CYC Environment Subgroup 2019-20

We are excited to share with you the work of Cardiff Youth Council’s 2019-20 Environment Subgroup.

The group has worked collaboratively to pool the most sustainable businesses around Cardiff, charging points for electric cars and charity shops into 1 resource. We would like to particularly thank Eshaan Rajesh for all of the hard work he put into this, especially during the lockdown.

*Disclaimer* This work began prior to the COVID-19 pandemic therefore some information could be/become quickly outdated.

CYC’s Vegan Discovery Challenge

Welcome to CYC’s Vegan Discovery Challenge – we’re really excited to share this with all of you! This has been created with the aim to help make veganism more accessible to a larger group of people and so, we are challenging you to try out brand new vegan recipes from some categories. Try something new, take a picture, and tag us on social media! We’re really looking forward to seeing what you create.
There are 7 sections to this challenge:

  • Vegan Wraps
  • Vegan Pasta
  • Vegan Pizza
  • Vegan Desserts
  • Vegan Soups
  • Vegan International Foods
  • Vegan Sides


If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some recipes (some from online and other created by CYC members themselves) that you can try out.

Her Darganfod Figan CIC


Croeso i Her Darganfod Figan CIC – rydym yn hapus iawn o gael rhannu hyn gyda chi i gyd! Crëwyd hyn gyda’r nod o helpu i wneud figaniaeth yn fwy hygyrch i grŵp mwy o bobl ac felly, rydym yn eich herio i roi cynnig ar ryseitiau figan newydd sbon o ambell gategori. Rhowch gynnig ar rywbeth newydd, tynnwch lun, a thagiwch ni ar y cyfryngau cymdeithasol! Rydym yn edrych ymlaen yn fawr at weld beth grëwch chi.
Mae 7 adran i’r her hon:

  • Tortillas Figan
  • Pasta Figan
  • Pizza Figan
  • Pwdinau Figan
  • Cawl Figan
  • Bwydydd Rhyngwladol Figan
  • Pytiau Ychwanegol Figan

Os ydych chi’n chwilio am ysbrydoliaeth, dyma ryseitiau (rhai o’r rhyngrwyd ac eraill a grëwyd gan aelodau CIC eu hunain) y gallwch roi cynnig arnynt.

Child Friendly Cities Updates

Cardiff Summer Ideas Challenge

Child friendly Cardiff are giving children and young people the exciting opportunity to engage with the Cardiff Summer Ideas Challenge (see poster below).

We need your ideas that will shape our city and make it an even better place to live, learn and work.

Send your ideas to the pool of problem-solving!

Email them to childfriendlycardiff@cardiff.gov.uk or post them on our Facebook page. We will make sure all your ideas find their way into the pool so our planners and partners can check them out!

Building a Child Friendly Cardiff and Vale Symposium

Back in March, the Cardiff Child Friendly City Team arranged a very successful event, which saw 234 people attend. Our ‘Building a Child Friendly Cardiff and Vale’ symposium had a mix of 141 professionals, 79 young people and 14 teachers. It was hosted at Cardiff City Stadium with attendance from UNICEF and Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

We were delighted with the success of the event and hope it will lead to future opportunities to work together, ensuring that children and young people’s voices are heard.

Diweddariadau Dinasoedd sy’n Da i Blant

Her Haf Syniadau Caerdydd

Mae Caerdydd sy’n Dda i Blant yn rhoi cael cyfle cyffrous i blant a phobl ymgysylltu â Her Syniadau’r Haf Caerdydd. (Gweler y poster isod)

Mae angen eich syniadau arnom a fydd yn llunio ein dinas ac yn ei gwneud yn lle hyd yn oed yn well i fyw, dysgu a gweithio.

Anfonwch eich syniadau i’r gronfa datrys problemau! E-bostiwch nhw i caerdyddsynddaiblant@caerdydd.gov.uk

neu postiwch nhw ar ein tudalen Facebook. Byddwn yn sicrhau bod eich holl syniadau yn cyrraedd y gronfa fel bod ein cynllunwyr a’n partneriaid yn gallu edrych arnynt.

