Education

Welsh football icon applauds his former school as it unveils new £12,000 playground

Welsh international football star Owain Fôn Williams has sent his heartfelt congratulations to his former primary school as it unveiled a new £12,000 playground. The giant goalkeeper, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle and was one of Wales’ Euro 2016 heroes, said the outdoor facility at Ysgol Bro Lleu in Penygroes, Caernarfon, […]

Pioneering art project in running for a top award

A pioneering art project that bridged the generation gap between residents of a care home and local primary school children is in the running for a top award. Pupils from Ysgol yr Hendre in Caernarfon visited Bryn Seiont Newydd on the outskirts of the town so they could work alongside the people living there to […]

Happy ending to library story

Schoolchildren delivered a musical thank you to the team who gave their local library a massive £47,000 face lift. Pupils of Ysgol Babanod Llanfairfechan and Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn performed songs in Welsh and English at the official reopening of the library on the high street in Llanfairfechan. The building was transformed by the refurbishment […]

Chocs away as top chef helps youngsters become real smarties

A gold medal-winning chocolate expert is helping North Wales youngsters become real smarties – by mastering maths and science skills in the kitchen. Chef Stephen Hewitt runs chocolate workshops for youngsters at his cafe in Colwyn Bay as well as heading into schools to reveal the arts of a professional chocolatier. The youngsters design their […]

Pioneering social care scheme creates 30 jobs

A care organisation aims to create about 30 new jobs over the next year following the launch of an innovative new training programme. The project called Step into Care will specifically target unemployed young people, offering them the chance to find a job in the social care sector. It is being pioneered by the Pendine […]

Lifesaving skills lesson of the day for Abergele youngsters

They used specially-designed mannequins to demonstrate the techniques of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to learners in Years 7, 8 and 9. The event was held as part of Restart a Heart – a national initiative to teach CPR to 100,000 people, which is organised by the UK Resuscitation Council and the British Heart Foundation along with […]

School trailer rap is out of this world

A trailer firm was centre stage at a school’s Christmas concert with a special rap which may herald a new product line for them – making rockets! Pupils at Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy, in Cynwyd, near Corwen, hip hopped to it to celebrate Ifor Williams Trailers who have a factory just 50 yards down the road. […]

Watersports challenge for Abergele teenagers

Teenagers at a North Wales school are rising to a challenge involving watersports Nearly 100 learners from Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan in Abergele have sampled wind surfing plus catamaran and dinghy sailing, with many completing courses as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The chilly Irish Sea dips, with qualified instructors from Colwyn Bay […]

Bright outlook for impressive new super school powered by the sun

The power of the sun is helping keep over 900 pupils of a £30 million new super school warm as toast as the first frosts of winter bite – and saving £10,000 a year on electricity bills. North Wales ‘green’ energy specialists Hafod Renewables fitted 250 solar panels on the roof of the state-of-the-art school […]