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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 12/11/2021

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Seren a Sbarc find the recipe for a trip through Welsh history Siarter Iaith characters Seren a Sbarc are back with a new book which sees them on a time-travelling trip through Welsh history.

#HoliJeremy, missed the live Q&A session?  Another chance to view all the questions and answers. 

Viral online harmful challenges and hoaxes We’ve updated our advice to help schools and teachers deal with harmful online trends.

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Anti Bullying Week: 15-19 November 2021 This year’s theme is ‘One Kind Word’ find out how your school can get involved.

Voting after lessons included in election pilots Some students will be able to vote at their college in next May’s local government elections, as part of efforts to increase voter turnout. Written Statement

The national resource: evaluation and improvement The national resource: evaluation and improvement is a resource to support schools with self-evaluation and improvement. It consists of practical guidance, evaluation prompts, interactive resources, case studies and much more.

Miwsig Y Siarter Iaith Looking for modern Welsh language music for your learners? Radio Cymru 2 will be creating a new playlist every month on BBC Sounds which is easy to find, simple to use and available free of charge to schools and parents.

Personalised assessments: data agreement reminder Headteachers, remember you must accept the data agreement for the 2021 to 2022 school year and review staff functions before staff can access the personalised assessment system.

New funding to inspire young people in ‘tech valleys’ to be scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians of the future All primary and secondary school pupils in Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil will soon be able to engage with an exciting range of local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employers.

WJEC: Calling all learners to join our Learner Advisory Panel WJEC is looking for students to join our Learner Advisory Group and help make important decisions about the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification. How to apply (application form at the bottom of the page) Deadline: 22 November 2021 For further information please contact: Rachel.dodge@wjec.co.uk

NAEL: International Blether: ‘Shining a Light on Middle Leadership’ Free event – Monday 22 November 4-5pm Join our International Blether and hear from six middle leaders from across Ireland, Scotland and Wales as they share their thoughts, experiences and challenges of their role. Booking essential. 

hwb and other resources

Talk Money Week: 8 – 12 November Talk Money Week encourages you to be more open about money with your friends and family and help you get advice from experts if needed. From pocket money to pensions, Talk Money Week is an opportunity to start building money conversations into everyday life.

What’s new in Hwb: 11 November 

Safer Internet Day 2022 Stakeholder Planning Event for Wales This event brings together organisations from across Wales to discuss the collaborative plans for Safer Internet Day 2022.

Minecraft: Education Edition – enriching the new Curriculum for Wales An opportunity to unlock the potential of Minecraft: Education Edition in your classroom

other news

Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2022 7-18 February 2022: various locations Inspiring YA writers Steven Camden AKA Polarbear, Joseph Coelho, Manjeet Mann, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Jenny Valentine take Year 7-10 school pupils across Wales on a creative journey in a series of free in-person events across Wales, 7-18 February 2022. Book now!

Carlam Cymru 2021-2022 Free online sessions from 15 November Carlam Cymru will return for 2021/22 with FREE live sessions being made available to GCSE students during the Autumn, and GCSE, AS and A Level students in the Spring. The live events during the Autumn term  will run after school for four weeks, beginning 15 November, and will focus on the core subjects – Autumn Timetable. Visit the e-sgol website and click on ‘Carlam Cymru’ for more information www.e-sgol.cymru

Playwales: Review: supporting the case for better opportunities to play in schools Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) has published a new literature review that supports the case for better opportunities to play in primary schools in the UK.

EESW STEM Cymru Updates, resources and competitions: IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition. Closing date for entries is Friday 28 January 2022. The Urban Farming Project F1 in SchoolsContact EESW to book or for more information.    

  

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