Caerphilly People First has been involved in a very important project which involves visiting schools to provide learning disability awareness training to pupils aged 7-11. The training was put together by Caerphilly People First along with Hayley Gray and David Williams from the Gwent Regional Partnership Team.
The first training sessions took place at Pontnewydd Primary School in Cwmbran in October 2018, and was carried out by Caerphilly People First members Ffion Bethell and Kath Toms, with support from staff member Christy Taylor.
The team trained 233 pupils aged 7-11—including some with special needs—and on completion each student was given a goody bag and certificate as a thank you for taking part.
In January training continued in Malpas Park Primary School in Newport, where training was delivered to 115 pupils. The training will continue in various other schools during the next few months.