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College hosts Global Citizenship Conference
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Pembrokeshire College hosted a conference on Climate Change to learners last week, welcoming special guest speaker Phil Williams from Plan-It Eco and ITV’s Andrew Price.
Presenting to College learners studying the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, Phil spoke first about his adventures in the Amazon rainforest, inspiring young people to consider their impact on the environment. Andrew followed by sharing his stories on wilderness bushcraft, encouraging learners to take care of the planet to safeguard its future.
Pembrokeshire College Lecturer, Joy Sandifer organised the event with fellow Lecturer Luke Sturgeon in order to enhance the issues taught in the Welsh Baccalaureate, “Our learners experience a wide range of topics from enterprise to politics and current affairs, they develop a range of essential and employability skills such as planning, innovation and critical thinking. This event highlighted to students their role as a global citizen in today’s world.”
A-level student and Student Governor, Leah Gray enjoyed the additional workshop hosted by Andrew who shared how he started his business, Dryad Bushcraft, “It was great to hear the story behind Andrew’s business. He got us thinking about our own skills and interests and how we as students should think about incorporating them in our business ideas.”
A-level student Jasmine Mear said, “I feel really inspired by the conference, it’s vital that young people consider their impact on the future world as it is being created by our actions today.”
Pembrokeshire College learners were the first in the county to offer the Welsh Baccalaureate, providing students with a broad range of skills and experiences, designed to equip them for the wold of work in the twenty-first century.
Photo: Pembrokeshire College’s A-level group, College Lecturers Joy Sandifer and Luke Sturgeon with Phil Williams and Andrew Price.