G2G Communities CIC

Hi Reader,

Welcome to our February (we made it just about) Newsletter. Here is a quick summary of what we have been up to, read on to find out what new and exciting things we have going on.

First of all we would like to welcome Ruairidh and Elis, who have joined us for work experience, they have some exciting things to share in the near future - meet all the G2G Communities team.

On Thursday, 25th February we had several local Schools visit us for small taster sessions for our All SySTEMs Go Space / STEM Project - watch out for our official launch day at our learning centre. You can register your school for us to come and visit.

Have a look to see what we have achieved during 2015 and what we have been up to - achievements 2015. Keep an eye out, as in 2016 we will be visiting a number of historical venues. We will also be supporting those furthest away from employment to gain qualifications, work ready skills and employment thanks to the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP).

Find us at Caernarfon Castle over Easter on Monday 28th, Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April delivering LEGO / Minecraft & Stop Motion.

After a wonderful half term Minecraft Club we will be running events & workshops over the Easter holidays in our LEGO Education Innovation Studio Learning Centre in Rhyl - such as the Minecraft Club, LEGO NXT & WeDo Robotics. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, we will send you more information soon - we are just finalising sessions & dates.

Want to find out more or talk to us? Then give us a call on 01745 334 482 or e-mail info@g2gcommunities.org.

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Space Launch

All SySTEMs Go Launch

Launching into 2016 the 'All SySTEMs Go' project is now live, our primary goal is to provide opportunities to young people at Key Stage 2 and 3 and to encourage learning about the space sector in their local communities and internationally. The 27 month project is supported by the Welsh Government and the National Science Academy (NSA). 

About the All SySTEMs Go Project and Resources >
Find out more about our Space STEM Launch >

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Register Your School for STEM / Space Activities

From now until March, 2018 we will be visiting Schools in and around North Wales to deliver enrichment activities. Using our LEGO Education and other resources we will be providing Key stage 2 and 3 students and teachers the opportunities to build robotslearn programming and explore the careers available in the Space Sector.

Register your school today >

Join our 'Space Project' Mailing List. You will receive Space STEM news, free resources and events - Update subscription preferences

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Caernarfon Castle Event Over Easter

We will once again be delivering LEGO Castle building / Minecraft Edu and iPad animation on behalf of CADW and the Welsh Government at Caernarfon Castle during the Easter holidays. Dates booked so far are Monday 28: Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or go to the CADW.gov.wales website to find out how to book.

LEGO Pack Your Imagination Campaign >
View photographs from our last event >

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Learn to Code

G2G Communities Achievements 2015

We’ve been busy during 2015; have a look at some of the things that we have been up to. Keep an eye on our calendar to see what we're up to in 2016, follow us on facebook.com/G2GCommunitiesCIC to get the latest.

View our 2015 Achievements >

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New Skills, New Life with the DWP

We have been successful in gaining a Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) Flexible support grant to help those furthest away from employment to gain qualifications, work ready skills and employment. The programme will last until August 2016 and over 40 participants will undertake the programme. At the end of each programme each participant will develop a future action plan detailing their work based aspirations, career options, necessary qualifications and possible learning pathways.

Take a look at our feedback from learners in November, 2015 >

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Historical Venues with Howels Trust

During 2016 we will be delivering a number of half and one day sessions throughout North Wales where pupils will be able to recreate Welsh historic monuments, make animated videos of famous events and walk through Minecraft Edu reconstructions.

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PQASSO Quality Kite Mark - Meet the Team

We're taking part in a pilot project being run by the WCVA to highlight the third sector quality kite mark PQASSO. During the next few months Directors and staff will be working through the quality statements toward taking the assessment before the end of 2016.

PQASSO covers all aspects of an organisation, from governance to service delivery and monitoring outcomes. PQASSO’s flexibility means it can be used by all types of third sector organisations, including charities, social enterprises, community interest companies and community groups. PQASSO offers a flexible approach to quality which allows an organisation to work at its own pace as it is self-assessed through the 12 quality areas. Organisations can also apply for the PQASSO Quality Mark, a nationally recognised award endorsed by the Charity Commission that offers users as well as commissioners and funder's external verification of the quality and credibility of an organisation.

Our locally employed staff love what they do, you will find them professional, friendly and highly experienced, meet the G2G Communities team - g2gcommunities.org/team.

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Call us on 01745 334 482 or e-mail info@g2gcommunities.org

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