Symposiwm Creu Caerdydd a’r Fro sy’n Dda i Blant

Yn ôl ym mis Mawrth, trefnodd Dinas sy’n Dda i Blant ddigwyddiad llwyddiannus iawn, a fynychwyd gan 234 o bobl.  Roedd gan ein Symposiwm ‘Creu Caerdydd a’r Fro sy’n Dda i Blant’ gymysgedd o 141 o weithwyr proffesiynol, 79 o bobl ifanc ac 14 o athrawon. Fe’i cynhaliwyd yn Stadiwm Dinas Caerdydd ac roedd UNICEF a Chomisiynydd Plant Cymru yn bresennol.

Roeddem wrth ein boddau â llwyddiant y digwyddiad ac rydym yn gobeithio y bydd yn arwain at gyfleoedd yn y dyfodol i gydweithio, gan sicrhau bod lleisiau plant a phobl ifanc yn cael eu clywed.

Staff updates

AIT welcomes new staff

AIT have gone through some staff changes since the Covid-19 pandemic with the iSay Youth Support Worker post, a new full time MindHub Youth Support Worker and a change in staff for the Youth Work Co-ordinator (Families First) role.

iSay Worker

Chloe Burrage, who was originally a member of CYC and then became an apprentice within the team, went through our first on-line application and interview process and was successful in becoming our new youth support worker (part-time). Chloe has also been successful in gaining a place on the Youth and Community Work degree course at Cardiff Metropolitan University which she starts in September. Chloe has become an vital part of the team and continues to grow in her knowledge and experience. Chloe will be developing and delivering the iSay programme to schools and youth organisations.

MindHub Worker

Jamie Scriven has joined the team as the new MindHub worker. Jamie has previously worked for Merthyr Youth Service supporting the Merthyr Tydfil Borough Wide Youth Forum (MTBWYF) and was the Participation and Health and Safety Officer at Youth Cymru. Jamie will be developing and supporting the MindHub website as well supporting the youth services wellbeing plan.

Youth Work Co-ordinator

Cian Owen joins us from Newport Council where he worked at Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed where he had a wide variety of responsibilities working with at-risk students and those who are finding school or home life difficult. Cian was also a youth officer at Urdd Gobaith Cymru where he worked closely with Newport Youth Service to help deliver the Inspire to Achieve Project. Cian will be developing and delivering the Families First led Young Programme, which includes Young Commissioners, Young Interviewers and Young Inspectors.

AIT would like to welcome Chloe, Jamie (right) and Cian (left) to the team and their new roles and we look forward to exciting times ahead.

Diweddariadau staff

TCA yn croesawu staff newydd

Mae’r TCA wedi mynd drwy rai newidiadau o ran staff ers pandemig Covid-19 gyda’r swydd Gweithiwr Cymorth Ieuenctid iSay, Gweithiwr Cymorth Ieuenctid Hyb Meddwl llawn amser newydd a newid o ran aelod staff gyda’r swydd Cydlynydd Gwaith Ieuenctid (Teuluoedd yn Gyntaf).

Gweithiwr iSay

Aeth Chloe Burrage, a oedd yn wreiddiol yn aelod o CIC ac a ddaeth wedyn yn brentis o fewn y tîm, drwy ein proses ymgeisio a chyfweld ar-lein gyntaf a llwyddodd i ddod yn weithiwr cymorth ieuenctid newydd (rhan-amser). Mae Chloe hefyd wedi llwyddo i ennill lle ar y cwrs gradd Gweithiwr Ieuenctid ym Mhrifysgol Fetropolitan Caerdydd a bydd hi’n dechrau’r cwrs ym mis Medi. Mae Chloe wedi dod yn rhan hanfodol o’r tîm ac mae’n parhau i ddatblygu o ran ei gwybodaeth a’i phrofiad. Bydd Chloe yn datblygu ac yn cyflwyno’r rhaglen iSay i ysgolion a sefydliadau ieuenctid.

