We’ve had an extremely busy 2017 – check out some of our highlights below of what we’ve been up to. Follow us on facebook.com/G2GCommunitiesCIC and join our newsletter to stay up-to-date and get the latest. Here’s a quick summary, click a button to jump to the relevant section for more information.
Local philanthropic entrepreneurs Moira and William Lockitt give over £200,000 back to the local community in the past three years. Humble Beginnings, G2G Communities CIC was Founded in March, 2010 by Moira and Bill Lockitt decided to use their skills and experience in compulsory and further education as they wanted to support their local community.
Crest Award Centre
The British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-19 year old’s.
We’re now a CREST Centre and ran a pilot with pupils from Christchurch CP School in 2017. All of the awards, Discovery, Bronze, Silver and Gold are offered to Home Educators and Schools as of September 2017. Call us on 01745 33 44 82 to discuss our Crest Awards and projects.
Santander Foundation Award – We would like to thank the Santander Foundation for their Discovery Grant award. The grant will be used to provide inter-generational IT/computer skills workshops focused on money management and online safety to parents/guardians/grand parents and children in some of the highest areas of deprivation in Wales.
OPUS Project – We worked with adult learners with the Learn My Way web site to give them access to a City and Guilds qualification with our one to one Support to help improve and develop essential skills.
‘Fresh Start’ Course Funded by Gwynt y Môr – We delivered a project for Gwynt y Môr to support eight people furthest away from employment to gain experience and qualifications relevant to local employment opportunities, the participants achieved City and Guilds and British Computer Society IT qualification’s.
Gwynt y Môr Community Fund – 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 worked with Gwynt y Môr to support 10 local coastal businesses to help them become a bigger success, with our web design services we created websites to help launch their businesses online! Click below to find out more about each business’s website launched thanks to Gwynt y Môr and take a look at our website design portfolio.
Gwynt y Môr Funding 3D Printing – Funding our project towards 3D Printers, developing a qualification network, plastics recycling and education. – read full article
Innogy Renewable UK Ltd – North Hoyle / Rhyl Flats Grant Scheme – Awarded funding towards establishing a sustainable 3D Printing and Plastic Workshop Centre in Rhyl – read full article
GREGGS Foundation Environmental Grant – Awarded a grant from the GREGGS Foundation toward the development of the 3D Printing & Plastic Recycling Centre, funding will help to raise awareness in Schools and local communities – read full article
Our goal is to provide educational sustainable 3D printing workshops throughout North Wales, and to provide a 3D printing centre for the benefit of the community and businesses. Our workshops are ideal for all ages and abilities, learn to design and print your very own 3D model – click a button below to find out more.
Wicked Wales Animation – Pupils from Christchurch CP School in Rhyl had a wicked time battling Witches and other demons, making their own stories come to life with LEGO and the iPad.
Rhyl High School Celebrate Success – For several weeks a group of Rhyl High School pupils attended our learning centre to pilot the delivery of alternative curriculum activities to pupils and gain industry recognised qualifications, these include; City and Guilds; British Computer Society and Agored Cymru OCC’s.
Reaching Wider Partnership – Parents and children from Schools in North Wales enjoyed 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.
Exploring Historic Heritage with Cadw & Welsh Government – We worked with Schools across North Wales to provide castle tours and exciting activities. Primary school pupils have visited the castles of King Edward I, namely Conwy, Caernarfon, Rhuddlan and Denbigh, and had the opportunity to create these out of LEGO Education while learning about life inside a 13th century castle.
Llandudno Church Project – We worked 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.
RSBP Conwy Wild Life – We ran LEGO Workshops at the RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve in April. Watch these and other stop motion animations and blue screens on our YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/G2GCommunities
All SySTEMs Go Competition March, 2018 – During the build-up to the robotics competition we ran free workshops for Schools and teacher training days throughout 2017 to prepare a team to represent their Schools, check out our Facebook Page for all the Photographs – Facebook.com/G2GCommunitiesCIC
Free Robotics Exploration of Mars Course – we have produced and published a free course online, give it a go on our e-learning portal – Go on a Robotic mission to Mars for the search of life and the development of human colonies. Test your knowledge and beat the games to earn a badge and certificate for successfully completing the course http://learn.g2gcommunities.org/modules/exploration-mars
Full STEAM Ahead UK Space Agency – On the 10th January, 2017 we ran a Space Event at our LEGO Education Innovation Studio in Rhyl with our staff and volunteers. Welcoming 60 children and their parents from Ysgol Brynteg Wrexham to a one-day space activity, view photographs from the Event on our Facebook Page – Facebook.com/G2GCommunitiesCIC.
Events & Raising Awareness
On 14th February, 2017 G2G Communities CIC Director Dr William Lockitt was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) – read full article
STEM Ambassadors at Enthuse Awards – It is never easy to select STEM Ambassadors for awards as all deserve merit for their loyalty to the programme. Dr William Lockitt, G2G Communities CIC was selected as the most dedicated STEM Ambassador in North and Mid Wales – read full article
Minister for Skills and Science Ms Julie James AM – We had the opportunity to meet the Minister for Skills and Science Ms Julie James AM at the OpTIC centre in St Asaph to discuss the work of G2G Communities CIC in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) using LEGO throughout North Wales.
G2G Communities CIC at the Welsh Rally ‘Big Bang’ – For the fourth year running we attended the Big Bang event as part of the Welsh Rally, held at Toyota in Deeside. A big thank you to Flintshire County Council for once again organising this fantastic event and attracting several thousand people to the Big Bang venue. We were there for two days and hundreds of people showed an interest in what we have to offer. Check out our Big Bang Photographs from Day One & Day Two.
Gwynt y Môr Bodelwyddyn Castle Celebration – A celebration event was held at Bodelwyddyn Castle, this brought people together to talk about their projects and the difference it has made to their community.
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