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Cynnydd Celebration Day 2019

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ON FRIDAY (Jun 21), Ceredigion County Council’s Cynnydd Project and Alternative Curriculum first annual award ceremony took place in Cwrtnewydd.

The celebration recognised the achievements of year 11 pupils from across the county who have received support through the Cynnydd Project and Alternative Curriculum Provision.

The Cynnydd project has helped the young people most at risk of disengaging with education by providing intensive interventions to improve their attendance at school and their attainment and behaviour. Support has included mentoring, coaching, and courses to increase employment and life skills to help improve future education and career prospects.

Catrin Miles is the Cabinet member responsible for Learning Services. She said, “It was a pleasure to be part of this successful event to celebrate the achievements of so many young people. The Alternative Curriculum is a very important provision within the county and provides pupils with extraordinary opportunities.

The Cynnydd project has enabled a large number of young people gain additional qualifications, the majority of which are level 2 qualifications. It is a pleasure to hear a number of successful stories with many of the young people already accepted in colleges ready for September.”

Michelle Davies, Ceredigion County Council’s Cynnydd Project Co-ordinator said, “It was a pleasure to see so many pupils enjoying the celebrations and taking part in activities provided by Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training. This year the Cynnydd project which is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government has enabled 119 year 11 pupils to receive recognised qualifications for their hard work

I would like to thank the Cynnydd workers from each of the secondary schools as well as the Careers Wales staff for their dedication in supporting our vulnerable young people.”

A special thanks is given to local businesses who provided food, drink and games for the awards ceremony.

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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