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English grade booster session for Pontarddulais school

A group of More Able and Talented (MAT) pupils from Pontarddulais School attended a twilight class at Gorseinon recently to boost their grade in English in their forthcoming GCSE exam.

The highly successful grade booster session is part of the Reaching Wider programme and provides pupils with effective revision strategies to improve their performance. The session was aimed at pupils hoping to achieve an A or A* in their examination in January.

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Former student returns with sound advice

A former student of Gower College Swansea returned to the Llwyn y Bryn campus this week to impart some sound advice to those currently going through the university application process.

Bradley Evans completed a Level 2 Art and Design qualification and a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design at the campus. He was then accepted onto the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and is currently in his final year.

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Nadolig Plentyn yng Nghymru / A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Bu dosbarthiadau Lefel A Saesneg a myfyrwyr Celfyddydau Perfformio yn ffodus iawn o gael ymweliad gan gwmni theatr broffesiynol y ‘Lighthouse Theatre’ ar ddiwrnod cyntaf mis Rhagfyr.

Maent ar hyn o bryd mae’r cwmni theatr yn gweithio ar ddarn o sioe un dyn, stori ‘Nadolig Plentyn yng Nghymru. Trefnodd Anna Davies ein Hyrwyddwr Dwyieithrwydd, mewn cydweithrediad ag Adran Celfyddydau Dinas a Sir Abertawe, eu bod yn cynnal dau berfformiad ohoni ar gampws Gorseinon y coleg.

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Students prepare a sweet treat for Christmas

Staff and students from Catering and Hospitality have been very busy gearing up for the festive season. Every student in the department is involved with the preparation and service of Christmas lunch and dinner and the annual Christmas Fayre will be the place to purchase our sought after homemade pickles, chutney and puddings.

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Interactive workshops with a festive flavour

As a direct result of a two-year European Leonardo funded project entitled ‘Sustainability Through Creativity,’ Gower College Swansea recently organised an exhibition for childcare providers in the local area.

Colleagues from the sector, as well as children from local nurseries and play groups, visited the interactive exhibition which was designed to showcase the work of the project.

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Dance Showcase 2014

Gower College Swansea and the County Youth Dance Company (CYDC) are pleased to be returning to the Taliesin for a sixth year, showcasing the work of the students and staff.

The students are all studying for BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in Performing Arts or A Level qualifications at Gower College Swansea.

CYDC is made up of students aged 14-21 who are from various schools in Swansea and from the college.

The Company creates performance work throughout the year with support from the college, the Taliesin Arts Centre and West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week - where ideas come to life

Staff and students at Gower College Swansea have celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a range of events and activities across the campus.

The week kicked off with a visit by Art and Design students to Swansea Business Gate and the film set of Da Vinci’s Demons, where they learned all about the kinds of employment opportunities that exist in the film and television industry.

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Broadway Evening of Festive Indulgence - 24 November

Spoil yourself at our upcoming Evening of Festive Indulgence at the Broadway Hair, Beauty and Holistic Centre

Monday 24 November - live demos, free taster treatments, gorgeous Christmas gift ideas...

5.30pm - 8pm

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Open studios, taster workshops and exhibition - Llwyn y Bryn

Open evening, taster workshops and exhibition @ Llwyn y Bryn campus
4 December 1.30pm – 7.30pm

Taster workshops available in glass, print making, ceramics, stitch, animation, photography, wire sculpture and printing on ceramics.

Tour the studios, find out about our courses and view artwork produced by current students.

Workshops will run for one hour, starting at 1.30pm until 5.30pm. Schools can book these in advance or it will be first come first served on the day.

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Double triumph for Netball Academy

It’s been a busy week for Gower College Swansea’s Netball Academy as they have won not one but two major Welsh tournaments.

The team took the title at the recent Welsh Colleges and Urdd tournaments, making them the double Welsh champions.

“This is an amazing achievement and we are all absolutely delighted,” says Coach Sarah Lewis. “The girls have been working exceptionally hard towards this success, juggling netball training with their academic studies, and these results are a real testament to their dedication."

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