bus didn't work we used
              lateral thinking, initiative and communication to
solve the first problem!
                                                                                                       Wrexham Library will be running a “Reading
                                                                                                                                                        For details, please
                                                                                                       aloud in Welsh” module over the summer holidays.
After a gorgeous steak pie meal we settled in our rooms and then                                                                                              contact Shan Cooper
met up for the evening exercise – CAVING!! This was actually a                                                                                                on 840328.
                                                                                                       The aim of the course is to help increase student’s
purpose built indoor course, which was fascinating, and many
                                                                                                       confidence in the Welsh Language, become
who didn't want to do it originally,  overcame fears and got
                                                                                                       confident in reading aloud in Welsh and to learn
through it. Some however showed no fear
                                                                                                       about Welsh literacy.
and even did it in the dark - twice!
                                                                                                       Students will also gain 5 credits within their
Saturday morning activities were zip wire
                                                                                                       section of the Children's University.
and ropes/climbing followed by archery…
something for everyone, and everyone
joined in enthusiastically!
                                                                            Wrexham’s Youth Offending Service                     Brynteg CP School are now accrediting their
          After lunch we were joined by Les Williams for a Peer
                                                                            have been energetic this term                         after school clubs with the Children's Uni-
          Education training session. Again all participated very
                                                                            and run a Kick Boxing module!                         versity.
          enthusiastically, and it was a great session. At the
          end of the session, the group decided that they would
                                                                            Students gained 5 credits and                         Pupils can now gain credits for learning new
          be interested in making 2 videos; one on teenage
                                                                            learned the history and rules of                      skills and taking part in the Com-
          pregnancy and one on drugs from a users perspective.
                                                                            the game, correct use of safety                       puter Club, School Council, Football
                                                                            and protective equipment and                          Club, Art, Drama and Tennis Clubs…
The evening session was a night hike (in the rain!) which many
                                                                                              completed a                         that’s a total of 65 credits up for
tried to get out of. But, after getting on wellies and waterproofs,
                                                                                              warm up                             grabs!!
we had a great time, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!
                                                                                              theory and
                                                                                              practical.                          If your school is running after school
On Sunday morning we walked down to the lake for
                                                                                                                                  activities, why not register them
canoeing/kayaking which was always going to be the opportunity
                                                                                               Keep up the good                   with us?! Registration is easy and
to get soaking wet for some! Again the level of participation was
                                                                                               work!                              paperwork minimal...contact the Children's
outstanding particularly for those who overcame a real fear of
                                                                                                                                  University office for more details on (01978)
water!
                                                                                                                                  293319 or email us at
                                                                                                                                  childrens.university@newi.ac.uk
Helen Fernee, Wrexham Youth
Service.

								
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