Education

Outstanding GCSE grades at Myddelton College represent ‘justice’ for students

The headmaster of one of the UK’s newest private schools said the “outstanding” GCSE exam results represented justice for his students. Andrew Allman, Headmaster of Myddeltpn College in Denbigh, was speaking after 85 per cent of the Year 11 pupils gained A star to C grades after having to cope with the trials and tribulations […]

Pioneering online classes provide educational lifeline for key workers’ kids

A pioneering online learning programme, created by academics as part of research into the impact of Covid-19 on schooling, has provided an educational lifeline for a family of keyworkers in Flintshire. Top researchers from Bangor University have recruited families from across England and Wales for the study, which considers how best to teach children remotely […]

Head hails A-level heroes for outstanding success

A headmaster has hailed the outstanding resilience of his A-level students after attaining among the best results ever with more than three quarters of them gain grades ranging from A* to B. Andrew Allman at Myddelton College in Denbigh he was doubly proud of pupils’ achievements, coming in one of the most challenging years ever. […]

Royal composer launches major campaign to save Land of Song

Royal composer Paul Mealor has launched a passionate campaign to save Wales’ reputation as the Land of Song. Professor Mealor spoke out as Patron of the North Wales Music Co-operative amid fears music lessons will be axed as a result of deep financial cuts in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. The group includes two […]

MPs praise for apprenticeships at the heart of historic hospital development

One of the UK’s major civil engineering companies has opened its new purpose-built training centre as part of one of North Wales’s most ambitious construction and restoration projects. Jones Bros now train their apprentices at the new facility on the site of the former North Wales Hospital in Denbigh where the company plan to carry […]

What lies beneath – university’s seabed survey pinpoints historic wreck

The last resting place of a historic Anglesey-built fast sea raiding vessel featured in a 1951 British film has been pinpointed by sonar in a new survey by experts from Bangor University. The revolutionary MTB – motor torpedo boat – 539 was designed and built on the Menai Straits 75 years ago to rocket along […]

Independent primary school provides a lockdown lifeline for grateful parents

Parents say an independent primary school has provided a lifeline as the only one in North Wales to maintain a full day of online classes through lockdown. Pupils at Myddelton College Preparatory School – just like their senior school counterparts – have logged on to roll call and had a full series of virtual lessons […]

Novel website opens the door to Welsh literature for youngsters during lockdown

A PhD student from Bangor University has launched a new website to open the door to Welsh literature for youngsters during the coronavirus crisis. The Sôn am Lyfra (Talk About Books) website created by Morgan Dafydd offers bilingual reviews of Welsh children’s books to help them develop a passion for reading in Welsh. The former […]

University experts come up with dynamic videos to help lockdown kids fight the flab

A pioneering exercise programme for kids has been launched in North Wales amid fears the Covid-19 lockdown could lead to a huge increase in childhood obesity. Bangor University’s new bilingual Dynamic Dudes video series is now available free online and is proven to get four to 11-year-olds moving – studies show over half a mile […]

Farming brought to life thanks to new ‘classroom on wheels’

The coordinator of a project to help to bring the mysteries of farming and food production to children across Cornwall has vowed to get the show back on the road after the coronavirus crisis. Almost 9,000 schoolchildren and 98 primary schools have already enjoyed the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association’s (RCAA) Farm & Country on the […]