All Year 11 pupils at Dwr y Felin School have had the opportunity to spend the week completing their Community Challenge for their Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. Pupils were able to select activities that were suited to their interests and skills. Through these activities pupils developed a range of important life skills and this allowed them to gain ‘real life’ purposeful experiences within and outside the school environment.
This involved organising sporting activities in local primary school, visiting Port Talbot Fire Station to speak with the Arson Prevention Team, with a tour of the station and an understanding of risks and consequences relating to wheelie bins and grass fires. Another group decided to improve their community environment by completing litter picking sessions in Neath Town centre and Bryncoch area. Also, many pupils took on the task of teaching pupils about the effects of bullying by setting up visual displays boards and interactive tasks in the corridor to educate and answer any concerns that pupils might have. Pupils also got involved with a range of many other effective and worthwhile causes.
Overall, this has been a very successful week and an excellent opportunity for pupils to develop lifelong skills and improve their confidence in taking on responsibilities outside their comfort zones.
Excellent effort! Da iawn!