Proactive School Community Project
Anti- Bullying Campaign
Autism Awareness Week
Buddy and Peer Mentoring Scheme and Bullies out
The Peer Mentor team consists of year 12 and 13 students who have all undertaken Peer Mentoring training. Within this group there will be three sub groups. The first is traditional Peer Mentoring, where students work with younger pupils on a one-to-one basis. The second Peer Mentor group will work within the LRC and help students with reading and homework in the library. The third Peer Mentor group will be doing work with Growth Mindset. They will be creating displays and doing activities to encourage a Growth Mindset across the school.
Bullies Out has helped CCS to train up the Anti Bullying Mentors. The training explained the different types of bullying and how to identify them and what to do in certain situations. The CCS Anti Bullying Campaign is continual through an academic year. However, there is a focus on Anti Bullying in November, as it is Anti Bullying Week. There will be assemblies in KS3 for this event.
The Buddy Scheme works with years 7-9. Year 12 and 13 students have designated forms that they will help once a week. They help form teachers with assemblies, seasonal activities and some Buddies will work specifically with individual children. This helps to create relationships between older and younger students, and supports students and Form Tutors during form time.
Cancer Charities and World Cancer Day
As part of our support for cancer charities, Cowbridge Comprehensive School will be holding a World Cancer Day on the 2nd February 2018. Through a cake sale on this date, we will be raising money for various cancer charities. The charities we will be supporting are Macmillan, Marie Curie, Latch (in memory of Jack Griffiths) and Cancer Research UK.
During this week and throughout February and March 2018, we will also be selling Marie Curie daffodils. The Cancer Charities committee will also be showing presentations in assemblies about World Cancer Day and how pupils can show their support. Support for cancer charities is already being shown by Cowbridge Comprehensive pupil Lowri Parsons Year 9. Lowri is organising a fun run to raise money for Macmillan.
External Community Events
Financial Skills Across the School
Financial Skills Across the School is a student led initiative encouraging a greater understanding of personal finance across the School. We regularly invite speakers to the School from various organisations such as Lloyds Banking Group and Student Finance Wales to discuss the importance of having control over personal finance during university and beyond. We also focus an importance of understanding the workings of mortgages, loans, pensions and payslips. Collaborating with the ‘Day in the Life of’ team has allowed us to invite FTSE 100 firms and public service employees to talk about careers in their line of work. This has included Officers from the British Army leading an assembly on leadership roles and rewarding careers within the Armed Forces.
Healthy Eating Committee
Helping at CCS Events
Helping with CCS Events is and important group within the Proactive School Community Project as we are responsible for helping with the forthcoming events throughout the year. This group is full of dedicated members and we are aiming to involve all of the students across the school. Some of the current events we have planned are: Children in Need Day, the Christmas Concert, the Christmas Hamper Project, the OAP Christmas Concert, the School Production and Sports Relief Day. We are also hoping to introduce a School Eisteddfod and a Battle of the Bands Contest over the next year.
Human Rights and Disability Awareness Weeks
This sub-group is responsible for organising two important events in the school calendar, Human Rights Week and Disability Awareness Week. We want these events to be enjoyable, informative and raise awareness of important issues within the school and the wider community.
Cowbridge School Learning Resource Center (LRC), aims to take an innovative approach to learning in the coming year. With Sixth Form Students becoming more actively involved with areas such as reading for pleasure and the assistance of students with technology and reading. There is also the availability of personalized reading recommendations, which are accessible through request. Along side this, the LRC will be promoting events throughout the year and working closely with the Student Council and Prefects.
The Medics committee aims to implement basic first aid skills into the student’s lessons with the help of St. John’s Ambulance. We will also be raising awareness for mental health awareness week in school. Our Mindfulness scheme aims to “switch the chatterbox off” in people’s head giving them clear mind in order to tackle any of life’s stresses. Another project we hope to put forward is the Sixth Form blood drive. Also, for students who are aspiring to study medicine, there is going to be a debating group which is for those who are aiming for a career in medicine. In these sessions we will be discussing current affairs in the world of medicine. The group is aiming to have guest speakers to discuss different topics. Meetings for this will be held at Monday lunchtimes in E2D.
The school is excited to be supporting the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal once again this November. The Poppy Appeal committee will be responsible for raising awareness, selling poppies and collecting donations going to the Armed Forces community.Our main fundraising events during the Poppy Appeal are all about bringing the school community together to fundraise and enjoy themselves in the process!
This committee meets regularly on Fridays, we have a couple of aims for this year including engaging Cowbridge Comprehensive School with the community for the Cowbridge 10k event. Organisation of Sports Relief in Cowbridge Comprehensive this year and much much more. This year we plan to cover everything sporty within Cowbridge Comprehensive and develop a committee that is sustainable and successful for years to come.
Taster Days and A Day in the Life of....
The aim for The Day in the Life, is to provide awareness sessions and careers advice to pupils in years 9 to 11, as well as AS level taster lessons for year 11, to make them aware of the wide variety of jobs and further education that is available. To do this, guest speakers will attend the career sessions to give an insight into “A day in the life of a ………”. This will allow the students to see the different types of jobs available, along with the required subjects and grades. As well as people from various occupations, these days will involve people from universities, colleges and apprenticeships, to show the wide range of further education and the world of work.
UNICEF PSE Lessons