Education

Novel website opens the door to Welsh literature for youngsters during lockdown

A PhD student from Bangor University has launched a new website to open the door to Welsh literature for youngsters during the coronavirus crisis. The Sôn am Lyfra (Talk About Books) website created by Morgan Dafydd offers bilingual reviews of Welsh children’s books to help them develop a passion for reading in Welsh. The former […]

University experts come up with dynamic videos to help lockdown kids fight the flab

A pioneering exercise programme for kids has been launched in North Wales amid fears the Covid-19 lockdown could lead to a huge increase in childhood obesity. Bangor University’s new bilingual Dynamic Dudes video series is now available free online and is proven to get four to 11-year-olds moving – studies show over half a mile […]

Farming brought to life thanks to new ‘classroom on wheels’

The coordinator of a project to help to bring the mysteries of farming and food production to children across Cornwall has vowed to get the show back on the road after the coronavirus crisis. Almost 9,000 schoolchildren and 98 primary schools have already enjoyed the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association’s (RCAA) Farm & Country on the […]

Teenager Katie takes her place on UK’s top youth pressure group

A sixth form student who takes calls from troubled teens on a North Wales helpline has been chosen for a coveted place on the UK’s leading campaigning group for young people. Katie Balmer, a pupil at leading independent school Myddelton College, Denbigh, is one of just ten Girl Guide representatives from across the country on […]

Virtually connected –top independent school has lessons for the world

Virtual lessons are keeping pupils around the world up to date with their studies thanks to a top North Wales independent school’s pioneering use of an online classroom. Students from Myddelton College in Denbigh are logging on to classes each day whether they’re in China, Nigeria or the Vale of Clwyd thanks to the magic […]

Gangsta Granny and Frankenstein book their places at top school

Gangsta Granny, Skulduggery Pleasant and Frankenstein were just some of the characters to be found strolling around the corridors of a leading North Wales independent school on World Book Day. Myddelton College students from dressed up as their favourite literary character and donated pre-loved books to the college’s expanding new library. Harry Mead, 12, of Connah’s […]

Pupils and care home residents celebrate St David’s Day in style

A group of crafty primary school pupils and care home residents have been celebrating St David’s Day in style. Six youngsters from Gwersyllt Community Primary School teamed up with residents of Pendine Park’s Bryn Bella, Highfield and Penybryn care homes to make heart-shaped garlands decorated with daffodils and dragons. They also coloured pictures of dragons […]

Top composer who performed with Queen legend thanks Wrexham copy firm for concert backing

A TOP composer who has performed with Queen legend Brian May and worked on prime-time TV programmes such as Coronation Street and Cold Feet is leading the band at a series of concerts involving 4,000 schoolchildren supported by a Wrexham copy firm. Youngsters from AmaSing, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2017, are performing at venues […]

Schoolchildren celebrate being proud to be Welsh in St David’s Day campaign

SCHOOL children are encouraging TV viewers to celebrate being proud to be Welsh, after starring in a heart-warming campaign to raise awareness of cheese proudly made by farmers in North Wales. A television advert filmed to raise awareness of Dragon cheese, which is made with 100% Welsh milk by Wales’s oldest dairy farming co-operative, South […]