First Give is a national organisation that promotes and celebrates young people using their time and talent for the benefit of others. It offers a real showcase for young people to use their skills and knowledge in real life situations, to really contribute to their communities.
Pentrehafod joined Just Give in 2018 and our first group of winners (now in year 10) were invited to the National Assembly for Wales to participate in the Awards. The winning team supported the local charity GOFAL and the group earned over £1100 for this charity.
Students feel that the First Give experience is worthwhile because it was their opportunity to raise the profile of an issues important to them and their families. It was a time, perhaps for the first time, where they as young people, got the chance to organise a fund raising activity not the adults.
Mr Williams, Learning Leader for year 10, is very proud of his year group and the work they achieved on behalf of a wide range of charities working in such areas as cancer care, mental health, domestic abuse, homelessness and drug rehabilitation.