Young people

Community spirited pupils volunteer to help give their estate a spring clean

Schoolchildren joined in to help local community groups give their housing estate a major spring clean. The team’s litter picking efforts ensured the Peulwys estate in Llysfaen was left spic and span and they were rewarded with some well-earned bacon butties at the community centre after they finished. The operation was spearheaded by community regeneration […]

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 […]

Lord Newborough invites schoolchildren to test out new Rhug Estate playground

THE Rhug Estate’s Lord Newborough asked a group of Corwen schoolchildren to be the first to test out a new £11,000 playground built outside his award winning farm shop. The new adventure area was designed, manufactured and installed by Chester-based firm Creative Play and created as a new play facility for not only young visitors […]

Ethan samples life in F1 fast lane

A teenager is looking to build a career in F1 after sampling life in the fast lane with a stint of work experience with the new US-based Hass F1 Team in Barcelona. Ethan Smee, 18, who is studying sports science at Yale College, Wrexham, jetted out to Catalonia to spend a week with the team. […]

Police boss helps young footballers tackle anti-social behaviour

A pioneering project using football to tackle anti-social behaviour in two deprived areas of Wrexham has been given a major boost – thanks to cash confiscated from crooks. The Racecourse Community Foundation – the charity arm of Wrexham FC – plans to run regular Friday night turn up-and-play soccer sessions for 16-25 year olds from […]

Llangollen gangsters raid shopping centre – but it’s a flashmob not the mob

A shopping centre has been invaded by New York gangsters, Chicago hoods and mob molls – but there was nothing to worry about. They were members of the cast of Llangollen Operatic Society’s ‘Young Uns’ who surprised and delighted shoppers at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre with a flashmob performance of songs from their brand new […]

Youngsters on song thanks to cash seized from criminals

A scheme which aims to get teenage boys singing instead of sinning is being financed by cash seized from local criminals. Only Boys Aloud, which runs four choirs across North Wales and will open this year’s National Eisteddfod, has won a grant of £5,000. The choir, with 68 members based in some of the region’s […]