Education

Green-fingered schoolchildren help food distribution firm plant more than 500 trees

A GREEN-FINGERED group of schoolchildren have helped a growing food distribution firm plant more than 500 trees as part of an ongoing commitment to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Harlech Foodservice, which has its headquarters on Parc Bwyd, Llanystumdwy, near Criccieth, enlisted the skills of 10 youngsters, aged between seven and 11 from nearby Ysgol […]

Tuneful tots sing happy birthday to care home resident Norma, 78

Tuneful tots belted out happy birthday to retired office clerk Norma Porter when they paid a heart-warming visit to the care home where she lives. The children from Welsh language nurseries Cylch Meithrin Bro Alun and Cylch Meithrin Summerhill called to see residents at Pendine Park’s Hillbury care home in Wrexham. The visit was organised […]

New youth commission helps create blueprint for policing North Wales

A team of young people are laying down the law in North Wales. The 30 members of the Youth Commission – the first of its kind in Wales – are helping to draw up a new plan for the way the region is policed. The scheme was set up by North Wales Police and Crime […]

Academy leads social enterprise revolution

An innovative new organisation is leading a business revolution that can help communities across North Wales and empower local people to realise their own potential. That was the message of Lee Waters AM, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for the Economy and Transport, at the official launch of the Social Enterprise Academy. Creating Enterprise, a […]

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 […]