May had a lot to offer in terms of variety for SRtRC Wales. From workshops to teacher training, it was a fantastic month for the team to engage in all areas of their expertise.
In May, SRtRC Wales delivered in:
17 primary schools
6 secondary schools
2 special educational needs schools
Working with 1760 young people across Wales and the Midlands.
Here are some comments from Cardiff pupils, reflecting on what they had learnt in the workshop:
‘Some people have so little and get treated so badly.’
‘It is not nice to tease someone about where they’re from.’
‘You shouldn’t judge someone from their appearance.’
The maturity of these Years 5 and 6 pupils is striking; their words offer lessons that everyone could learn from in 2019.
The team also delivered three staff twilight sessions for schools in Torfaen and a training conference for PGCE students at the University of South Wales, in partnership with Torfaen Council and the National Education Union (NEU) respectively.
During May half term, SRtRC could be found at the annual Urdd Eisteddfod, this year hosted in Cardiff Bay. Thank you to the NEU for inviting the team and Education Minister Kirsty Williams AM for popping in. You can read Education Coordinator Noam Devey’s blog about the event and future of education in Wales here.