Following the success of last year’s Pink and Blue Friday, raising £2,500 for Breast and Testicular Cancer we have decided to hold the event again this year. The pupils have decided to support three charities this year; Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Life after Loss of Limb and Wales Air Ambulance, charities which are particularly relevant at the moment.
This event will take place on Friday the 23th of October with a variety of fundraising activities. This will be a non-school uniform day and we ask the pupils to contribute £1 for this privilege and in support of these charities, it would be great to see every pupil wear something pink or blue! Also, t-shirts created for the event last year will be for sale for £6 and if your son/daughter would like to purchase one of these t-shirts, they must order and pay by Monday the 19th of October. There will also be a cake/fruit stall for 50p, a raffle with great prizes and entertainment at the end of the day in the hall!
Margo and Amy of Caereinion High School sixth form recently visited one of the most well known death camps in Europe, Auschwitz Birkenau. It’s an annual visit organised by the Lessons From Auschwitz project. They flew to Poland for a one day visit with 180 other Welsh sixth formers and visited Auschwitz One and Auschwitz Birkenau, where they saw the place where over a million Jews were killed during the second world war. It was a very harrowing visit, but the two girls came back and decided to teach the lower years of the school about what had happened at these camps, and how important it still is today. The two girls did a workshop with year 9’s for two lessons where the children learnt about who was killed, why they were killed, what happened and what could happen in the future if we don’t learn from this. At the end of the workshop all of the children wrote something they had learnt on a leaf and the girls created a tree with the help of D.T. student Ryan Jones. The tree is currently being displayed in the school conservatory.
Congratulations to Cara Smith, Mary Hadrill and Holly Sherwood who have all won prizes in The Montgomeryshire Society’s Schools’ Art Competition. The winning entries were exhibited at Newtown Library. Cara was first in the Yr 7-8 competition, and Mary 2nd, with Holly winning the Yr11-13 competition.
Lady Elinor Bennett is pictured presenting the pupils with their prize money, alongside Mrs Siân Pugh(Acting Headteacher), and Mr Mike Humphreys (Head of Art)
Congratulations to all the competitors from Caereinion High School who participated in a very successful Montgomeryshire Urdd Eisteddfod. The winners will now go on to represent the school in the 2015 Urdd National Eisteddfod which is being held in Llancaiach Fawr near Nelson, Caerphilly.
Pupils and staff have had a successful day fundraising for Red Nose Day with a total of £908 being raised. The 6th form were busy organising and collecting money throughout the day. Not only was there a non school uniform day, but pupils had also been busy baking, and selling cakes at break time, which proved to be very popular with the cakes selling out in record time.
At lunch break the 6th formers organised a very entertaining ‘Just Dance’ competition which brought out the competitive streak in the teachers. The team comprising of Miss Liwsi Merrigan, Miss Catrin Davies, and Miss Delyth Roberts pipped the team of Mr Tudur Jones, Mr Mike Humphreys and Mr Gareth Smith to become ‘Just Dance’ Champions.