SWS Blog

2 March 2021 A project which aims to raise the aspirations of young people in South Wales is celebrating its 10th year. Cardiff University’s SHARE with Schools initiative, which is run by postgraduates and undergraduates, provides an annual programme of interactive, interdisciplinary workshops transferring research, teaching and knowledge to partner primary and secondary schools. The […]

The Share with Schools team received some really positive feedback from James Ryan, a Lecturer in Modern European (Russian) History at Cardiff University. Here is what James had to say about SwS. I have been involved with Share with Schools (SwS) since the academic year 2015-16. These are superb initiatives that allow academics to speak […]

Just a quick recap for SHARE with Schools recent visits. We’ve been out to Pencoed Comprehensive School, Aberdare Community School and Adamsdown Primary, which was our first time in a primary, for workshop deliveries. Our volunteers were fantastic as usual, thank you very much all of you! Here’s some pictures from the Romans workshop and […]

After a lengthy wait for everything to be transferred over, we’re very pleased to welcome you to this new iteration of the SHARE with Schools website. We are very happy to now be hosted on the official Cardiff University platform. There may be some small things that are broken that we haven’t come across yet […]

It’s been a busy fortnight here at SHARE with Schools! We’ve been out on trips to Cathays High, Woodlands High, and Michaelston Community College. Michaelston and Woodlands are part of the Ely and Caerau Federation, aka Westfed. Volunteer coordinator Matt Vince on the Cathays visit: Cathays visit – WW1 workshop Last week myself, a handful of […]

Today saw a SHARE with Schools’s first, as 15 volunteers, 5 PG coordinators and a faculty member worked alongside 120 Fitzalan High School pupils. Fitzalan were running their ever exciting Eisteddfod event–a Welsh cultural festival–so the pupils were out of normal timetable and doing all sorts of exciting extracurricular or enriching activities. We ran three […]

A big thank you to our ineffable volunteers and the awesome pupils and staff today. We went out into the Valleys to Mountain Ash Comprehensive School. There we delivered workshops on Romans in Wales, Medieval Society, Cardiff in World War One to forty-nine pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 respectively. On the trip were: Coordinators: Kostas Trimmis […]

New opportunity for community based heritage workshops ‘Lessons in Time’ is a heritage project delivered by community arts charity People Around Here in East Cardiff. People Around Here is seeking SHARE students to volunteer in digital inclusion workshops with older community members to scan, upload and share their photos of their own school days, and […]