Young people

Boxing club packs a big punch with cash seized from criminals

A BOXING club which has produced a string of Welsh champions over 30 years will continue to pack a punch – thanks to cash confiscated from criminals. Clwyd Amateur Boxing Club in Rhyl was founded in 1989 by the late Johnny Ritchie, born John Richard Jones, who fought at both amateur and professional level and […]

Magical unicorn cake treat for little Mali

A BRAVE little girl who spent Christmas undergoing vital treatment in hospital has been handed a magical treat at the start of the new year. Big-hearted Ann Chapman, manager of the Pendine Park’s Bodlondeb care home in Wrexham, has been busy baking a delightful unicorn-themed cake for four-year-old Mali Hilditch Prydderch. The lavish cake represented […]

Kind bakers help boys’ choir rise to Covid-19 challenge

A pioneering choir that hit the high notes when it wowed the Britain’s Got Talent judges has been given a boost by a bakery firm as it struggles for funding during the coronavirus pandemic. Only Boys Aloud, which has choirs in Wrexham, Rhyl, Caernarfon and Holyhead with a total of 80 members, has received a […]

Switch to online classes enables top harpist to teach protégé 7,500 miles away in Patagonia

A switch to online classes because of the covid crisis has enabled an acclaimed music centre in North Wales to provide lessons around the world. Among the tutors at Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (William Mathias Music Centre), which has bases in Caernarfon, Denbigh and Ruthin, is internationally renowned harpist Elinor Bennett who is now teaching […]

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, […]

Covid forces county lines gangs to switch tactics and groom kids in care homes

A police boss fears children in care are being recruited by ruthless county lines drugs gangs. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has been told the covid lockdown restrictions have forced crime overlords to change their “business model”. Instead of bringing in young runners from Merseyside and Manchester, it’s believed the gangs are […]

Royal composer sets pandemic challenge

A royal composer has challenged people to try and go 24 hours without enjoying any of the arts – from music to computer games and Netflix. According to Prof Paul Mealor, who was born in St Asaph and raised in Connah’s Quay, the fact that most people would find it virtually impossible to live without […]

Talented young artists brighten the lives of care home residents

The work of a group of talented young artists will help brighten the lives of care home residents. The Wrexham-based Pendine Park care organisation staged an art competition for children related to residents, their families or staff – and the results were stunning. So much so, that artist-in-residence Sarah Edwards is putting on a virtual […]

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 […]

Young virtuosos given chance to shine at top music festival

Talented young musicians from North Wales are being given the chance to shine at a top international music festival. They will have the opportunity to perform with acclaimed orchestra NEW Sinfonia at the North Wales International Music Festival that’s going virtual for the first time in its 49-year history. Instead of being held at St […]