It was great to see students, past and present attend the recent prize giving evening. The winners of the special prizes were:
Roger Astley Cup for G.C.S.E. – Rhian Williams, The Aled Jones Cup for Endeavour – Iwan Evans, The Gwenllian Hughes Cup for Cultural Activites – Lwsi Morgan & Lynfa Jones, The Stephanie Robinson Cup for History – Holly Sherwood, The David Bennett Cup for Mathematics –Delyth & Ffion Williams, The Theodra Cup for Welsh – Catrin Howells, The Anwen Orrells Cup for Geography – Lynfa Jones & Lwsi Morgan, The Wilma Harris Cup for Food tech – Rhys James, The Allen Tudor Progress Cup – Iwan Evans, The Wyn Astley Cup for Games – Katie Jones & Aimee Breakwell, The John Ellis Cup for Physical Ed – Charlie Davies, Welsh Learner Certificate – Melissa Knight, English Certificate – Kieran Judge, Biology Certificate – Delyth Williams, The Mair Lloyd Cup for Art – Lwsi Morgan, The Lyn Evans Cup for effort & perserverance throughout school career – Sian Jones, Vivien Morgan Cup for outstanding academic contribution to school – Owen McArdle, Design & Technology Certificate – Ifan Huws & Eifion Jones, Science Award – Delyth Williams, The Caroline Evans Cup for Outstanding Contribution-Oasis Group, WLS Prize for agriculture-Jemma Astley & Aaron Bridgen, Prize for Religious Education-Laura Bristow, John Lewis Prize – Head Girl-Catrin Howells, John Lewis Prize – Head Boy-Ben Sulley, Modern Foreign Language certifcate – Owen McArdle Dilys Jones Cup for Music-Lynfa Jones
Congratulations to all those pupils who have had 100% attendance in the first two terms of school. This is a great achievement. Keep it up!
Our visit to Auschwitz
On the 24th of April we visited KL Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz Birkenau which were concentration and death camps in Nazi occupied Poland during the Second World War. We were chosen along with 180 other students from across Wales to participate in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project and it was an unforgettable experience for us both. Our day trip to Poland widely enhanced our knowledge and understanding, along with our passion about the emotional topic however we are still filled with unanswerable questions. As we journeyed through the two camps we faced many hard challenges such as seeing first hand some of the belongings left behind by some of the camp mates and hearing the sad and brave stories of some of the families and people that had lived and died within the camp.
We were also granted access to some parts of the camp that the majority of the public aren’t allowed to see such as the children’s barracks.
It is an experience that we can safely say we will never forget and we hope to be able to share it with you all, and by doing this we can honour the 1.1 million people that were murdered in these camps.
It has been the most emotionally challenging experience but is the best experience I have ever had. We would both strongly advise you to part take in an experience like this if you ever get the chance!
Hanna Morgan and Reece Templeton Holocaust Ambassadors
The seeds from Tim Peake have arrived in Caereinion High School! Which seeds spent time in space? We have had 2 packets of seeds – red and blue but will not find out which seeds spent time in space, until all the results have been collected and analysed by professional biostatisticians.
We will keep you posted with the results. Watch this space!!!
Congratulations to our indoor school athletics teams. The Under 13’s team comprised of Tom Bowen, Ella Whitticase, Carrie Jones, Steffan Evans (4th best triple jump in Wales), and Cai Herdman (3rd best in vertical jump).
Our Under 15’s girls are Welsh Champions and go on to represent Wales in the British Championships. Ellen Jones was the 2nd best overall girl in Wales, and 3rd best long jumper. Beth Davies came 1st in the shot putt.
The Under 15’s boys team (Jack, Ryan & Tom) were 3rd best in Wales with Jack Shearer, 6th best overall boy in Wales after coming 3rd in the 2 lap sprint and speed bounce. Ryan McVeagh came 2nd in the speed bounce.
The eco club members at Caereinion High School are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.
In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, and educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.
Caereinion High School will be one of up to 10,000 schools to receive a packet of 100 seeds from space, which they will grow alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and measure the difference over seven weeks. The eco club won’t know which seed packet contains which seeds until all results have been collected by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and analysed by professional biostatisticians.
Rocket Science is just one educational project from a programme developed by the UK Space Agency to celebrate British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s Principa mission to the ISS and inspire young people to look into careers in STEm (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including horticulture.
We’ll keep you up to date with our findings! Don’t forget to keep up to date with the experiment on twitter by following us @YUCaereinion or follow @RHSSchools #RocketScience.