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07/02/2020

Techniquest will host the opening event for this year’s Cardiff Science Festival – a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). An iconic venue in Cardiff for more than 30 years; Techniquest has been pivotal to STEM engagement in Wales and has welcomed millions of customers since opening. On Thursday 13th February, visitors can interact with 2-floors of STEM-related exhibits, be entertained by unique busking activities and get a taster of what else to expect from the week-long…

06/02/2020

The Inspire! Tutor Awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional tutors and mentors in Wales who have shown outstanding passion and commitment to encourage, support and teach other adult learners to pursue their goals and transform their lives, whether it’s in their community or the workplace. Run by Learning and Work Institute Wales, with support from the Welsh Government, they reward outstanding individuals whose commitment, knowledge and communication skills have given adult learners the tools to transform their lives. One such…

06/02/2020

The Welsh Government is investing £650,000 in Caerphilly-based Williams Medical Supplies (WMS) which will see 91 new jobs created in the Valleys, Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced. The expansion is part of the business’ plan to treble sales which will see a new automated pick and pack facility building in the warehouse to accommodate increased levels of stock and make their business processes more efficient. They are also looking to move into other markets. WMS currently delivers to more…

06/02/2020

Craig Y Parc School has opened a unique course for wheelchair users to learn road safety. At a special event, Councillor Daniel De’Ath, Lord Mayor of Cardiff visited the school to officially declare the facility open before taking a spin around the course in a motorised wheelchair. The wheelchair driving school was designed and constructed by Luke Bacchetta and Nia Roberts from the assistive technology and occupational therapy teams at Craig Y Parc School. By speaking to students, parents and…

04/02/2020

Photo credit: Huw John   By James Lee   I was so chuffed I managed to secure myself a ticket to Pixie Perez – Confessions of a Drag Queen, as this three night sell out showcase at the Wales Millennium Centre’s Ffresh Cabaret Bar was a triumph! Pixie had the enthusiastic audience in the palm of her perfectly manicured hands from the get go. With a hilarious voice over opening that had the room in fits of laughter even before…

31/01/2020

Students from Cardiff high School will join other aspiring mathematicians from across the UK at the National Final of the UKMT/AMSP Senior Team Maths Challenge 2020 to battle it out to lift the prestigious winner’s trophy. The National Final, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), supported by LetterOne, will take place at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on Tuesday 4th of February and involves teams of four students from…

31/01/2020

    Film4 boards the Iris Prize Best British Short as sponsor, in three-year agreement to acquire rights to screen the 15 shortlisted films at Film4 on All 4  “…with a strong track record for supporting British film making, this is the perfect partner for Iris. We are so excited!”  Organisers of Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have today (28 January 2020) announced details of a new three-year sponsorship agreement with British producer/broadcaster Film4. The agreement will see Film4 acquire…

23/01/2020

  The British Red Cross is kicking off its 150th year with a campaign called #ItStartsWithHer to show how women in the UK can change the lives of women in one of the most disaster-prone places on the planet, simply by donating unwanted clothes. Almost half of women in the UK have admitted to owning too many clothes according to a recent survey for the charity. The research revealed that most, woman claim to wear less than half of their wardrobe,…

23/01/2020

Global Acts of Unity has launched an inaugural poetry competition and is asking young people (aged 11-18) to enter by expressing what ‘unity’ means to them for a chance to win £100 vouchers and £500 worth of supplies for their school. The contest aims to encourage children to use the power of poetry as a form of expression to capture how they feel about ‘unity’ in their school and their wider community. The goal is to encourage students to explore its meaning, strengthen their barriers…

23/01/2020

In October 2019, Coleg Gwent’s Learn Welsh Gwent department was routinely inspected by Estyn, the inspectors of quality and standards in education and training in Wales, and are now celebrating the findings of the report published last week by the independent body.   The main findings were that “Wellbeing and attitudes to learning” and “Care, support and guidance” are ‘Excellent’. Standards, Care, support and guidance and Leadership and management were judged to be ‘Good’.   The Inspection team noted that…