First Give Finals – £1,000 for Snap Cymru

Students from Crickhowell High School have been very busy in their Welsh Bac lessons, tackling social issues by supporting local charities. This is part of a program provided by educational charity, First Give.

Year 9 students have engaged in direct social action in support of their chosen charities and competed in Crickhowell High School’s Final, which was held on 14th June.

The School were thrilled to welcome Kirsty Williams AM and Minister of Education for Wales, to sit on the judging panel. Kirsty was so impressed with the students’ hard work, that she agreed to match their fundraising donations, for all of the charities.

At the School Final, judges and representatives from some of the charities, watched the final presentations from students, about their chosen charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Barnardo’s, Crisis, Snap Cymru and Mind. The judges found it very difficult to decide on the best presentation, but eventually decided to award the £1,000 grant to the students representing Snap Cymru.

Mrs Jackie Parker, the Head Teacher of Crickhowell High has commented, “We are delighted to be involved in the First Give Program again this year. Our students very much enjoy this engaging program. They learn about the importance of taking care of our communities and looking after vulnerable people. I thoroughly enjoyed the Final and I am delighted that Kirsty Williams AM joined us as one of the judges. I am extremely proud of these wonderful young people and hardworking staff, in our School”.


Mrs Goold, Head of Welsh Bac in Crickhowell High quotes, “First Give is a brilliant and engaging program and I recommend all schools in Wales to participate. It links in perfectly with Welsh Bac and the New Curriculum. Our students have really enjoyed engaging with our local charities and have developed so many important, transferable skills, which will help them in the future. We look forward to running the program again next year!”