Text of the Prof. Merryn Hutchings Education discussion available

Professor Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University: discussed “Are schools now exam factories?" in this latest Green Room Podcast of the live event held in late October 2017.
What are we doing to children’s education?

The original text of the presentation for discussion is available for download here (PDF 75kb opens in a new window or right click and select download).

Audio of the discussion:

Listen to the talk by Prof. Merryn Hutchings on Education

Professor Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University: discussed “Are schools now exam factories?" in this latest Green Room Podcast of the live event held in late October 2017.
What are we doing to children’s education?
Merryn appears on the BBC and Channel 4 speaking of her increasing
concern about the stress we are creating for our young. You can listen to other podcasts here

‘Counterpoint’ talks announced - Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations

Sustainable Wales announces celebrations of its Twentieth Anniversary.

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Counterpoint’ talks feature leading speakers, all experts in their fields.

Director, Margaret Minhinnick, says: “These events cover the charity’s concerns, which are environmental and cultural. They lead up to our AGM on November 16.”

The three talks take place at the GREEN ROOM, 5, James St. Porthcawl CF36 3BG. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 8pm

Professor Allan Williams:

Marine litter’. This problem intensifies as plastics break down, even entering the human bloodstream. A timely talk from one of the world’s leading ‘beachologists’ 

GREEN ROOM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 8pm

Professor Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University:

“Are schools now exam factories? What are we doing to children’s education?

Merryn appears on the BBC and Channel 4 speaking of her increasing concern about the stress we are creating for our young.

GREEN ROOM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8pm

Kevin Sinnott discusses his art and the extraordinary gallery he has created in Pontycymer. There will be opportunities to purchase new prints.

 SW Logo

SW Logo

These talks are part of the charity’s celebrations of its twentieth anniversary. These culminate at the STAGE DOOR, GRAND PAVILION, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6.30pm – 10.00 pm (more information will be published about this celebration event/AGM on the blog and events sections).

Expect music and poetry and a performance by Porthcawl’s own ‘One Time Alive’, launching their third album, ‘Red Shift’.

Listen to the successful public meeting "Producing our own Energy"

An engaged audience listened and questioned the guest speakers: Chris Blake
Community Energy Wales, Robert Proctor RENEW Wales / Community Energy Wales, Shea Jones
Re-Energising Wales Project Officer, Institute of Welsh Affairs, Ceri Williams Bridgend C.B.C. and Margaret Minhinnick, Director Sustainable Wales.

The meeting was chaired by Richard Thomas (Sustainable Wales) and Introduced by Councillor Huw David, Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council. Welsh Government and Rural Development Plan (reach, BCBC) representatives were also present to talk with attendees and provide information on their current activities. Thanks to all who attended and spoke, and the help of the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl staff for enabling the event to run smoothly. 

An audio podcast of the meeting is now available. Listen now or download below or directly access the recording at SoundCloud where it can be downloaded.

Original description details of the event.

Other podcasts are available from Sustainable Wales

This recording omits the Shine a Light? film as you can watch that separately on our site 

Winners of the Fair Trade Bake Off!

Local bakers grabbed their aprons and baked a cornucopia of fair trade cakes at the Bridgend Fairtrade Festival.

Bridgend County Fairtrade Partnership Fairtrade Festival ‘Bake-Off’ winners.

Event held at Carnegie House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend on Saturday 18th March.  

Judge Madeleine Moon, MP

 Judging the bake off

Judging the bake off

Adult winners

First prize: Ann Lewis with a decidedly Welsh-looking Spicy Fruit Cake with Mocha Icing.

 Winning Cake

Winning Cake

 

Second prize:  Liz Worthington with a delicious intensely Orange Gluten-Free Cake.

 Gluten free

Gluten free

Children – under 15 winners

1st Prize: Juliet gardner with a clever heart-shaped Fair-trade logo-designed Dark Chocolate & Coffee Cake.
 

Second prize: was 3+3/4 years-old Ffion Bourke with a Chocolate Henry the Hedgehog Cake. 

The winner of the public vote was also Liz Worthington

(Prizes donated by SUSSED Porthcawl and Fairtrade Wales)

Job Vacancy at SUSSED

SUSSED Wales Ethical Retailer, Porthcawl, requires...

Graduate Trainee, Supervisory Ethical Retail Assistant

Funded by Sustainable Wales and Jobs Growth Wales (c.28 hours) Initially for six months with view to extension.

Link to Online information & application

( https://ams.careerswales.com/Public/Vacancies/View.aspx?vid=36990 )

A unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to help a community enterprise develop and flourish as part of a sustainable future.

Training will be provided. Volunteers will assist.

The part-time role requires supervision of retail sales in shop, at events and online of our ethically selected goods. Volunteer coordination, till management, administration and IT skills will also feature.

Responsible to Directors of SUSSED and Sustainable Wales Trustees. 

Support document (more information on the role)

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Calling all bakers! Autumn Fairtrade Bake Off 12 November

 SUSSED on James St., Porthcawl CF36 3BG

SUSSED on James St., Porthcawl CF36 3BG

Sustainable Wales is holding a fairtrade bake off at the Green Room (above SUSSED) in Porthcawl. We're inviting bakers, schools and local groups to dust the fairtrade flour off their aprons and get to work baking for this flavoursome event.

So whether you're an enthusiastic baker or an even more enthusiastic cake connoisseur, make a date in your diary for the bake off... Saturday 12 November 10am-4pm

Find out all the details on the bake off page!