Education

Top private school offers free online lessons to young people across the UK

A kind-hearted private school is offering free access to online lessons in key subjects to any youngsters across the UK whose studies have been affected by Covid disruptions. The two hour evening sessions covering English, Maths and Sciences will be taught by experienced subject specialist teachers at Myddelton College, a Microsoft Global Showcase Independent School, […]

More psychiatric nurses needed to deal with Covid mental health crisis

A World Health Organisation warning about an explosion in cases of depression caused by the pandemic has led to a call for more people to apply to become mental health nurses by one of Wales’s leading training providers. Bangor University’s School of Health Sciences trains nursing students for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, one […]

Amy lives the dream as care organisation tackles nurse shortage by growing their own

A young woman who was left devastated after her sister was killed by a drunk driver has got her life back on track and is training for a degree in nursing thanks to a pioneering pilot scheme at a care organisation. Amy Rowlands, 27, left Ysgol Friars in Bangor without completing her A-levels because she was […]

Twenty years on mum of six achieves her dream to become a nurse

A mum-of-six has finally fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse 20 years after she gave up her studies to have a baby – overcoming the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in the process. Katherine Cummings, from Coedpoeth, near Wrexham, is now celebrating both her graduation and that baby, her eldest son, going to Cambridge […]

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 […]