Education

New bakers honoured as drive is launched to recruit another batch

A talented group of newly-qualified apprentices at a bakery have been hailed as stars of the future by the UK’s top trainer. According to Yvonne Evans, who was crowned Assessor of the Year by the Times Educational Supplement, the seven apprentices at the Village Bakery were “truly exceptional”. As a reward, they were each presented by […]

Cash boost for brick children school thanks to Wrexham finance firm

A WREXHAM-based charity which helps some of Nepal’s most impoverished children gain an education has thanked a finance firm for a cash boost. Treasurer of The Brick Children School charity, Terry Wales, met with Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Director Medwyn Edwards to share with him the good work which the charity does. The charity was […]

Primary school pupils get a sneak peek at new £7.5 million care home

Pupils from a Porthmadog primary school paid a special visit to a £7.5 million building site in their home town to learn about safety on site and to have an exclusive look at the building as it develops. Award-winning Flintshire-based builders Anwyl Construction are building the Hafod y Gest Extra-Care complex on the site of […]

Magical time at school for care home residents

Care home residents spent a “magical time” being entertained by primary schoolchildren who sang traditional Welsh songs and served afternoon tea. The group from the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham were serenaded by the choir at Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Wrexham before being served tea and cake. Pupils chatted to the residents whom they have […]

Construction in Wales faces a skills time bomb warns leading builder

The Welsh construction industry faces a skills time bomb as an aging workforce heads towards retirement, a leading building industry figure has warned. Tom Anwyl, Director of Anwyl Construction, which currently has over £100 million of projects on its books and which is building in several  areas of the county, is concerned for the future […]

Teenager who shared photos of naked girlfriend gets 18 months custody

A teenager who shared pictures of his naked girlfriend with a sex offender has been sentenced to 18 months’ youth custody. The 17 year old boy appeared before Wrexham Magistrates’ Court where he was found guilty of publishing indecent pictures of his sweetheart to a third party, a man who was on the Sex Offenders […]

Light bulb moment for creative pupils

An internationally renowned designer lit up the imaginations of artistic pupils at a Flintshire high school. Simon Macro led a workshop at Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold thanks to a project with eco-friendly property development company Tesni Homes who are based in the town. He is part of the Freshwest partnership which designed the acclaimed […]

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 […]