Young people

Online music service launched in record time to teach children in lockdown

A pioneering new service has been launched to provide professional online lessons and fun music challenges for children in North Wales to ensure they don’t miss out because of the coronavirus restrictions. The platform, totally-music.com, has been created in record time by the North Wales Music Co-operative whose peripatetic teachers would normally tour the region […]

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 […]

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 […]

International stars of harp inspire next generation at top festival

Two of Wales’ brightest and internationally-acclaimed harpists will take centre stage a major festival celebrating the nation’s best-loved musical instrument. Talented young harpists Gwenllian Llŷr and Ben Creighton-Griffiths will be inspiring a new legion of harpists when they appear in concert at Galeri Caernarfon at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 9, for the 42nd annual Wales […]

Don’t criminalise people with drugs problems, say Youth Commission

An influential group of young people are calling for a radical new approach to tackling drugs. The North Wales Youth Commission appointed by the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones, say a less “authoritarian” style of policing is needed. They have published a new report recommending that people with problematic drug use should be […]

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 […]

Nursery children make the most of unwanted pallets thanks to Wrexham distribution firm

CHILDREN at a Gresford nursery will be making the most of unwanted wooden pallets and old truck tyres donated by a Wrexham distribution firm. McCarthy Distribution, based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, delivered the items to Homestead Nursery where they will be used outside to construct treehouses, adventure trails and other structures for the children to […]