The Directors of G2G Communities CIC, Moira Lockitt and Dr William Lockitt, were pleased to welcome the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM to G2G Communities on Thursday 4 October 2018.
During the visit Ms Williams had the opportunity to talk to pupils from Christchurch CP School and Prestatyn High School about their experiences of using LEGO Education resources at G2G to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).
Ms Williams also visited the 3D printing and recycling centre that has been set up at G2G to highlight future employment opportunities and the social/environmental benefits of recycling. G2G Communities CIC has produced two new level 1 qualifications that are now on the AGORED framework: ‘Introduction to 3D printing’ and ‘Introduction to plastic recycling’. G2G is pleased to have been the first organisation in Wales to offer these qualifications. Twelve pupils and adults passed the qualifications during the pilot stage and they are now being rolled out to Schools and communities across North Wales.
The Cabinet Secretary for Education said:
“Thank you for welcoming me to G2G to hear from the students about how they’ve been using these resources to get interested in STEAM subjects. We want to promote these subjects and we need to make sure we find new and interesting ways, such as this, to get students engaged. A big thank you to everyone who’s been working hard to support this project.”
Moira Lockitt (Director) said:
‘We are extremely pleased that the Cabinet Secretary for Education arranged to visit and had the opportunity to talk to organisations that have supported G2G during the past eight years’. The ‘hands on’ approach to delivering the STEAM curriculum has proved very successful and encouraged pupils to reengage with education in Schools, College and work placements’.
Dr William Lockitt (Director) said:
‘Where possible we have been able to map the LEGO STEAM activities delivered by G2G Communities CIC to the ‘Digital Competence Framework’ in order to develop digital skills that can be applied to a wide range of subjects and scenarios to ensure our young people have the necessary skills and competences to succeed in an ever-increasing digital World’.