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G2G Communities CIC 2019 Impact & Achievements

Find out what we have been doing since starting out in 2012, and all about our involvement, workshops and programmes in 2019. Follow us on facebook.com/G2GCommunitiesCIC and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest and receive exclusive news.

Summary of what we have achieved since 2012

Our innovation is turning good communities into great communities; we provide experience, build confidence and gain qualifications

Our 2019 Projects, Workshops, Support & Achievements

Here’s a quick summary of what we have been doing in 2019, find all the information below. Don’t forget to like us on facebook.com/G2GCommunitiesCIC to keep up-to-date with our latest projects and what’s going on.

LEGO®

PROJECTS & NEWS

  • SkillsCymru Llandudno 2019 – Explored future skills and get work ready with careers.
  • Free Research Papers – Dr William Lockitt has produced and published a range of free papers that can be downloaded from his website – williamlockitt.co.uk
  • Local ‘Spotter Guides’ – Producing a range of free bilingual ‘spotter guides’, available March 2020.
RECYCLING & 3D PRINTING

SCHOOLS (STEAM)

  • Rail Safety LEGO® Education – Delivered workshops for British Transport Police and Network Rail highlighting dangers.
  • Hydroponics – Provided bespoke Hydroponic Kits, services and workshops. We produce kits from discarded plastics and biodegradable 3D printed components.
  • Coding with Drones – Delivered a range of fun and interactive workshops with Schools.
  • Family Learning – Parents and children work together during ‘Family Learning’ sessions to develop constructive play and a range of communication, numeracy, literacy and creativity skills.
  • Ysgol San Sior Llandudno – Delivered workshops for hydroponics and produced their own desk based hydroponic systems
  • Erasmus Event – Over sixty pupils and staff from Romania, France and North Wales Schools produced short animations and programmed LEGO WeDo Robots with Scratch Coding.

LEGO® Education

LEGO Based Therapy EducatorsWe have worked in partnership with LEGO Education, Agored Cymru, the British Computer Society and other awarding bodies to develop a range of accredited programmes and multimedia resources in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) subject areas. Delivered STEAM workshops to Schools and Communities with Family Learning in fun and exciting ways, making it relevant to participants experience and expectations.

LEGO® Based Therapy

LEGO HikingFrom 2019 we have been delivering LEGO® Based Therapy Courses suitable for use in a wide variety of educational, community and home education settings. Providing LEGO® based therapy training, workshops and support with our experienced staff at its Rhyl Centre or at locations throughout North Wales. LEGO® based therapy was designed to support children with ASD but can be used in a wide range of scenarios to help learn and develop skills such as collaboration, communication, problem solving and symbolic thinking by learning through play. G2G Communities CIC is the only LEGO® based therapy training course that has translated all the resource materials into Welsh ready to use to set up your own ‘Brick Club’.

Supporting Business

We provided a range of courses and activities to support local businesses and those considering setting up their own business. We have offered a range of accredited courses/qualifications and training at its centres in Rhyl and via its mobile services across North Wales. Delivered a range of bespoke courses, services, programmes and qualifications through its extensive partnerships with organisations such as LEGO, the British Computer Society (BCS), Agored Cymru, UK on-line, Reaching Wider Partnership, and the Virtual College. We provided mobile services across North Wales delivering equipment, resources and staff at times and locations to suit individual or organisational needs.

Recycling & Sustainable 3D Printing

Rhyl Beach Cleanup Rhyl – A Better Life Project

Our goal is to reduce the amount of plastic being sent to landfill within the Rhyl and local district. We are working with schools, communities and businesses to collect discarded materials and provide a variety of educational ways that they can be re-used and recycled to reduce our waste sent to landfill.

Rhyl A Better Life Cleanup Plastic Recycling

We provide a range of educational learning modules that you can mix and match for pupils/students to learn about 3D printing and plastic recycling, created and delivered by our experienced tutors. Our 3D Printing & Recycling Education module courses run over several weeks, some modules can be taken as a standalone workshop while others count as units towards formal qualifications.

Sustainable 3D Printing Centre

Inspiring 3D Makers at our Sustainable 3D Printing Centre, learners have been taught about 3D Printing, and putting their skills into practice, by designing and printing their own biodegradable models. We’ve been working with communities and businesses to create 3D prototypes and deliver environmentally friendly solutions and products.

Agored 3D Printing & Recycling Qualifications

Agored CymruG2G Communities CIC is the first organisation in Wales to offer Level 1 qualifications in 3D printing and Recycling. Two AGORED qualifications have been written by Dr William Lockitt (Director) and are now available on the AGORED/CQFW framework.

Kirsty Williams with 3D Pens 3D Printing Pens

We have been getting creative and running workshops, taking your ideas to the next level with our 3D Printing Pens (also a mobile service). Turning creativity into reality and drawing 3D objects from the ground up with ease and precision. Our workshops are tailored to requirements and outcomes.

Projects, Events & News

SkillsCymru Llandudno 2019

Explored future skills and get work ready with careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship events for Wales SkillsCymru provided hands-on activities and skills taster sessions, aiming to inspire and motivate visitors who are considering their future careers.

Free Research Papers

Dr William Lockitt has produced and published a range of free papers that can be downloaded from his website – williamlockitt.co.uk With over forty-five years’ experience in education find a range of publications highlighting the effective use of multimedia flexible and open learning, LEGO Education, learning through play, hydroponics and much more.

Local ‘Spotter Guides’

During 2019/20 G2G Communities CIC, supported by Rhyl Community Partnership and Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm, will be producing a range of free bilingual ‘spotter guides’ that can be downloaded and used to highlight some of the fantastic wildlife and community areas around Rhyl. The guides will be available from March 2020.

Working with Schools in North Wales

Rail Safety LEGO® Education

Rail SafetyWe had two great days with pupils, British Transport Police and Network Rail at Bodnant Community School highlighting possible dangers when crossing, or playing near, a railway line or at the station. Pupils had an input from the British Transport Police (btp.police.uk) and Network Rail (networkrail.co.uk), then were able to think about the dangers and recreate them in LEGO.

Hydroponics

Did you know we work with Schools and communities to provide bespoke Hydroponic Kits, services and workshops. We produce kits from discarded plastics and biodegradable 3D printed components.

Ysgol Christchurch CP – Supported by the North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider partnership and delivered by G2G Communities CIC sixty pupils from Christchurch CP School in Rhyl had the opportunity to make their own hydroponic containers from ‘one time use’ plastic bottles. They also learned about the importance of recycling and how using plastic that would normally be thrown away could be up-cycled and produce food in the form of salads, herbs etc.

Coding with Drones

Our drone workshops are perfect for Education. Designed to be fun and interactive, ideal for Key Stage 1-4 pupils. Learn how to program, control and fly using Scratch.

Family Learning

Parents and children work together during ‘Family Learning’ sessions to develop constructive play and a range of communication, numeracy, literacy and creativity skills.

Ysgol San Sior Ysgol San Sior Llandudno

We had a great time visiting Ysgol San Sior to do deliver sessions with the pupils regarding hydroponics and also to deliver their desk based hydroponic systems.

Erasmus Event at G2G Communities CIC

Erasmus EventOver sixty pupils and staff from Romania, France and North Wales Schools came to G2G Communities CIC. They produced short animations, programmed LEGO WeDo Robots with Scratch Coding.

After their visit to us they were all then taken to Conwy Castle where Callum, a member of our team gave them a tour of the Castle.

Erasmus

Get in Touch

Contact us below if you would like more information or to discuss our services, projects and what we offer or call Moira or Bill on 01745 334482.

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