Cardiff SOLE Pilot 2021

Child Friendly Cardiff has been developing a close relationship with SOLE colleagues in Cleveland, Ohio, USA to begin the development of the introduction of SOLE to schools in Cardiff.

In the Summer of 2021, the pilot project launched and was delivered in partnership with 3 schools in Cardiff, of whom volunteered:

  • St Mary’s the Virgin Primary CiW School
  • Radnor Primary School
  • Ton-Yr-Ywen Primary School

The pilot stage was a huge success and eventually led to the development of the SOLE Network for Wales in collaboration with the International School Linking team within Cardiff Council. This has now led to the full roll out of SOLE with the commencement of introductions and partnerships with additional schools across Wales and beyond.

St Mary's SOLE

In May 2021, to showcase the success of SOLE within Cardiff, ILS ran a SOLE introduction session with additional schools and partners. St Mary’s the Virgin Primary presented a presentation and video made with students, on their experience of SOLE:

SOLE Evaluation

A pilot evaluation was conducted at the end of the pilot stage where feedback and views were collected from pupils that took part in the SOLE sessions at the Pilot schools. Here you can review the findings:

Cardiff CU

The Cardiff Children’s University (CU) Pilot project was utilised to pilot the SOLE sessions within the schools. To find out more about the development of Cardiff’s very own Children’s University, click the button below:

SOLE Network

The SOLE network developed by Child Friendly Cardiff and the International School Team ran a SOLE introduction session for schools and educators interested in finding out more. The session was recorded and can be accessed below: