The Careers and Activity Day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, was a huge success and fantastic start to the year. It was the first time we’d run such an event, and had hoped for 200 attendees, but would’ve been happy with 100. When the gatehouse reported over 300 participants, we were delighted! With 9 different activities running morning and afternoon all around the garden, 14 speakers and 7 stands there was a lot to organise, but we’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response all round to this event, and with a few tweaks, we hope to run something similar in the future.
The event was generously sponsored and supported by the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Fizzypig Ltd, The National Lottery Community Fund, the British Birds of Prey Centre, K Sharp Ltd and the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as all the speakers who gave up their time on the day and all the home educating families that attended. Thank you all, it was a brilliant day.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded our second grant. We will be running a series of trips and clubs in Wales thanks to an Awards for All grant – Home educating families will benefit from a residential science trip, Welsh lessons and trip to St Fagans, our drama club will receive equipment to film their shows, money towards costumes, a professional workshop, a trip to a performance and a backstage tour, we will set up a new sea adventure club for older children local to Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, and also run a careers fair for home educators.
Huge welcome to Cerys Ibbotson, Amanda Kirby and Joanna Lambert. Biographies coming soon.
A group of intrepid home educators from Gloucestershire and Wales, braved pretty chilly conditions to plunge into the sea from the South Wales coastline. Big thanks to Quest Adventures!
Our Llandovery Technology Club has been successfully running for a year now. Subsidised by Fizzypig and mostly using Technology for Fun’s projects, it’s becoming a test group for other clubs.
Our club for home educators closed when the venue we were using in central Gloucester closed down. However over two thirds of the participants have gone on to play for local clubs, and even represent South West England on a French tour. Congratulations to all!
Recently Wendy has been asked to travel to Wiltshire again (this time from Wales). It seems that Caroline’s projects (see Technology for Fun) are still in demand by home educators around the country.
Huge congratulations to all involved with the Sword in the Stone production. It was hilarious, with proceeds going to Dr M’z, a youth project in Carmarthen.
Congratulations again to Vicky and co for running such a successful club, and winning another iMechE grant for more advanced projects.
Fizzypig is delighted to be supporting a group of home educators who are meeting regularly with a view to performing Sword in the Stone next year.