The Importance of LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sex Education In Schools Post Lockdown

When it was announced last year by the Department of Education that relationships education would be compulsory in primary schools, alongside relationships and sex education (RSHE) in secondary schools, there was outrage from some parents and campaign groups such as Let Our Kids Be Kids who saw this move as a “breach of parents’ rights”. But for anyone who’s experienced it, it is understood that RSHE in the UK is not taught at a consistent standard— with some schools covering everything you cou

Virtual Volunteering During COVID-19: Is It The Same?

The first week of June will mark 2021’s National Volunteers Week, a time where organisations express their gratitude for their volunteers who help support and run charities, clubs, projects and offices. Volunteers make up an integral piece of any team, and without them services and organisations would not be able to run. But, during the pandemic it has been made increasingly difficult to volunteer with establishments both home and abroad.

Contributors React: Where Will I Be One Year From Now?

It has been one year since the first lockdown and the past year has been difficult for everybody. It is easy to remember the dark times rather than the light, times we were sad rather than joyful. But in these times, it is important to be reminded of how far we have come since March 2020 and look towards the future and share our hopes of what could be coming next as the world hopefully returns to some ‘normality’ soon.

WaAHLN Newsletter March 2021

The 2021 Global Solidarity Summit will take place online this year, between 15th - 19th March, but will continue to bring together organisations and projects from across Wales in an attempt to showcase and diversify the International Development Sector in Wales. The conference is set to bring together a range of organisations and projects, from a range of project stages and sizes across Wales, to network and share their experiences within the sector.

In Conversation with Victoria Derbyshire - Monday 15th February

On Monday 15th February, Empoword Journalism held another workshop as part of the ‘In Conversation with…’ series. Award-winning journalist Victoria Derbyshire joined Empoword Journalism’s Features Editor Orla McAndrew and Social Media Editor (Instagram) Neve Gordon-Farleigh. With more than two decades at the BBC, Victoria Derbyshire spent 16 years at 5 Live before presenting her own current affairs programme.

2021 Six Nations Preview: Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy

With an aim to improve on their third-place finish in the 2020 Championship, Ireland are planning a strong start to the tournament by looking to maintain their winning streak against Wayne Pivac’s Welsh squad at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium during Round 1 on Sunday 7th February. In last year’s Championship Ireland beat Wales 24-14, and also won their most recent clash in the Autumn Nations Cup 32-9.

Single Review: A. Sinclair – Evening Light

The first single off of A. Sinclair’s third full-length album, Sunshine Ghost, has been released this week. In a first for the artist all parts that have been written, played, and tracked have been done so by Aaron Sinclair in his own home due to Coronavirus restrictions. The track was recorded in Sinclair’s daughter’s room at home during the pandemic lockdowns over the summer of 2020, adding a unique warmth and comfort to the indie single.

Taking Menstruation Seriously

The menstrual cycle is typically a monthly strain on approximately half of the population’s bodies, yet is still viewed as some mysterious or dirty, abnormal phenomenon. When it is that ‘time of the month’, menstruators often feel very unwell - and are consistently mocked for this through euphemisms, jokes, and belittlement. Menstruation affects every menstruator differently, some experience little pain and some getting cramps that result in them not being able to stand.

Review: dodie - 'Cool Girl' and 'Rainbow'

Dorothy Clark, the YouTube musical sensation better known as Dodie or dodie (as she has conventionalised it with the lower-case ‘d’ and goes by the name as a singer), has been releasing original songs on YouTube since 2009 when the singer-songwriter was at the tender age of 16. Ahead of the release of debut album Build A Problem in March 2021, the now 25-year-old dodie has released the first single, Cool Girl, as a teaser of what is to come in her upcoming and hotly-anticipated album. I can re

Lamphey Court Hotel and spa on the market for almost £3m

One of Pembrokeshire’s best known spa hotels Lamphey Court - is currently for sale for almost £3m. The hotel and spa in the south of the county is currently on the market with a with a guide price of £2,950,000 with business property advisers Christie & Co, of Bristol. The four-star country house hotel, thought to date back to the Georgian era of around 1823, was also recently recognised at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020.

Pembrokeshire's young hip-hoppers needed for battle of the beats on Welsh Language Music Day

Budding Welsh rap stars are being given the chance to show off their rhymes for a school hip hop competition launched to coincide with 2021’s Welsh Language Music Day – Dydd Miwsig Cymru. The sixth annual Welsh Language Music Day (Dydd Miwsig Cymru) will be celebrated around the world on February 5. This year, primary school children are being encouraged to create their own rap song as part of the Ysgol Hip Hop competition.
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