There are many organisations and websites which provide excellent sources of information, ideas and resources for the Welsh Bac.
FAO organisations: Welsh Bac co-ordinators often find it very useful if opportunties are mapped against the Welsh Baccalaureate specifications.
A helpful template for organisations can be found here.
Presentations from the 2012 MLAs and WBQ Conferences can be found here.
|National Assembly for Wales Education Service||
Explore the Assembly is a brilliant website which has full details of what'is on offer for teachers and students.There are sections on 'How the Assembly works', the Outreach service, Senedd visits, latest news and useful resources including videos and images.
What the Assembly offers has been mapped to the Welsh Baccalareate. Click here
|Save the Children||A excellent website with a host of resources including information about recent events and appeals, video clips and images. There is an online library. Explore photo stories and videos that capture children's experiences in the UK and around the world.|
|Shelter Cymru||A vast resource with a library of useful research, media releases, case studies, key facts and other useful information. On the education section you can find 'Housemate' an educational resource on housing options and homelessness for young people aged 11-18. The Introduction Section explains how to use the resource and how it fits into the PSE curriculum|
|The Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre||The Storey Arms is Cardiff's outdoor education centre with programmes designed to develop a variety of skills and also address WBQ issues such as sustainability and understanding the natural environment. You can find out more about how activities can meet the requirements for WBQ and ESW/Key skills here.|
|Urdd Gobaith Cymru||The Urdd is an organisation for young people in Wales. It organises a range of activities across Wales, giving young people the opportunity to learn and socialise through the medium of Welsh.|
|Welsh Government Communications Team||The Welsh Government communications teams, based in Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction, deliver activities to support the Welsh Baccalaureate, predominantly the Wales, Europe and the World element. For further information or to discuss potential ideas please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 062 2021|
|UK Parliament education wesbite||An interactive website with information on courses for teachers, visits to parliament and a range of useful materials including games, videos, whiteboard resources, lesson plans and useful links.|
|National Waterfront Museum, (Swansea)||The story of Wales's past, present and future contributions to industry and innovation. A wide and flexible range of visits and interactive resources for teachers and students. Welsh Bac themed days/activities. See here|
|University of Wales Trinity St David||The University has validated a range of accredited modules (Level 4) provided in partnership with secondary schools. Some of these support the WBQ including, Wales,Europe and the world and skills for the Individual Investigation.|
|Centre For Alternative Technology||
CAT is an education and visitor centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability. It covers all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.
CAT provides curriculum-based education to visiting schools, colleges and universities. It hosts residential education trips for schools and colleges in unique eco-cabins. CAT also carries out educational outreach work, including teacher training and school visits. More information click here
|British Council (Wales)||Offer a range of educational opportunities for students, teaching professionals, young people and adult learners|
CLIC is an online channel and printed zine offering information, news and advice for all young people aged 11 to 25 in Wales on a wide range of subjects and issues, including where to get support in your local area.
The focal point of CLIC is interactive websites which allow young people and the organisations that work with them to upload articles, pictures, videos and themes, and to publicise events and activities.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES) Action Plan, launched in November 2010, is designed to provide young people with entrepreneurial learning opportunities.
|The National Library of Wales||
The National Library of Wales Education Service can deliver workshops to schools that offer the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. Courses are free.
The Amnesty office in Cardiff provides a focus for campaigning and events in Wales. Poverty and human rights issues are covered in a special resource pack produced for KS4
|Colorfoto||Provide free of charge to secondary schools; educational visits to their laboratory in Cardiff where they learn all about the business, and secondary pupils have tuition in photogarphy, software and design. Courses could be useful in a range of contexts for the WBQ.|
|The NHS National Blood Service can be linked to the Welsh Baccalaureate in a number of ways. Helping to promote blood donation sessions in your local area e.g. distributing posters or displaying banners can form part of a community participation activity. Giving one blood donation can count as 2 hours towards your community participation.|
The Pacific Institute PX2 Programme
PX2® is a life-changing programme, promoting positive communication, building stronger relationships and equipping individuals with effective thinking skills that act as a springboard to a successful future.
Engagement in the PX2 programme, together with follow up activity in which learners can use their new found skills and techniques to support peers or younger pupils can provide a truly developmental Community Participation element of the WBQ core with long term sustainable benefits.
|People’s Collection Wales||
People’s Collection Wales is an innovative bilingual digital platform to collect, interpret and display the story of Wales’ history, culture and heritage. It encourages individuals and community groups to contribute to the story of Wales alongside cultural heritage institutions.
The website is available for use by museums, archives, libraries, community groups and individuals. It enables users to browse the website, contribute digital content, create e-trails and develop digital stories. The site also has a dedicated area for formal and informal learning.
The programme involves a range of stakeholders and partners including Visit Wales, National Grid for Learning, the Ramblers Association Wales, BBC and S4C.
|True Tube||A website with useful resources, video, lessons etc for PHSE, RE and citizenship.|
|Forestry Commission Wales||
Woodland Education in Wales.
