The Week That Was #79... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From book festivals to A-level achievements via foster carers, here's five peeks behind our week.
1. Shouting about A Level success
A Level results were the big story of this week and for another year we were right at the heart of it. Not wanting to miss a moment, we were at the Coleg y Cymoedd’s dedicated Sixth Form Centre at the break of dawn to welcome the media, who shared the learners’ exam successes with the nation.
Another cracking set of results saw seven students securing a highly impressive set of A*/A grades across the board, including Megan Howells (above), from Merthyr Tydfil who is now off to Queen’s College, Oxford to study Law.
We’re also super proud of our client Kings Monkton School, which has achieved some fantastic results. We shared their story with WalesOnline and School House Magazine. The School have been involved with some fantastic projects this year, and we’re looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of kids in September.
2. A big Welsh croeso to Croeso Cymru’s twitter account
Regular readers of our blog will have seen that we’ve executed some great social media campaigns this year, from launching the Dino Babies exhibition for Cardiff Museum and Visit Cardiff’s Champions League escapades. We’ve got a new campaign that we’ve just started putting our creative minds to, namely Croeso Cymru’s twitter account. So for all your Welsh language Visit Wales tips and tricks follow us account here: https://twitter.com/croesocymru
3. Robert Harris announced for Book Festival
We’ve been helping announce more big names from the book world that have joined the line-up for next month’s (Fri 22nd -Sun 24th September) Cardiff Book Festival. These include international best-selling novelist Robert Harris, who will be in conversation with Marcel Theroux on Saturday 23rd September.
For more information on the lineup and ticket prices you can visit www.cardiffbookfestival.co.uk
4. Helping Five Rivers stem nationwide foster care shortfall
There’s a huge shortfall of foster carers in the UK at the moment, and our client Five Rivers Child Care is leading the way to tackle it. Five Rivers told us about the positions they needed to fill, and we’ve been sharing their story with press across the UK, achieving coverage everywhere from the Bristol Post to the Northern Echo.
5. #HolidaysAtHome with Principality
The summer holidays are in full flow and there will be many parents across the country looking for activities to entertain the children around the home for six weeks. Our client Principality knows a thing or two about the home, and it also understands that purse strings can be tight during the six week break with so many activities aimed at children also coming at a cost. So, we’ve been helping Principality run a summer holiday social media competition, #HolidaysAtHome, that families don’t even have to leave the house to get involved in. Principality is asking families to share pictures of their children enjoying the summer holidays with a different theme to work with each week. This week was ‘in the kitchen’ and it’s safe to say we’ve loved your pictures of the kids getting messy baking cakes or putting the finishing touches to their homemade pizzas! Follow Principality on Facebook to keep up to date with the different themes coming up – there’s two weeks left so still plenty of time to get involved.
The global news headlines haven’t been the easiest to read of late, but our spirits were lifted by Twitter’s announcement yesterday that this post by Barack Obama has become the most liked tweet of all time. Accumulating well over 3million likes in less than three days, the Nelson Mandela quote eclipsed the famous Oscar selfie by Ellen DeGeneres by nearly 1million likes.