G2G Communities CIC

Welcome Reader to our May, 2017 Issue of the G2G Communities CIC Newsletter

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Crest Award Centre

G2G Communities CIC is now a CREST Centre and will be piloting one of the awards with pupils from Christchurch CP School after half term. All of the awards, Discovery, Bronze, Silver and Gold will be offered to Home Educators and Schools as of September 2017. 

In the 30 years that CREST Awards have been running, they have learnt a lot about the benefits they offer – to teachers, technicians, STEM Ambassadors, parents and home educators, as well as to students.

• Improved GCSE grades and increased interest in continuing in STEM education and careers

• A sense of achievement for students of all ages and abilities

• Real-life experience of ‘being’ a scientist and working on STEM projects

• Students can use CREST to enhance their UCAS personal statements – our scheme is well-regarded by universities

• Extra value from other activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, STEM Clubs, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the Children’s University Passport to Learning

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We're Closed for Half Term

Over the half term our team is having a small well deserved break, so will be officially closed. However, some of our more dedicated staff we will still be working to get our 3D Printing Centre up and running. You can contact us by e-mailing info@g2gcommunities.org and will get back to you as soon as possible - if you're on holiday, have a great break!

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Reaching Wider Partnership

Parents and children from six Schools in North Wales are enjoying visits to Conwy, Denbigh and Caernarfon Castles during May to July 2017. The project has been funded by the North and Mid Wales and North East Wales ‘Reaching Wider’ partnership. The Schools taking part in the programme are Ysgol Merllyn; Ysgol Gwynedd; ID Hooson; Ysgol Cystemnin; Ysgol Glanwydden; Ysgol Maesincla.

Over 72 pupils plus their parents will enjoy a day out visiting one of the Castles and then have the opportunity to undertake the following activities:

• Researching ancient monuments, castles, history and Welsh culture

• Visiting the monument/castle and building scale models in LEGO

• Creating time-lapse video’s and photographs of the build and the completed monument/castle

• Creating a ‘story board’ using the I pad and various applications related to the history of the castle/monument

• Recording the stories using digital animation using the I pad, LEGO Moviemaker and other story applications

• Using MinecraftEdu or LEGO World to explore and create a 'virtual world' of the castle/monument (the output from this can be used in Schools/Community venues in the future)

• Making a multimedia record/diary of the visit/s using the I pad or Windows Moviemaker

• Setting up a project Facebook and Twitter site to showcase the outcomes from the programme

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3D Printing Workshops Available from the Summer

We are making some great progress setting up our 3D Printing & Plastic Recycling Centre. Currently our Anet A8 3D printers are hard at work printing off their own upgrade components for us to fit.

Aerospace 3D Printing Market is forecast to Grow at 27.4% by 2022, expertise is the key to innovation, and market growth

Soon we will launch our 3D Printing Taster Workshops, ideal for all ages and abilities. Learn how to use simple design software to create and print your very own 3D model which you can take away.

It doesn't stop there! If you enjoyed our taster workshops you will be able to join us on one of our courses to build your very own 3D Printer to take home.

Our centre and staff will be working with the community, local businesses, Schools and organisations to provide skills and services to prepare for the future and inspire generations of 3D Makers.

If you would like to support or sponsor our 3D Printing Centre call us on 01745 33 44 82.

< About Our 3D Printing Centre & Register >

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Join us at the Big Bang Event on 26th & 27th October

G2G Communities CIC will, for the fourth year running, be attending the Big Bang Education event in Deeside as part of the Welsh Rally GB. Make a note in your diary and come along to see some of the hands on activities G2G Communities CIC will be delivering at their stand.

Visit Wales Rally GB Website to Find Out More >

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Gwynt y Mor

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.

Get Your Business Online

Are you a local business that has started within the last year in a coastal area of Conwy, Denbighshire or Flintshire and need a website? We are working with Gwynt y Môr to support local coastal businesses to help become a bigger success.

Contact Moira on 01745 33 44 82 or contact us if you meet the above criteria and would like us to build a website for you and help promote your business online.

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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 Projects G2GCommunities.org/Space-STEM / facebook.com/SpaceSTEM

Discover Space - Manchester - Book Now

Looking for something out of this world to do during the half term? Then DISCOVER SPACE is the unmissable, free-to-attend, day out. Held alongside the UK Space Conference 2017, DISCOVER SPACE will host a series of fun and educational activities, hands-on interactive exhibits, talks and showcases to capture the imagination and inspire young people to pursue careers in science engineering and technology.

Recommended for families with children aged between 4 and 16 – school groups welcome. They expect there to be high demand for the DISCOVER SPACE days and recommend families register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

< Book Your Free Tickets Here >

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