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The Week That Was #132... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word

From sending thrill seeking bloggers to Wales’ most famous theme park, via a whopping £1m charity donation and revealing England’s most caring cities, it’s been a busy week at Working Word HQ. Here’s five peeks behind our week.

 

 

1. Crazy for coasters with Oakwood blogger visits

We’ve spent the summer sending a number of bloggers to have the time of their lives at Wales’ most famous theme park, Oakwood. From Cupcakes and Coasters to Our Beautiful Adventure, the park has had some glowing reviews for its After Dark events and the brand new scare maze, Witch Hunt.

Oakwood Theme Park is open every weekend through September and the first few weeks of October, before it starts its Spooktacular events in time for Halloween. For more information, click here.

 

2. Championing charity initiatives with Burns

This week, Welsh pet food producer, Burns Pet Nutrition, donated a whopping £1m – a quarter of its annual profits – to charity in celebration of its 25th anniversary as a business. The family-run firm will be helping a range of charitable organisations thanks to its founder John Burns who wants the company to be a force for good. We secured coverage of the story in a range of regional and pet trade titles including the Western Mail, Carmarthen Journal and Pet Gazette. You can read more about the donation on Wales Online here.  

 

3. We revealed England’s most caring cities

Did your city make the top 10? This week we shared survey results that revealed the cities across England most likely to foster. The research is part of a report compiled by our client, national fostering agency, Five Rivers Child Care, to highlight the misconceptions hindering foster carer recruitment across the UK.

See where came out on top in coverage we secured across the region, online on Hull Live and The News Portsmouth, and in print in Oxford Mail, Leicester Mercury and Southern Daily Echo.

 

4. Visit Swansea Bay’s Surfari bus is on the move

We’ve been following the progress of Visit Swansea Bay’s Surfari bus as it tours around Wales before its first day in Ireland tomorrow. Giving out exclusive prizes to members of the public that stop by to say hello, we’ve been sharing details of the Surfari bus’ route with local media, picking up coverage in key regional titles such as the Powys County Times. Follow the journey on Visit Swansea Bay’s Instagram.

 

5. 21st Century Boarding: a unique educational experience

Boarding is often a necessary step for students to attend a school that offers a specialist education, particularly at international schools where students come from across the globe. But, shouldn’t boarding be about more than where students sleep in term time?  How can residential schools position boarding as an integral part of providing a unique educational experience, rather than a simple requisite to studying there? Those are the questions we sought to answer in an exclusive feature for Independent Education Today, a leading title for the sector, which we worked on with Peter T. Howe, principal of our client, UWC Atlantic College.  The College has more than 360 students from over 90 different countries living on its St Donats Castle campus in south Wales throughout the year.  You can read the full piece in print here and online here.

 

And finally..

One week to go until the Cardiff Book Festival!

Next Friday 7th September the Cardiff Book Festival kicks off three days of reading, writing, debating and discussing. From fiction to feminism, crime to children’s literature, sport to short stories, poetry to politics, business to biography, be a part of it and book your tickets here.