schools

Stepping up to STEM

For the past six weeks, pupils from local schools have attended a Saturday Club at Gower College Swansea which aims to develop their skills and enthusiasm for engineering. 

The Saturday Club allows pupils to access the expertise of the teaching staff, the industry-specific equipment and on-site facilities of the Tycoch campus.

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Electronic Engineering Engineering Motor Vehicle

Entrepreneurship project for school pupils launched

A new project to help schools teach enterprise skills to 5 and 6 year old pupils has launched.

The Bumbles of Honeywood is a set of books, online resources and educational materials designed to nurture enterprise skills from a young age - as well as teaching children about the plight of the endangered honey bee.

The project was created by Sue Poole, CEO / Director of the Swansea-based Centre for Entrepreneurial Education and Enterprise Manager at Gower College Swansea. 

'Revolting Pirates' at the National Waterfront Museum - 1 April

After a hugely successful tour that has seen them visit 25 local schools and perform in front of an estimated 4000 children, our first year BTEC Performing / Production Arts students are taking their 'Revolting Pirates' show to The National Waterfront Museum on Saturday 1 April.

There are FREE PERFORMANCES at 1pm and 3pm.

The feedback from the schools on social media has been excellent - so don't miss your chance to see this show for yourselves!

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Music, Media and Performance

Young entrepreneurs enjoy Enterprise Bootcamp

Over 30 budding entrepreneurs from local schools attended a Gower College Swansea Enterprise Bootcamp last week.

Pupils from Pentrehafod and Gowerton Comprehensives joined college staff and students to participate in an action-packed week of activities that encouraged them to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Working in teams, they were set a challenge by Kate Hannington, Centre Manager at the 360 Watersports Centre - to come up with ideas that would increase the participation of local young people at the venue throughout the year.

Students face ‘squashed tomato’ challenge

Gower College Swansea’s Reaching Wider team recently played host to Dylan Thomas Community School, where Year 9 pupils took part in a practical engineering-focused activity called ‘The Squashed Tomato Challenge.’

This fun hands-on and brains-on challenge has been developed by Practical Action and is based on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal, where many farmers living on the mountainside grow fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes.

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Engineering

Prom Fayre - 1st February 2015

In association with The Wave and Swansea Sound, and sponsored by Gower College Swansea, Sketty Hall is proud to host a fabulous Prom Fayre on Sunday 1st February.

The event will cater for all your prom party needs and features exclusive fashion shows (at 12pm and 2pm) with dresses from Stardust Boutique.

Open from 11am.

Enterprise team present to city's Cabinet

The team behind an innovative entrepreneurial project was recently invited to the Council Chamber to present to the Cabinet of the City and County of Swansea.

Primary to Professional (P2P), which is led by Gower College Swansea in collaboration with Swansea Council, the Welsh Government, primary and secondary schools, higher education providers, Tech Hub and other business partners, seeks to build the enterprise skills of young people by providing bespoke courses and kick-starting the careers of budding entrepreneurs.

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Business, Accountancy and Law

Dragon Multi-skills and Sport Festival

Gower College Swansea recently held two days of activities for primary school pupils at the Elba sports complex in Gowerton. The college linked with the City and County of Swansea Active Young People team to deliver the Dragon Multi-skills and Sport Festival. This annual event attracted over 566 pupils from eight local schools. Each pupil sampled up to six activities, choosing from a range which included football, hockey, golf and rounders. Staff and sport students from the college had visited schools over the preceding weeks to provide coaching and raise awareness of the event.

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Sport and Fitness
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