Community-minded pupils of a Porthcawl school

Thursday, 20 July 2017

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This time last year, our year-10 pupils at Porthcawl Comprehensive School completed improvements to Cosy Corner, near the harbour as part of the community project section of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.

The improvements were enjoyed all summer long by residents and visitors, and pupils had tremendous satisfaction from improving the local area. This year, the pupils set themselves the task of restoring the Locks Lane footpath/cycle track for the same community project.

During the last week of term, year-10 pupils and teachers spent two days widening the path, cutting back overhanging branches and brambles, exposing the existing stone wall and making the track usable again for everyone. We hope that the local residents enjoy the benefits during the summer and beyond.

At the same time, many students volunteered their services in the Porthcawl area giving their time to charity shops, the library, and primary schools as part of a project to give something back to the local community.

On July 18 staff and pupils were bolstered by the support of members of the Royal Air Force and the British Army to complete their annual charity Lavender Walk, of approximately 12 miles to the Prince of Wales in Kenfig.

On July 19, with the support of Keep Wales Tidy, pupils also spent a day cleaning up the beaches of Rest Bay and Pink Bay and thoroughly enjoyed making a positive contribution to the town.

Andrew Slade


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