Working in Partnership 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 email@example.com Helen Fernee, Wrexham Youth Service.
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