Education

Appeal to firms to help bridge the digital divide

A police boss is appealing to companies and public bodies in North Wales to donate their redundant IT kit to a social enterprise so it can be recycled and given to people who need it. The plea came from the region’s police and crime commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin, during a visit to North Wales Recycle IT […]

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 […]

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”. […]

Former hospital cook takes university course to qualify as a nurse

A former hospital cook is now looking after more than just her patients’ appetites after qualifying as a nurse in time to join the fight against the pandemic. Mum of three Claire Davies, from Denbigh, is now kitted out in full protective clothing on the front line at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, after a three-year […]

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 […]

Campaign launched to save village school providing “private education without fees”

A village school battling for survival has launched a campaign to safeguard its future by attracting pupils from nearby communities. Parents at Ysgol Llannefydd, near Denbigh, say it’s a “brilliant” Welsh language school that provides an excellent, well-rounded education that sets their children up well for the rest of their lives. There’s no imminent threat […]

Excited youngsters get into the rhythm of a  week of music and exercise at Wrexham school

Fifty excited youngsters have been rocking to the beat of a special half-term holiday week of music and outdoor fun at a Wrexham school. The packed four-day programme at St Mary’s School, Brymbo, under the banner of School’s Out, included everything from frantic samba drumming to all-action games out in the playground. It was arranged […]

Thomas, six, has his dragon cake – and eats it

A SCHOOLBOY will be having his cake and eating it after being the lucky winner of a spectacular chocolate dragon. Six-year-old pupil Thomas Povey’s name was drawn out of the hat to win the fundraising raffle at Ysgol Penygelli in Coedpoeth near Wrexham. The raffle for the dragon cake has helped breathe fire into the […]

Bright student Quinn joins academic elite on American scholars scheme

A STAR student will be sharing a virtual classroom with some of the brightest young brains from around the world on a leading American university’s summer programme. Quinn Doherty, a year 12 pupil at Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno, has spoken of his pride after winning a coveted place on the Yale Young Global Scholars […]

Pupils can bring their horses with them as top school opens equestrian centre

Horse-mad pupils can now bring their ponies with them to a top North Wales private school after its equestrian centre re-opened this month. The right royal £30,000 renovation comes 15 years after Olympic eventing gold medallist Princess Anne opened the facilities at what is now Myddelton College in Denbigh. It is the latest addition to […]