Young people

Falcons ready to fly high after rescuers pitch in

An unkempt and long disused playing field in a village near Wrexham has been rescued by the local community and turned into a football pitch. The transformation of the land behind Maes Meillion, in Minera, has enabled Coedpoeth United Under-12 Falcons to kick off their season in the Wrexham Junior League. It’s all been made […]

Having summer fun is child’s play

Play sessions run by a housing association have been such a big hit with children that they’re being extended beyond the summer. The programme organised by Cartrefi Conwy will now continue after school during term time once the summer holiday ends. It has also provided jobs for two young people, whose employment is funded via […]

Talented quintet score musical success

Five children who go to the same school are celebrating musical success despite the challenges of learning in lockdown. The talented youngsters are all pupils of Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch in Llanrhaeadr, near Denbigh, and have been taught by tutors from the Denbighshire Music Cooperative. The quintet been triumphant in their latest musical exams even though […]

Colts up and running thanks to cash seized from criminals

The young footballers of Castell Alun Colts have hit the ground running as they prepare for the new season – thanks to cash seized from criminals. The club’s Under-14s have spent their summer gearing up for kick-off in the Flintshire Junior League with a weekend away team-building, specialist coaching sessions and new waterproof training jackets. […]

Special future for historic corn mill after it’s saved for the community

An historic former corn mill has been saved for the community thanks to a £1 million plan to transform it into a centre for young people with additional living needs. There were protests when Wrexham County Borough Council put the landmark, three-storey Kingsmill building up for sale at auction but it has paved the way […]

Music-loving Izzy, 15, sings praises of summer school

A blind teenage singer spoke movingly about her love of music when she attended an adventure-filled free summer school. Isabelle Harrison, 15, from Llandegla, was among the hundreds of youngsters who took part in the School’s Out! courses organised by the North Wales Music Cooperative It proved such a massive hit that the cooperative’s website crashed […]

Pupils hoping for jam tomorrow at school fighting for its future

BUDDING entrepreneurs from a small primary school that’s fighting for its survival have earned national acclaim after cooking up a treat. Parents and governors at Ysgol Llannefydd, in Conwy, have launched a campaign to attract new pupils from nearby communities to safeguard the Welsh-medium school’s future. Now six enterprising students have underlined the depth of […]

Vibrant village football club can enjoy their £96K all-weather pitch at last

Lockdown is unlocking and a vibrant North Wales village football club is celebrating its 20th anniversary with almost 200 players from aged from four to 60 training and playing again every week. It means that Kinmel Bay Football Club, based at the village Leisure Centre, can at last use the £96,000 new all-weather training area […]

Inspectors’ report is another milestone on way to becoming a “truly exceptional school”

The “inspirational leadership” of a headteacher has transformed the fortunes of a high school. Ann Webb was singled out for praise by school inspectors from Estyn for galvanising teachers and pupils at Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno. According to Mrs Webb, the report was another milestone on the way to becoming a “truly exceptional school”. […]

School wins prize and painting of tragic poet Hedd Wyn

A leading North Wales independent school has received a prestigious Ministry of Defence award – and a picture commemorating Wales’s great poet Hedd Wyn – for its support for the Armed Services. Myddelton College, in Denbigh, offers the most generous reduction in fees in the UK, 25 per cent, to families with serving members of […]