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Offline SteveH

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Re: Schools and education.......Free Meals
« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2023, 09:48:21 am »
FROM September, all children in Conwy primary schools will be offered a free meal.

Welsh Government introduced the Universal Primary School Free School Meals (UPFSM) scheme last year, with a target that all primary school children will get free school meals by April 2024.

Conwy will be introducing their scheme seven months ahead of the target date.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been offered free school meals this year, and as a result, primary schools have served an extra 1,200 meals a day.

https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23662770.conwy-primary-schools-offered-free-meals-september/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Schools and education .......update on RAAC in Conwy schools
« Reply #91 on: September 06, 2023, 09:00:32 am »
SCHOOLS in Conwy are unlikely to be affected by crumbling concrete panels.

Ysgol David Hughes and Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi on Anglesey have closed amid concerns regarding concrete; reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) was found at both schools.

Conwy County Borough Council said they have a "regular inspection programme" for all properties and have not identified concerns relating to RAAC.

https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/23768283.conwy-county-borough-council-update-raac-schools/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589


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Re: University graduates may be better off staying in Wales
« Reply #92 on: November 03, 2023, 10:50:19 am »
Young people leaving Wales looking for higher pay may actually be better off if they stay, according to a company trying to halt graduate "brain drain".

A founder of Darogan Talent said on average they could have more money if they were in Cardiff than in London because of the cost of living.

A Tory politician said Wales must invest in skills to retain the young.

The Welsh government said it was doing everything it could "to help young people to plan their futures in Wales".

Darogan - which translates as predict or foretell - was established in 2018 with the aim of attracting students who studied outside Wales to return after graduation.

It said that a lack of information about opportunities in Wales has contributed to the loss of young people to other countries.

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-67299095

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Re: Adult Education
« Reply #93 on: January 30, 2024, 10:01:29 am »
Adults in North Wales can access free numeracy courses thanks to this government-backed scheme
A ?4.8m investment in adult numeracy in Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire has been aimed to make maths simpler for everyone

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has launched a new service aimed at helping individuals brush up on their maths skills and become more confident with numbers.

The ?Numeracy for Life/Multiply? project has received ?4.8m of funding from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and is supported by Gwynedd Council, Isle of Anglesey County Council, Conwy County Borough Council and Denbighshire County Council.

The initiative has been designed to help people improve their understanding and use of maths in their daily lives, including at work and at home. This may include by improving household finances, helping children with homework, making more sense of facts in the media, or improving numeracy skills specific to a line of work.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/special-features/adults-north-wales-can-access-28508912?%3Futm_source=inyourarea&utm_medium=iyaweb&utm_campaign=carousel&utm_term=cm_carousel_click&utm_content=content-marketing&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589