Education

Where there’s a Will there’s a way for young wheelchair basketball ace

A young wheelchair basketball star and athlete is aiming for Paralympic gold as lockdown eases after netting a major Welsh sports award. Sixteen-year-old Will Bishop, a Year 11 student at leading independent school Myddelton College, in Denbigh, is a double Welsh international on the basketball court and on the track. The talented teenager, who has […]

Music tutors hailed as pandemic heroes

Music tutors in North Wales have hailed as heroes for coming to the rescue by pioneering online lessons during the pandemic. Musicians’ Union education officer David Barnard praised the way the not-for-profit Wrexham and Denbighshire Music Co-operatives acted swiftly after school premises closed when the COVID-19 crisis escalated. He said: “They should be extremely proud […]

Thanks a million as meat of Harlech goes on county school dinner menu

Welsh beef is on the menu for pupils across Denbighshire now a leading North Wales food distribution company has won the contract to supply over a million school meals a year for the county. Harlech Foodservice won the three-year contract from a US-owned multi-national and have pledged that wherever possible the county’s seven secondary and […]

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, […]

More psychiatric nurses needed to deal with Covid mental health crisis

A World Health Organisation warning about an explosion in cases of depression caused by the pandemic has led to a call for more people to apply to become mental health nurses by one of Wales’s leading training providers. Bangor University’s School of Health Sciences trains nursing students for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, one […]

Amy lives the dream as care organisation tackles nurse shortage by growing their own

A young woman who was left devastated after her sister was killed by a drunk driver has got her life back on track and is training for a degree in nursing thanks to a pioneering pilot scheme at a care organisation. Amy Rowlands, 27, left Ysgol Friars in Bangor without completing her A-levels because she was […]

Twenty years on mum of six achieves her dream to become a nurse

A mum-of-six has finally fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse 20 years after she gave up her studies to have a baby – overcoming the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in the process. Katherine Cummings, from Coedpoeth, near Wrexham, is now celebrating both her graduation and that baby, her eldest son, going to Cambridge […]

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 […]

Pioneering online classes provide educational lifeline for key workers’ kids

A pioneering online learning programme, created by academics as part of research into the impact of Covid-19 on schooling, has provided an educational lifeline for a family of keyworkers in Flintshire. Top researchers from Bangor University have recruited families from across England and Wales for the study, which considers how best to teach children remotely […]