Young people

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 […]

Top tenor Rhys and TikTok drag star Ellis launch search for singers for hit TV show

A classically trained tenor has teamed up with a  TikTok drag star to launch a search for budding singers from across Wales to perform with their musical idols. Rhys Meirion, who hails from Porthmadog and now lives in Pwllglas, near Ruthin, and student Ellis Lloyd Jones, 23, from Treorchy in the Rhondda, are looking for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Young singing stars come out to shine for Steffan – and the Urdd

A digital concert starring a group of “sensational young singers” from Denbighshire will launch this year’s virtual Urdd Eisteddfod. The spectacular showcase has been put together by serial festival winner Steffan Hughes, a multi-talented musician, singer and choir master, who hails from Llangwyfan in the Vale of Clwyd. The Urdd National Eisteddfod had been due […]

Cash boost is music to the ears of talented Flintshire youngsters

A FINANCIAL windfall will be music to the ears of youngsters who can look forward to enjoying new facilities at a village hub – thanks to cash seized from criminals. Penyffordd and Penymynydd War Memorial Institute has served the community for almost 100 years and the venue on Chester Road, Penyffordd, is used by scores […]

Villagers and iconic trailer take centre stage in new TV show

A village in the Vale of Clwyd will be taking centre stage in a new TV show starring popular singer the Welsh Whisperer. Welsh, aka Andrew Walton, pops in to Llanrhaeadr near Denbigh, as part of his televised tour of rural communities across Wales. The other star of the show is his trusty Ifor Williams […]