Education

Pupils bridge generation gap by teaching care home residents how to sing using sign language

Pupils from a Wrexham school are teaching care home residents how to sing using sign language. The youngsters from St Christopher’s School are regular visitors to Pendine Park’s Hillbury care home as part of a project to bridge the generation gap. Also, on the agenda during the weekly intergenerational sessions are craft work and quizzes. […]

Sixth former Josh hailed a hero after helping to save man’s life

A sixth form student from Llandudno has told how he helped save the life of a man who collapsed in a busy shopping centre – even though he had never had a first aid lesson in his life. Joshua Townend, who hopes to become the UK’s youngest police special constable, was working in his part-time […]

Festival-goers get a taste of Welsh and international language of coffee

Thousands of food lovers got a taste of the Welsh language at a popular festival – as well as the international language of coffee Organisers of the Llangollen Food Festival were thrilled with the turn-out over two bustling days at the popular event which has been hailed as one of the highlights in the UK’s […]

Pioneering charity honoured for helping vulnerable young people back into school

A pioneering charity which is helping vulnerable young people back into school after finding that some were at risk of slipping through the net in Gwynedd and Anglesey has been honoured with a top award. The Rhwyd Arall (Another Net) project was set up last year by a social enterprise called Sylfaen Cymunedol in response to […]

Care home trainer who orchestrated successful people’s choir in line for major award

The top training officer with a major south Wales care group who hit the right note by starting a smash-hit choir for some of the supported people it looks after has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. In her job as learning and development officer for Swansea-based Accomplish Sarah Jones always stays in tune with […]

Banning mobile phones has made pupils more sociable and improved exam results

Banning pupils from using mobile phones at a high school a year ago has made a “massive difference” and even helped improve exam results. Ann Webb, the headteacher at Ysgol John Bright, in Llandudno, said the pupils were now much more sociable while they were in school and concentrated better in lessons. The strict rule […]

Bradley puts Downing Street on hold after bumper GCSE crop at John Bright

Year 11 head boy at Ysgol John Bright Bradley Hughes was voted the most likely to be prime minister by his fellow students but he’s putting that on hold after 14 Grade A and A stars at GCSE. He was among a bumper crop of results for the school which saw a ten per cent […]

Artistic youngsters join forces with care home residents to brighten up safety centre

Schoolchildren and care home residents are working hand in hand to produce a major new artwork at an award winning centre designed to keep children and young people safe. It is being created for the DangerPoint life skills activity centre by pupils of Gwersyllt Primary School who have built a strong bond with residents at […]

Great A level day for Ysgol John Bright as Cambridge-bound Ellis leads way

A National eisteddfod winner from Llandudno is heading for Cambridge University this October after a star-studded performance in his A-levels. Ysgol John Bright sixth former Ellis Thomas gained A stars in Music, French and Maths and is off to Downing College Cambridge in October. The 18-year-old from Penrhyn Bay, fresh from success at the National […]

New head appointed for fast-growing North Wales private school

A new head has been appointed at Myddelton College in Denbigh which is the second fastest growing private school in the UK. Andrew Allman, 39, said he was “proud and privileged” to take the helm at the co-educational day and boarding school which was recently hailed by inspectors as “a vibrant international learning community”. As […]