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Winner – Abercwmboi Communities 1st/Cap Coch Primary School
This project is a joint venture between Cap Coch Primary School and Abercwmboi Communities First. The project created a ‘Green Man’ out of recycled materials at the entrance to the school. The aim of the project was to provide a reminder of the process of recycling and to encourage the community to think creatively about everyday materials. The creation process of the Green Man, involved Year 6 pupils engaging in active workshops, which also developed their team working and communication skills, whilst developing their knowledge and understanding of the recycling processes and expanding their creativity. The sculpture is an innovative way of relaying the message to the community about recycling and in a fun way for children to learn.
Highly Commended – Communities of Penygraig & Williamstown
The Junk to Funk Fashion Show was a joint venture between Penygraig and Williamstown Communities First, Valleys Kids, community groups and 5 local schools. The project is unique and it’s aim was to generate awareness of recycling through the creation of new ideas for the re-use of material. The project saw each participating school represent an issue that affects or is affected by global warming, and the impacts were represented through the areas of fire, earth, air and water, this was then represented in the design of the outfits. The aim was to generate awareness of individual lifestyles and our impacts on our environment and to further challenge the idea of how we can re-use waste.
Highly Commended – Glyncoch Partnership
The ‘Summer Challenge’ is a successful scheme that has been running for the past 2 years. It involves the amalgamation of enjoyable activities, informal education, learning new skills and qualifications, all of which result in a regeneration project for the area. It gives individuals of all ages an opportunity to participate and to improve their community. It has seen a joint venture with GAFA and Ymlaen Glyncoch, funded by RCT Homes for a sculpture by and for the Community and also a Mural created by the younger members. They have also worked to develop areas in the community that are rundown. They have future plans for a larger development and recovery of older deprived areas. It is a project that aims to benefit current and future generations and aims to pass on this awareness and responsibility for the community.