Egypt Centre Volunteers rewarded with Gold

Two of the Egypt Centre’s longstanding young volunteers recently received Gold Children’s and Youth University Awards.

Egypt Centre University awards Katie

Katie Barrowman, aged 17 of Gower earned a Gold Youth University Award which is the equivalent of 600 out of school hours.







 Egypt centre university awards Amira

Amira Rabab, aged 14 of Penlan was awarded a Gold Children’s University Award, which is the equivalent of 400 out of school hours.






Egypt Centre University award group

Syd Howells, Egypt Centre Volunteer Manager said: “ This fantastic news is testimony to the commitment of our young volunteers and their work at the Egypt Centre.  We are very proud of the effort they put in at the museum and actively encourage them to learn as much as they can about the culture and people of Ancient Egypt.”    



The Children and Young People's University Cymru (CU) is a national accreditation scheme for all children and young people aged 5-19, which recognises and rewards the commitment they give to many activities outside school hours. A National Agreement sets out the principles and practices of the CU.

The CU awards credits to children and young people who attend out of school hours learning activities which have been registered with CU. Children and young people attend activities entirely from choice and the activity organiser sends in the registers. The attendances from the registers are then turned into credits. One hour = one credit.

For further information on Children’s and Youth University in the Swansea area contact Deb Cooze at

Picture 1: Left to right - Jayne Holly (Egypt Centre Education Officer), (Egypt Centre volunteers) Amira Rabab and Katie Barrowman and Syd Howells (Egypt Centre Volunteer Manager).

Picture 2. Left to right – Lord Mayor of City and County of Swansea June Stanton and Amira Rabab.

Picture 3. Left to right – Lord Mayor of City and County of Swansea June Stanton and Katie Barrowman.


Examples of organisations which are involved in the Children’s and Youth University Awards scheme:

  • Out of Hours activities in schools and community venues
  • Extra curricular activities at Outdoor Education Centres
  • Sports clubs and dance groups
  • Youth Clubs and community youth groups
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Volunteering activities
  • Youth Offending Team activities
  • Uniformed Youth Organisations
  • Galleries, Museums, Libraries & Leisure Centres
  • Fire Service and Police initiatives
  • Church and Faith groups

  • The Egypt Centre, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, situated at the Swansea University officially opened in 1998. The collection comprises over 4500 objects largely from the pharmacist Sir Henry Wellcome collection (1853-1936).  The Egyptian material largely covers the period c.100,000 B.C. - A.D. 500 in two galleries and includes jewellery dating from the time of Tutankhamun, weapons, a mummified crocodile and much, much more. There are lots of hands on activities for children and adults alike, the most popular of which is the dummy mummy. Come and try your hand at mummification!  For further information about the Egypt Centre contact 01792 295960 or visit the web site at