Young people

School project pays respects to the fallen of the Great War

Pupils from seven Denbighshire schools dressed-up as Tommies and made colourful forget-me-nots as part of a project commemorating the First World War. The project was organised by the North Wales International Music Festival who chose Reflections as the theme for this year’s event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. The festival is held […]

Dream come true for caring Amy

A former factory worker who has fulfilled her dream of working with children is in line for a national award just a year into her role caring for young people with autism and learning disabilities. Amy Thomas, 30, has been hailed as “exceptional” by Ty Bronllys Children’s Home in Brecon where she began working as […]

Young and old join forces for blooming marvellous makeover

A group of green-fingered youngsters and pensioners have joined forces to give a blooming marvellous makeover to a housing estate in Llandudno. Members of Llandudno Youth Club were recruited for an intergenerational planting project with older tenants to add a splash of colour in St Andrew’s Avenue. They filled around 30 flower tubs with begonias, […]

Award for North Wales woman leading fight against child slavery

A dedicated charity worker who plays a vital role in keeping vulnerable children safe from trafficking and exploitation has been honoured by North Wales’s policing chief. Sian Humphreys, who works for Barnardo’s as an Independent Child Trafficking Advocate for Wales, has won the Anti-Slavery Champion title in the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community […]

Having fun at care home is child’s play

Toddlers from a Rhyl nursery showed off their natural charm and boundless energy as they enjoyed a teddy bear’s picnic of jelly and ice-cream with elderly care home residents. The tots, who attend Beach House Day Nursery in Rhyl, took an afternoon “pull-a-long” tram to St David’s Residential Home in the seaside town to spend […]

Timber company save children’s vegetables from ravenous rabbits

Green-fingered primary school pupils have had their prize fruit and veg saved from ravenous rabbits thanks to a local timber company. Fencing giants Clifford Jones Timber came to the rescue when Llanbedr DC Primary School appealed for help against the bad news bunnies eating their crops. Now the children can look forward to enjoying the […]

Police boss honours Rhyl Young Marshals

A PROJECT in Rhyl which has helped deter children as young as six from falling into the trap of anti-social behaviour and low level crime has been recognised by North Wales’s policing czar. West Rhyl Marshals, which is now in its 10th year and has worked with up to 70 young people at high risk […]

New singing star Rachel living the dream after first solo competition success

A supply teacher from Wrexham came within a whisker of winning one of the main prizes at an international festival even though it was her first ever solo competition. Soprano Rachel Marsh, 24, was a runner up in Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She revealed that she used […]

Youngsters pop in to say thanks to trailer firm

A nursery group’s plans to move into a new home has been given a major boost. The Cylch Meithrin, in Cynwyd, near Corwen, is refurbishing the former village school which should be ready by September. The staff and a dozen of the youngsters paid a visit to the Ifor Williams Trailers factory down the road […]

Daredevil grandmother Carys is guest of honour at opening of new nursery play area

A DAREDEVIL grandmother was the guest of honour at the official opening of a nursery’s outdoor play area after she took on the fastest zip wire in the world to raise money for it. Courageous Carys Thomas, 77, raised £1,500 by completing the daunting Zip World challenge in Snowdonia to help Cylch Meithrin in Deiniolen, Gwynedd, […]