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Poetry workshop inspires students

Award-winning poet and journalist Rae Howells has paid a visit to the Gorseinon campus to hold a creative workshop with A Level English students.

Rae, a former student of the college, talked about her career to date before giving a poetry reading and setting the students a writing challenge based on a news story and series of photographs.

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A Level and GCSE Humanities

Project takes pupils from the classroom to the pitch

An English GCSE booster session took a group of Pentrehafod pupils out of the classroom and onto the football pitch – thanks to Gower College Swansea and the Reaching Wider Partnership.

College lecturer Duane Sanders, who devised the sessions in partnership with the school’s English department, incorporated a competition for the pupils to write a letter about meeting a premiership football player.

GCS student wins place on Hay Festival writing residency

Gower College Swansea A Level English Literature student Matilda Gregory is one of only 20 young people to win a place on the Beacons Project residential writing course at the Hay Festival 2017.

The Beacons Project offers Welsh students the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills and explore careers in writing and journalism by working with professional writers, broadcasters and journalists such as Stephen Fry, Tracey Chevalier and Owen Sheers.

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A Level and GCSE Humanities

Sgwennwyr Cymreig yn ysbrydoli myfyrwyr

Bu myfyrwyr Lefel A Saesneg Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe yn cymryd rhan a chael eu hysbrydoli mewn gweithdy arbennig gyda sgwennwyr Cymreig.

Cynhaliwyd y digwyddiad yng Nghanolfan Dylan Thomas, fel rhan o ymgyrch Mis Cŵl Cymru'r coleg ar gyfer annog myfyrwyr i ddefnyddio Cymru a diwylliant Cymreig fel ysbrydoliaeth i’w sgwennu creadigol.

Yno, oedd Martin Daws bardd perfformio ac Awdur Llawryfog Pobl Ifainc Cymru, a Rachel Trezise , a enillodd Wobr Dylan Thomas ar gyfer Fresh Apples, ei chasgliad o straeon byr yn disgrifio bywyd yng nghymoedd cloddio glo De Cymru.

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A Level and GCSE Languages

Welsh writers inspire students

A Level English students at Gower College Swansea have attended a special workshop with inspiring Welsh writers.

The event, held at the Dylan Thomas Centre, was part of the college’s wider Mis Cwl Cymru campaign and was intended to encourage students to use Wales and Welsh culture as inspiration for their writing.

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A Level and GCSE Languages

Dylan Thomas Prize-shortlisted writers visit college

A Level English students at the Gorseinon campus were delighted this week to meet up with two Dylan Thomas Prize-shortlisted writers.

"It was fantastic to welcome both Eimear McBride and Kseniya Melnik to the college where they spent an hour with the students talking about their work and the writing process," says lecturer Sally Llewellyn.

The Dylan Thomas Prize is a prestigious award open to published writers in the English language under the age of thirty. There is a £30,000 prize for the winner who will be announced on 6 November.

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A Level and GCSE Humanities Languages

Workshop to inspire writers

Aspiring writers at Gower College Swansea had a chance this week to meet with professionals already working in the industry.

The Write 2 Aspire workshop was organised by the college’s Enterprise team. Guests included South Wales Evening Post editor Jonathan Roberts, writer Paul Durden, playwright Ioan Hefin, novelist Cal Smyth and ex-student Mollie Kneath who is now studying English in London.

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A Level and GCSE Languages

Creative writing competition is a winner

Gower College Swansea has held a creative writing competition to which all AS English students were invited to submit entries consisting of short stories, dramatic monologues or opening chapters. The entries were judged by Jeanne-Marie Williams, English lecturer, who had organised the competition, who was delighted with the standard of work submitted.

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A Level and GCSE Humanities
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