Gweithiwr Hyb Meddwl

Mae Jamie Scriven wedi ymuno â’r tîm fel y gweithiwr Hyb Meddwl newydd. Mae Jamie wedi gweithio i Wasanaeth Ieuenctid Merthyr o’r blaen yn cefnogi Fforwm Ieuenctid Bwrdeistref Merthyr Tudful (FfIBMT) ac wedi bod yn Swyddog Cyfranogiad ac Iechyd a Diogelwch yn Youth Cymru. Bydd Jamie yn datblygu ac yn cefnogi gwefan Hyb Meddwl yn ogystal â chefnogi cynllun lles y gwasanaethau ieuenctid.

Cydlynydd Gwaith Ieuenctid

Mae Cian Owen yn ymuno â ni o Gyngor Casnewydd lle’r oedd yn gweithio yn Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed gydag amrywiaeth eang o gyfrifoldebau gan weithio gyda myfyrwyr mewn perygl a’r rhai oedd yn cael trafferthion gyda bywyd ysgol neu gartref. Roedd Cian hefyd yn swyddog ieuenctid yn Urdd Gobaith Cymru lle’r oedd yn gweithio’n agos gyda Gwasanaeth Ieuenctid Casnewydd i helpu i gyflawni’r Project Ysbrydoli i Gyflawni. Bydd Cian yn datblygu ac yn cyflwyno’r Rhaglen Ieuenctid dan arweiniad Teuluoedd yn Gyntaf, sy’n cynnwys Comisiynwyr Ifanc, Cyfwelwyr Ifanc ac Arolygwyr Ifanc.

Hoffai’r TCA groesawu Chloe, Jamie (dde) a Cian (chwith) i’r tîm a’u swyddi newydd ac rydym yn edrych ymlaen at gyfnodau cyffrous o’n blaenau.

Period Dignity Project

with the Healthy Schools Team

Welsh Government have provided funding to Welsh local authorities to provide access to free period products in schools. Cardiff Council have decided to ensure that these products are environmentally friendly including ‘plastic-free’ disposable products and a range of reusable products.

Following the tendering process that looked at which company/companies would be best suited to providing these period products, the period dignity project has moved into the next stage of development; educational resources!

The Healthy Schools team (with members from Cardiff Youth Council) are looking to create a video, a campaign or some other form of resource to teach young people about the sustainable sanitary products that will soon be available in their schools.

Many discussions have taken place, including those around;

  • The types of products that will be available
  • What do young people need / want to know?
  • What educational materials already exist? – are they suitable?
  • What other ways of education would be useful?
  • Points for consideration:
    • Sensitivity towards young people who are genderfluid / transgender
    • Consideration for those with learning difficulties
    • Inclusive of those with physical difficulties
    • Education for all young people, not just those that have periods

This group are utilising Microsoft Teams meetings for planning and communicating.

One of the members of the group described it as “a very impressive project as it place a girl’s needs at school at the forefront of everything they do” another said that they are “proud to be a part of such a huge change in attitude and inspirational group”.

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity” – Ruby Dee

Project Urddas Mislif

gyda’r Tîm Ysgolion Iach

Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi darparu cyllid i awdurdodau lleol Cymru i ddarparu mynediad at ddeunyddiau mislif am ddim mewn ysgolion. Mae Cyngor Caerdydd wedi penderfynu sicrhau bod y deunyddiau hyn yn ecogyfeillgar gan gynnwys cynnyrch ‘di-blastig’ tafladwy ac amrywiaeth o ddeunyddiau y gellir eu hailddefnyddio.

Yn dilyn y broses dendro oedd yn ystyried pa gwmni/cwmnïau fyddai fwyaf addas i ddarparu’r deunyddiau mislif hyn, mae project Urddas Mislif wedi symud i’r cam datblygu nesaf, sef adnoddau addysgol!

Mae’r tîm Ysgolion Iach (gydag aelodau o Gyngor Ieuenctid Caerdydd) yn awyddus i greu fideo, ymgyrch neu adnodd o fath arall i addysgu pobl ifanc am y deunyddiau mislif cynaliadwy fydd ar gael cyn bo hir yn eu hysgolion.

