Independent Living News

04
Feb
More skills medals for ILS students

More skills medals for ILS students

A team of ILS students from Gower College Swansea have taken a Bronze medal at the Inclusive Skills (Media) competition which was recently held at Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw.

Connor Maddick, Megan Bevan and Courtney Collins filmed, produced and edited a two minute film based on the romantic theme of Santes Dwynwen.

29
Jan
ILS students make their mark at skills competition

ILS students make their mark at skills competition

Independent Living Skills students from Gower College Swansea have participated in the Inclusive Skills competition at Newtown College.

Callum East, who is studying on the Introduction to Further Education (Life Skills) course, won the Gold medal in the Restaurant Services - Table Laying competition.

29
Nov
Winning photographs lead to prizes

Winning photographs lead to prizes

Two ILS students from Gower College Swansea have scooped prizes in a photography competition organised by Learning Disability Wales

Sophie Maddick and Jon-Luc Howells are on the Study Preparation 2 course at the Tycoch Campus. Digital photography is among the subjects they study and the winning photographs were taken during a class visit to Langland Bay with lecturer Leah Millinship.

14
Dec

ILS football team crowned Ability Counts champions

Gower College Swansea’s ILS football team have been crowned the AoC Ability Counts Welsh Champions for the fourth year in a row.

Unbeaten in qualifying, they defeated Coleg Sir Gar 3-0 in the semi-final and then Cardiff and Vale College 1-0 in a nail-biting final.

27
Oct
College celebrates Diversity Week 2017

College celebrates Diversity Week 2017

Staff and students across Gower College Swansea have celebrated Diversity Week with the twelfth annual Diversity Fayre and a series of awareness-raising workshops.

05
May
Rhys scoops Silver for his 'tea for two'

Rhys scoops Silver for his 'tea for two'

ILS student Rhys Harvey has taken a Silver medal at the Inclusive Skills cookery competition, held in Newtown earlier this week.

For the competition, Rhys was required to make a delicious afternoon tea for two within a time frame of just 1.5 hours.

24
Jan
Everything is ‘coming up roses’ for ILS students

Everything is ‘coming up roses’ for ILS students

The Independent Living Skills department at Gower College Swansea is working with the City & County of Swansea to provide placements for students and help ensure our local ‘Green Flag’ parks are well maintained and cared for.

31
May
ILS students take Eisteddfod prize

ILS students take Eisteddfod prize

Independent Living students from Gower College Swansea have taken third prize at this year's National Eisteddfod

The students - Nyle Bowen, Laura Evans, Kerri Green, Stephanie Harris, Joshua Jones, Amy Lewis, Abigail Maguire, Elle Wilkins and Jessica Williams - devised their piece of work around the theme of 'belonging'.

22
Apr

ILS students open exhibition of work

In January, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery - as part of its Offsite Secondary School programme - began a 10 week project with a group of students from the Independent Living Skills (ILS) department at Gower College Swansea.

Based at Gower College Swansea’s Tycoch Campus, the ILS department offers a range of courses that are tailored to students with specialist learning needs.

23
Nov

GCS students scoop Gold and Silver at Skills Show

Two Gower College Swansea students brought home medals from the recent Find a Future Skills Show at the Birmingham NEC.

ILS student Kayleigh Lewis was awarded Gold in the ‘Inclusive Cooking Skills’ competition, where she was required to prepare and present filled wrap-style sandwiches and flat breads while demonstrating the correct preparation, hygiene and safety skills throughout.

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