Saturday 8 October 2022
“Young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow. They have the energy, skills and ideas to change society and the environment for the better today. we must support and empower them to be active citizens, both now and in the future.”
This is the message from the #iwill campaign which we have been supporting this week. Many of our pupils are involved in social action, including Paige W who is an #iwill ambassador and has campaigned for gender equality, sensible use of plastics and animal welfare from a young age; Harri W, Jeremiah E and Harry A, in Year 4, campaigned for battery recycling bins around the School after discovering how damaging they are to the environment. We now have a battery recycling bin in the 4T classroom, with plans to have more in the near future. If you have any batteries that no longer work, please do bring them into school to support the boys’ initiative; Sam H (Year 13) has volunteered for Cardiff Whales Swimming Club for nearly two years, helping young, disabled people learn how swim and increase their confidence in the water; Angel E in Year 10, is a member of Youth Parliament and Race Council Cymru, actively campaigning for environmental sustainability and tackling racial discrimination. she was also invited by Chwarae Teg to speak on a panel at Gwald, earlier this year, about her experiences as a youth activist.