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Climate and Community are very busy clearing land for new trees for a hazel coppice on Mansel Green in Murton. Historically the land is grazing common land but the main road that cuts through Clyne Common has stopped the majority of animals grazing on Mansel Green for many years. Bramble and bracken took over and it was inaccessible apart from a few pathways through the undergrowth.Over the last year Climate and Community have removed bramble and bracken from many areas and grass has returned. They are planting many variety of trees and have pollarded the mature trees already growing there.


This is such a positive project with loads of ideas such as no-dig food growing and involving communities from Swansea. 
They have plans to create 7 areas of hazel coppice over the next 7 years. Coppiced wood is invaluable for building materials and for converting into bio-char to add to the soil. (The project is inspired by Ed Revill's growing project on South Gower and his biochar pioneering work). 


Tuesdays have now been set as a weekly workday. It would be great to have a large group of people working together and sharing food and conversation too. Car parking available across the road at Bishopston Community Centre or the number 14 bus from Swansea bus station takes you right there.



If you want to get involved please contact Bob and Jules on 07964 530436 or climateandcommunity@btinternet.com or Val on 07533 711 506. Also if you know of any community groups that may be interested in participating, contact Jules and Bob. Volunteer expenses are provided plus unlimited cups of tea and coffee with biscuits!



https://climateandcommunity.org.uk/ 









Categories: Highlights, Featured, Case Study, posted on 14 Aug 2020

Do you play Overwatch on PC? Are you a current student?

Would you like to take part in some fun competitive matches?

GCS owls want to hear from YOU! We can cater for all ranks and are always on the lookout for new players to help us compete across the divisions.  We can cater for all ranks and abilities, and play every Wednesday afternoon.

If you are interested and want to find out more contact Paul Vincent from the enrichment team at Paul.Vincent@gcs.ac.uk

Categories: Featured, posted on 2 Jun 2020

I’m sure you will have heard that the examinations you had planned to take this summer have unfortunately now been cancelled.

 

We appreciate how disappointed and upset you must be feeling given that you won’t get the opportunity to showcase all the hard work you have undertaken over the past couple of years.

 

We are currently awaiting further details on how your work and performance will be assessed, although we believe this will be based on your assessment being marked by your lecturers.

 

As soon as we have clarity on this we will let you know. But in the meantime I would like to give you some advice that will help you to achieve the best grades possible and allow you to take your next step, which may include a higher level course at a top university, an apprenticeship, a job or progress further within the College.

 

The advice is please don’t forget your studies.

 

Assessments and grades will certainly be based on work undertaken to date and therefore there could be opportunities to both tidy up and possibly even improve this work.

 

At the same time assessments etc. could be based on future work provided by lecturers through a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions or set work. Therefore, it is important you keep in contact with your lecturers and tutors, in accordance with your set timetable, and by the method your tutors have set out.

 

Already some universities and employers are indicating that future interviews will enquire how students used their time effectively to study and learn during the Covid-19 outbreak.  

 

We firmly believe that if you successfully complete all of your course, then this will put you ahead of other students who may not follow this advice, both in terms of securing the best offers from universities and employers.

 

The next few months may be very different for all of us, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still thinking of your future. As our students, we are committed to giving you the greatest number of opportunities possible.

 

So please keep up the hard work, and with the continued support of your lecturers and the College, I have no doubt whatsoever that you can still achieve everything you want to.

 

Stay safe

 

Mark Jones

Principal

Categories: Featured, posted on 25 Mar 2020

Hi everyone.

My name is Hari and I have recently started work with VocalEyes as a community champion in Llansamlet and Morriston. I like to play music and love nature. I'm really excited about the idea of working with the local people to help them make positive changes to their areas. 

posted on 23 Mar 2020