Mae llawer o drafodaethau wedi’u cynnal, gan gynnwys;

  • Y mathau o ddeunyddiau fydd ar gael
  • Beth mae pobl ifanc angen / eisiau ei wybod?
  • Pa ddeunyddiau addysgol sy’n bodoli eisoes? – ydyn nhw’n addas?
  • Pa fathau eraill o addysg fyddai’n ddefnyddiol?
  • Pwyntiau i’w hystyried:
    • Sensitifrwydd tuag at bobl ifanc rhyweddhylifol  / trawsryweddol
    • Ystyriaeth i’r rhai ag anawsterau dysgu 
    • Cynnwys y rhai ag anawsterau corfforol
    • Addysg ar gyfer pob person ifanc, nid dim ond y rhai sy’n cael y mislif

Mae’r grŵp hwn yn defnyddio cyfarfodydd Microsoft Teams i gynllunio a chyfathrebu.

Dywedodd un o aelodau’r grŵp ei fod yn “broject trawiadol iawn gan ei fod yn rhoi lle blaenllaw i anghenion merched yn yr ysgol ym mhopeth maen nhw’n ei wneud.” Dywedodd un arall eu bod yn “falch o fod yn rhan o newid mor enfawr mewn agwedd ac o fod yn rhan o grŵp mor ysbrydoledig”.

“Y math o harddwch a ddymunaf fwyaf yw’r math hwnnw sy’n anodd ei gael ac sy’n dod o’r tu mewn – cryfder, dewrder, urddas” – Ruby Dee

Young Interviewers

Young Interviewers supported the recent interviews for the Director of Education for Cardiff Council

4 of our lead young interviewers recently supported the education directorate as they sat on their own virtual interview panel as part of the multi-levelled recruitment process for the new Director of Education and Lifelong Learning for Cardiff Council. 5 candidates were invited to interview and after much deliberation, the candidate that was selected was Melanie Godfrey. We welcome Melanie to the council and hope she will fill the boots of Nick Batchelar who is sadly leaving us.

The role includes having responsibility over leading the whole of the Education Directorate within Cardiff Council and includes Schools, Lifelong Learning, Youth Services, Admissions, Additional Learning Needs (ALN) and School Organisation and Planning (SOP), which includes the 21st Century Schools Programme investing £100s of millions into school development.

Nick Batchelar has been a great ally to CYC and their work and we would like to thank him for all the work he has done in this position to enable young people across the city to access and utilise their rights. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Cyfwelwyr Ifanc

Cyfwelwyr Ifanc yn cefnogi cyfweliadau am y Cyfarwyddwr Addysg i Gyngor Caerdydd

Bu 4 o’n cyfwelwyr ifanc arweiniol yn cefnogi’r gyfarwyddiaeth addysg yn ddiweddar wrth iddynt eistedd ar eu panel cyfweliadau rhithwir eu hunain yn rhan o’r broses recriwtio aml-lefel ar gyfer Cyfarwyddwr newydd Addysg a Dysgu Gydol Oes Cyngor Caerdydd. Gwahoddwyd 5 ymgeisydd i gyfweliad ac ar ôl llawer o drafod, yr ymgeisydd a ddewiswyd oedd Melanie Godfrey. Croesawn Melanie i’r cyngor a dymunwn rwydd hynt iddi wrth iddi olynu Nick Batchelar sydd yn ein gadael.

Mae’r rôl yn cynnwys bod yn gyfrifol am arwain y Gyfarwyddiaeth Addysg gyfan yng Nghyngor Caerdydd ac mae’n cwmpasu Ysgolion, Dysgu Gydol Oes, Gwasanaethau Ieuenctid, Derbyn i Ysgolion, Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol (ADY) a Threfniadaeth a Chynllunio Ysgolion, y mae Rhaglen Ysgolion yr 21ain Ganrif sy’n buddsoddi cannoedd o filiynau o bunnoedd i ddatblygu ysgolion yn rhan ohono.

Mae Nick Batchelar wedi bod yn gyfaill pwysig i CIC a’u gwaith a hoffem ddiolch iddo am yr holl waith y mae wedi’i wneud i alluogi pobl ifanc ledled y ddinas i gael mynediad at eu hawliau a’u defnyddio. Dymunwn y gorau iddo yn ei ymdrechion yn y dyfodol.