G2G Communities CIC

Hi Reader. Welcome to the February, 2017 Issue of the G2G Communities CIC Newsletter

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Our e-Learning Portal - Free Courses, Materials & Resources

We have launched our new e-learning portal, created and managed by us, G2G Communities. Our e-learning portal has been created to deliver our courses to learners, and to provide resources and materials to learners and teachers.

Exploration of Mars Course

Learn to Explore Mars with our free Exploration of Mars Course. Complete the course to earn a badge & certificate -
learn.g2gcommunities.org/modules/exploration-mars

This lesson has been produced as part of the Full STEAM Ahead Project with the UK Space Agency.

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Business Minded

Dr William Lockitt Accepted to the RSA

On the 14th February, 2017 one of the Directors of G2G Communities CIC, Dr William Lockitt, was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). The RSA mission is to create the conditions for the enlightened thinking and collaborative action needed to address today's most pressing social challenges.

Read More on our website - G2GCommunities.org/news/Dr-William-Lockitt-RSA

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Rhyl High School Celebrate Success at G2G

For several weeks a group of Rhyl High School pupils have been attending G2G Communities CIC at its learning centre in the Bee and Station Business Centre in order to gain industry recognised qualifications. These include; City and Guilds; British Computer Society and Agored Cymru OCC’s.

To fulfil some of the assessment criteria for some of the IT qualifications pupils have used the LEGO WeDo and WeDo 2.0 robotics kits to build and programme their own robots. Some exciting and innovative robots were designed and programmed during the past two weeks and before the presentation of the certificates the Deputy Head Mr Ellis said ‘I am extremely impressed with the robots I have seen today and the way you have all worked together to achieve such impressive results’ ‘It is my pleasure to be able to present you with your City and Guilds certificates today and be able to see the work you have been doing to achieve further qualifications in the future’.

The City and Guilds certificates were presented by the Deputy Head Mr Ellis with the Head of Year Mr Dennis.

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Gwynt y Môr Community Fund

We are working with the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund to run a programme of activities to get people back into employment, full or part time education, training and giving them the skills for life-long learning. We also provide website design services and training to provide skills to make a success of their businesses online - g2gcommunities.org/pop-up-people-case-study/gwynt-y-mor. The project will help to reduce unemployment and create future jobs as their business grow.

We are proud to launch Shabby Pats and Honor Pedican businesses online.

Shabby Pats

Shabby Pats Chic and Up-Cycling Furniture Restorer

Shabby Pats website is designed to advertise and display the works of Alison, a local furniture maker. Shabby Pats came to us as part of the Gwynt y Môr to ask for a website to be designed allowing the advertising and display of the works of Alison, a local furniture maker and restorer - Read more about Shabby Pats Chic & Up-Cycling

Honor Pedican

Honor Pedican, Freelance Artist

Honor is a freelance artist and facilitator, based in Flintshire, North Wales. Honor had no online presence, as part of the Gwynt Y Mor Project we set-up, designed and built a website to showcase all her creative skills and services. Honor’s web site is a clean image driven site showcasing Honor’s skills and services - Read more about Honor Pedican, Freelance Artist

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Llandudno Church Project

G2G Communities CIC has been working with St Pauls Church, children and staff from Springfield Day Nursery in Llandudno to recreate the story of Noha’s Ark in song and animation. The children made several animated video’s using LEGO moviemaker and iPads.

They then had one session learning and singing the Noha’s Ark song ‘The animals went in two by two’ and this was used as the backing track for the animated video.

The children had lots of fun building, videoing and singing during the four one hour sessions and came up with some great ideas for the story.

View the Noah's Ark animation on YouTube - https://youtu.be/QUK4qPj9O-I

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Our Space Projects - News & Information

With our LEGO Education, Minecraft Education and Digital Skills we’re delivering workshops and promoting Space Science in Schools and Communities, and provide news about local opportunities in the Space Sector in partnership with the UK Space Agency and the Welsh Government National Science Academy.

About our Space projects - G2GCommunities.org/Space-STEM
Our Space news & information Facebook Page - facebook.com/SpaceSTEM

All SySTEMs Go Teacher Training

In preparation of the ‘All SySTEMs Go’ robotics competitions on the 8th and 9th of March 2018 ten primary and ten secondary school teachers attended two training sessions held at the LEGO education Innovation Studio in the Bee and Station Business Centre, Rhyl.

On Monday 6th February, primary school teachers were introduced to the LEGO WeDo 2.0 robots and spent the day building and programming them. On Monday 13th February, secondary school teachers built and programmed the more advanced EV3 robots.

Both groups received one robotics kit to use in their school to prepare pupils for the March 2018 competitions. It is hoped that over 120 pupils and staff will be present at both the primary and secondary competitions and there will also be an opportunity to look round some of the display stands and discuss the Space / robotics industry with some of the key players in the industry.

Photographs of the primary school teacher training day available on - 
facebook.com/pg/G2GCommunitiesCIC/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1248919278510103

Photographs of the secondary school teacher training day available on -
facebook.com/pg/G2GCommunitiesCIC/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1255836227818408

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