G2G Communities CIC

Hi Reader. Welcome to the August G2G Communities CIC Newsletter

Business Minded

Space Exploration Education Grant Awarded

We are a not for profit organisation working throughout North Wales in some of the highest areas of deprivation, we are delighted to have been awarded a second space project to highlight future education, career prospects and opportunities within the space industry. Director Moira Lockitt said ‘Since 2010 G2G Communities CIC / LEGO Education Innovation Studio has been pioneering Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) throughout North Wales to Schools, adults, community, business and industry using LEGO robotics, programming and a range of innovative delivery models.'

Find out more about the project on our website..

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Don't forget to visit us at the Big Bang Wales Rally GB 2016, come and find us on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th October

We will be back for the third year running at the 2016 GB Big Bang Wales Rally. This year we have booked more space to showcase some of our exciting programmes and activities. We will be showing off our new LEGO WeDo 2.0 robots, Green screen animation, the ‘All SySTEMs Go’ space programme and so much more.

The Big Bang is a programme of UK-wide events that get students and the public excited about science, technology, engineering and maths. Fun-filled activities, hands-on exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers, find out more - http://nearme.thebigbangfair.co.uk

Come & visit us on Thursday 27th (10:00-15:30) or Friday 28th (10:00-16:00) October. 

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Supporting Urban Village Centre in Wrexham

We have been supporting the Plas Madoc Urban Village Centre in Wrexham by delivering a range of courses to people in the local community every Friday. There is a morning session 10am-12am followed by an afternoon session 1pm-3pm, helping people who are in need of assistance to improve their basic skills.

Learners are undertaking Food Hygiene & Basic Computer Courses and more advanced ECDL computer courses. Each of these courses offer a qualification on completion which can then be used to assist the learners in finding employment or to just help them feel more confident in today’s digital world.

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Christchurch Coding with Scratch

A group of Year 6 Christchurch students completed their second session of Scratch programming this week, building on the basic skills they learned in their first lesson. Our goal was to begin creating a game where the player safely navigates a space rocket through treacherous caverns, using some of the more complex features of Scratch such as variables, sensing and messaging. The games will be finalised in our next session.

You can view some of the projects the students from Christchurch have previously created during their classes at scratch.mit.edu/studios/1530056

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Book Exchange at G2G Communities

We have a modest library of books in our learning centre for exchange. Have a book you have finished? Bring in your book and swap it for something else.

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Thank You Suzy for the Wonderful Feedback

We love to hear from our learners & clients for all the hard work the team does here at G2G Communities CIC trying to make a positive impact in people's lives.

Suzy Says "Absolutely fantastic team of staff very helpful I passed three exams there at first I was very nervous but they helped so understand if you struggle with computer world I have three qualifications now that I never had very proud of my self and this company who help so many people in Rhyl with lots of support and if you have a Carer they can come and support u as well run very well understanding compassionate and treat every one as equals I will definitely recommend them to or people who want to Learn new skills I will definitely be back I did business first aid and life skills and level 2 food safety hygiene and catering I'm truly grateful for this chance."

You can read & leave us a review on our Facebook Page or read our some of our Testimonials on our website

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All SySTEMs Go Project - Space News & Information

From now until March, 2018 we will be visiting thirty-five Schools in and around North Wales to deliver enrichment activities for the All SySTEMs Go Project Space Project. You can read our Space related articles on our website, register your School for a chance for us to come and deliver a workshop. Follow us on our All SySTEMs Go Facebook Page.

ExoMars Mission to Mars - exploration.esa.int/mars

All SySTEMs Go has been following the arrival of the ExoMars mission to Mars, this joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA), including the UK Space Agency (UKSA), and Russian Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) saw the arrival of the Schiaparelli lander on the surface of Mars on Wednesday 19th October 2016.

The lander left the Trace Gas Orbiter satellite on Sunday the 17th of October which will hopefully also be also be used as a data-rely in 2020 when the ExoMars mission continues with the first ESA and ROSCOSMOS Rover mission to Mars.

To celebrate Students at Ysgol ID Hooson have been looking at the History of the Human race up to and including missions to Mars, using Minecraft Education. We have also ran Space related Scratch Coding and after school clubs to promote Space. Follow our Space projects on the All SySTEMs Go Facebook Page - Facebook.com/SpaceSTEM

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