Woodlands provide a stimulating outdoor learning environment. The Woodlands for Learning Team work throughout Wales, directly with groups offering curriculum linked visits in local woodlands.
|Film Club Cymru||This new and exciting initiative in Wales is supported by the Welsh Government and other organisations. Free films useful for WEW and PSE and opportunities for students to run clubs as part of their community participation.|
|National History Museum; St Fagans||Opportunities for visits and a range of activities to support the Welsh Baccalaureate. For an example covering sustainability click here|
|Rhondda Heritage Park||Based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Rhondda Heritage Park is a living testament to the mining communities of the World famous Rhondda Valleys.|
|Whizz Kidz||A free resource pack and supportive materials that offer five fun and inspiring ‘Group Work Projects’ that promote team building, problem solving and community engagement.|
|Oxfam Education||Impressive collection of learning resources and suggested actvities relevant and mapped to various aspects of the WBQ, especially PSE and WEW.|
|National Trust - Heryri||Youth Experiences in Snowdonia and Llyn. HERYRI activities focus on developing key life skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving and confidence whilst facilitating the enhancement of social skills and challenging individuals to use their initiative. ( 01766 510125) email@example.com|
|CEWC CYMRU||CEWC-Cymru (the schools arm of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs) helps young people to develop as active citizens of Wales and the world. CEWC provides a range of services and resources which can help Welsh Bac co-ordinators deliver Wales, Europe and the World, inlcuding the popular Model UN Debates.|
|Christian Aid||Impressive collection of learning resources and suggested actvities relevant and mapped to various aspects of the WBQ, especially PSE and WEW.|
|Cardiff Story||The museum covers the history. heritage and culture of Wales' capital city. The museum is interactive and provides extensive opportunties for Welsh Bac candidates and teachers, including teacher led visits, advice on research for Individual Investigations and a limited number of work experience and community volunteering placements. Please contact the Learning Officer Rachel Carney on 029 2078 8198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|MacMillan Cancer Support||Macmillan is launching the Talking About Cancer toolkit to give teachers everything they need to teach their pupils about the facts of cancer, so they can make informed lifestyle choices and create a more sensitive and cancer-aware society.|
|engage Cymru||engage Cymru has is the leading membership organisation for gallery education in Wales and has over 70 members, including galley and museum educators, teachers, local authority officers and artists. engage Cymru promotes gallery education through advocacy, regular area group meetings, networking and professional development training events, and through its research projects. Many galleries|
|Shire Hall, Monmouth||Shire Hall is located in the centre of Monmouth, Wales.Shire Hall is an important heritage attraction and scene of the famous Chartist trials. There are a range of learning opportunities available, many mapped against the Welsh Baccaalureate.|
|Everyone's Future||The Everyone's Future project is delivering interactive workshops and events in schools, youth groups and older people’s groups across Cardiff and the Vale which will challenge negative stereotypes of older and younger people. The project also aims to develop intergenerational projects, where older and younger people will work together. Leaflet.|
|Glamorgan Archives||Glamorgan Archives based in Cardiff collects, preserves and makes accessible documents relating to the local area. It can help people to discover the history of their town, village or house or trace their family history. The records available could be very useful for the Individual Invetsigation or other research relsted to the Welsh Bac.|
|Butetown History and Arts centre||Explore the history and culture of Cardiff Bay by visiting the centre and seeing a range of exhibits, photographs and other sources relevant to the Welsh Bac.|
|Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP)||Aims to promote the understanding and development of Information Literacy skills. The project developed the IL Framework for Wales (mapped to the CQFW) and facilitates formal and informal IL training for School Librarians, teachers, learners, Public Librarians and users with accredited units from Agored Cymru.|
|Planet||Planet is a quarterly English-language magazine that places Wales in an international context. The magazine covers subjects across politics, culture, the arts, literature, current affairs, social justice questions, minority language issues, the environment and more. The website offers access to some freely-available multimedia material including articles, reviews and podcasts. Most of the material is in the magazine which is available on subscription. More on subscriptions and contribution to the WBQ.|
|The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)||Promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. Also produced edcuational resources for teachers and students.|
|Hybu: Pobl Ifanc||A fun, dynamic and engaging programme that trains 16-18 year olds out-of-school/college in volunteering, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Provides experience in a diverse range of volunteering opportunities. More.|
|Chwarae Teg||Chwarae Teg is the leading organisation in Wales promoting women’s career development.Through training, research, consultancy, and supporting educators in challenging occupational segregation and gender stereotyping, Chwarae Teg helps women and businesses reach their full potential,implement Equality and Diversity strategies and modern working practices, and contribute fully to the Welsh economy. For further information, please contact email@example.com|
|South Wales Miner's Museum||The object of the Museum is to advance public education of the social heritage of the South Wales coalfields and associated activities through the exhibition of machinery, equipment, buildings, literature, photographs and inventions of historical and education interest. Education sessions are offered throughout the year for all learning abilities. To book your visit please contact Heather on 01639 851 833 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|VCS Cardiff||Voluntary Community Service (VCS) runs Cardiff Volunteer Centre and has been working to match potential volunteers with opportunities to help in Cardiff since 1964. VCS encourages voluntary work by all sections of the Cardiff community and supports a policy that everybody has something to offer and is able to become a valued volunteer.|