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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'.

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Independent Living

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.

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Independent Living

Myfyrwyr Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe yn cipio Aur ac Arian!

Mae dau fyfyriwr o Goleg Gŵyr Abertawe wedi ennill medalau yn y Sioe Sgiliau Find a Future a gynhaliwyd yn ddiweddar yn yr NEC yn Birmingham.

Enillodd y fyfyrwraig Astudiaethau Dysgu Annibynnol Kayleigh Lewis fedal Aur yn y gystadleuaeth ‘Sgiliau Coginio Cynhwysol', lle roedd gofyn iddi baratoi a chyflwyno brechdanau wedi'u llenwi yn steil rapiau a bara fflat gan arddangos y sgiliau paratoi, hylendid a diogelwch cywir trwy'r holl waith.

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Catering and Hospitality Independent Living

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.

“Kayleigh didn’t seem fazed at all leading up to the competition and took it all in her stride,” says Learning Area Manager, Mark Clement.

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Catering and Hospitality Independent Living

ILS students celebrate work placement success

Independent Living Skills students at Gower College Swansea have celebrated the end of the academic year by enjoying a delicious buffet at the Vanilla Pod.

"The event was a roaring success and it was a great opportunity to say 'thank you' to the employers and volunteer groups who support the ILS department throughout the year," says Work Placement Coordinator Karen McDonald. "The buffet, which was prepared by catering and hospitality students, was delicious."

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Independent Living

Students get involved with community agricultural project

ILS students at Gower College Swansea have enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to get involved at a new community based project in Ilston on the Gower.

Cae Tan is a community supported agriculture (CSA) initiative which aims to reinvigorate local sustainable food networks by rebuilding the relationships between consumer, farmer and land.

Students on the STTEP programme are taking part in green woodwork sessions and experiencing skills such as splitting oak, small animal care, fire lighting and beekeeping.

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Independent Living

Dim Ond Ni - Myfyrwyr Sgiliau Byw'n Annibynnol yn agor arddangosfa o'u gwaith

Ym mis Ionawr 2015, dechreuodd Oriel Gelf Glynn Vivian, fel rhan o'i rhaglen ysgolion uwchradd 4Site, brosiect 10 wythnos gyda grŵp o fyfyrwyr o Adran Sgiliau Byw'n Annibynnol, Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe.

Ar gampws Tŷ Coch Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe, mae'r adran yn cynnig amrywiaeth o gyrsiau wedi'u haddasu i fyfyrwyr ag anghenion dysgu arbenigol.

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Independent Living

Just Us - Independent Living Skills students open exhibition of work

In January 2015, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, as part of its 4Site Secondary School programme, began a ten-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.

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Independent Living

Students enjoy behind the scenes tour of superstore

Part time Independent Living Skills students were recently invited on a tour of the Tesco superstore at Fforestfach as part of their Work Awareness course.

During their visit, the students enjoyed a 'behind the scenes' look at how the supermarket runs and were able to try their hands at using the tills.

"In keeping with the recent Fairtrade Fortnight the students selected and scanned Fairtrade items and experienced what it was like to be a cashier in a busy supermarket," says lecturer Leah Millinship.

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Independent Living

I ffwrdd â ni i LA!

Pan fydd tymor yr haf yn dod i ben ym mis Gorffennaf, bydd y myfyriwr Matthew Allen o Goleg Gŵyr Abertawe yn hel ei bac i fynd i Los Angeles.

Mae Matthew, myfyriwr Sgiliau Byw’n Annibynnol, ar fin cymryd rhan yng Ngemau Olympaidd Arbennig y Byd. Mae wedi cael ei ddewis i gynrychioli Tîm Prydain Fawr mewn nofio.

Matthew, sydd hefyd yn dioddef o awtistiaeth, yw’r unig nofiwr o Gymru i gael ei ddewis ar gyfer y digwyddiad hwn. Eisoes, mae ganddo hanes llwyddiannus yn y Gemau Olympaidd Arbennig a dwy fedal Aur, un fedal Arian a dwy fedal Efydd i’w enw.

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Independent Living

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