UWTSD Primary Education students raise money for local charity


01.01.2020

Back in December, BA Primary Education students with QTS students at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) organised a Christmas jumper day to raise money for Carmarthen Food Bank. Thanks to their initiative, they raised £120 for the local charity.

Megan Samuel yn cyflwyno £120 i Fanc Bwyd Caerfyrddin / Megan Samuel presenting £120 to Carmarthen Food Banc

Primary Education student, Megan Samuel presenting the money raised to Carmarthen Food Bank.

"As Christmas is a time to give, I thought raising money for a charity local to the University was a great idea," says Megan Samuel, one of the student organisers. "I chose Carmarthen Food Bank because it is close to the campus and is being used increasingly. Christmas is a stressful time of year for parents so giving a kind gift will hopefully help people around us.

"We raised the money by wearing Christmas jumpers and asking staff and students to give £2 on the last day of term. As it was Christmas, the excitement and fun of wearing Christmas jumpers put everyone in a very festive mood. I would like to thank everyone for their kind donations. "

Nerys Defis, Education Lecturer at UWTSD, was very proud of the students for raising money for the Food Bank.

"It was great to hear that our students were so keen to do something for others as they approached the end of their first term with us," said Nerys. "Christmas is a difficult time for many and the least we could do was dig out our Christmas sweaters and support the students’ idea. We as staff and students work closely to support each other and it has been a pleasure welcome them to study with us this year. Their caring attitude bodes well as they train to be future teachers."

For more information about the BA Primary Education with QTS course offered at UWTSD, please visit https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-primary-education-qts/

To find out more about the Carmarthen Food Bank, please visit https://carmarthen.foodbank.org.uk/

Further Information

For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Principal Communications and PR Officer on 01267 676908 / 07449 998476 sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk