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.
CCS Events Group
CCS Supporting WWF Charity
CCS Supporting Atlantic Pacific Charity
Dementia Friendly Cowbridge
The aim of the DFC School Committee is to form links with the local town committee, to make Cowbridge a place that is considerate of those living with Dementia and their carers. The committee strives to educate pupils attending CCS regarding Dementia. We hope to ensure that the younger generation have a positive impact on supporting those in our community living with Dementia inside and also outside of school.
We meet monthly as a school committee to check we are developing on our current projects and we are always creating new ideas on how to positively help the community when facing Dementia. We strengthen our links with the local committee by attending their meetings where we share our ideas and discuss ways in which the school can become involved.
The committee was set up last year when CCS became official Dementia Friends and signed up to ensuring we raise awareness and understand Dementia so that those living with Dementia can continue to live how they chose to. Last year, we focused on running a logo competition for Madeline’s project, an OAP concert to connect people in our community through music and volunteering at the DFC Day 2018. This year, we hope to expand to PSE dementia awareness sessions, assemblies, more volunteering schemes for pupils to support and continuing the annual OAP concert.
It is great to be part of such a great cause and it is very inspiring to see the community working together to improve Cowbridge, so we become more Dementia friendly.
External Community Events
Epilepsy Awareness Day
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.
The Rotary Interact group organise and run charitable events within the school and the local community. We meet weekly, with the support of Cowbridge Rotary Club, to work towards our Rotary citation and provide opportunities for young people in the community.
Jack Griffiths Garden
The Jack Griffiths memorial garden maintenance fund was established to raise funds to construct a memorial garden in memory of former pupil Jack Griffiths who died of a rare form of lung cancer in April 2017, aged just 15. All the money raised is being used to to construct a garden in Jacks memory as a place for the school community to reflect on not only Jack's life but that of anyone who they may have lost.
The aim of the Leavers Committee is to organise the last day celebrations for Year 13 alongside a yearbook, prom and commemorative hoodies . The group meet regularly to ensure we are making progress and we try to ensure everyone in the year is involved with arrangements and afforded a voice.
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.
Make Your Mark
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!
PRINT is the student led school magazine which releases monthly issues on topics of interest, proactive events and personal articles. We work as a small, dedicated team of seven members from KS4 and KS5, including writers, editors and formatters! We strive to make each issue engaging to all pupils and parents, regardless of age or gender, through our diverse subject matter coverage and topical articles. You can currently find PRINT issues old and new on the school website under 'Student Resources', we hope you enjoy and happy reading!"
Safer Internet Day
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.