Each year the WJEC collect together examples of the best A level Design and Technology work from across the country to exemplify skill, creativity, flair and innovation. 80 projects were chosen this year for exhibition at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. From these, 32 projects will be selected for a further display in Bangor. We are very proud that Eifion Jones who achieved an A grade at AS level was nominated for the exhibition and his work will be displayed at both venues. His project involved designing and manufacturing a device to make it easier for the agricultural industry to carry out fencing using a mechanised process which could replace the more traditional labour intensive method. Although the project itself was too large and heavy to be displayed at the respective venues the folio work produced during the design stage and a video of the ‘Easy Fencer’ in action was displayed at Cardiff on October 5th and 6th and will be in Bangor on the 19th and 20th of October. We hope that Eifion is as successful as Carwyn Owen (past pupil) who was presented with a prize for innovation by the First Minister of Wales; Carwyn Jones at the same awards in 2011. Winners for the best categories will be announced later this month. The link for the video of the ‘Easy Fencer’ is : http://youtu.be/kxhdqfBFo68 or search for Caereinion High School and it should be included with the other school videos.
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!
Another highlight of the week was the performance by Caereinion pupils of ‘Mwrdwr Maldwyn’ written by Pryderi Jones.
They performance went down well to a full house in the literary tent.
Another highlight of the week was the launch of ‘Mwy o Gymeriadau’r Fro – Portreadau gan ddisgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion’ which was edited by Mr Pryderi Jones.
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 – Gruffydd Martin
The Aled Jones Cup for Endeavour – Huw Lewis
The Gwenllian Hughes Cup for Cultural Activities – Hannah Parry & Katie Price
The Stephanie Robinson Cup for History – Edward Duthie
The David Bennett Cup for Mathematics – Aaron Morris
The Dilys Jones Cup for Music – Hannah Parry & Katie Price
The Theodora Cup for Welsh – Ffion Roberts
The Wilma Harris Cup for Food Technology – Rhys James
The Allen Tudor Progress Cup – Bradley Evans
The Wyn Astley Cup for Games (Girls) – Katie Jones
The John Ellis Cup for Physical Education (Boys) – Dewi Williams
Welsh Learners Award – Jess Foster
Geography Award – Abbie Price & Ffion Roberts
English Award – Lowri Savage
Biology Award – Daniel Martin
The Mair Lloyd Cup for Art – Katie Price
The Lyn Evans Cup for Effort and Perserverance throughout school career – Rhian Davies
Mick Bates Cup for Vocational Courses – Danny Foulkes
Prize for Religious Education – Laura Bristow & Melissa Knight
John Lewis Prize for Head Girl – Abbie Price
John Lewis Prize for Head Boy – Geraint Parry
French Award – Gwyn Humphreys
Spanish Award – Margo Martin
Design & Technology Award – Ifan Huws & Owain Jones
Victor Ludorum – Llyr Griffiths
Victrix Ludorum – Bethan Davies
The Bethan Williams Cup For Outstanding Achievement in the Sporting Field – Jac Edwards
The Caroline Evans Cup for Outstanding Contribution in the Community – Abbie Price
Science Award – David Thorp & Sam Thorp
Vivien Morgan Cup for Outstanding Academic Contribution to School – David Thorp
Robert Jones Shield for Footballer of the Year – Ryan Astley
Wynnstay Prize for Agriculture – Harry Jones
The MP Foulkes Progress Shield for GCSE Physical Education – Josh Jones
Williams Cup for Consistent Effort during their School Career – Joe Furber
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.
Good luck to them all.
What an unforgettable day we had on Tuesday the 17th of March where the school hall was transformed into the famous Maes B of the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol! Mei Gwynedd worked throughout the day with members of Year 9 and 10 to decorate the hall and prepare to film the gig at the end of the afternoon. The hall was beaming with excitement as our Year 7-9 pupils enjoyed our new school rock band ‘Degawd’s’ first performance, performing a song which they have written themselves for the Eisteddfod in Meifod! We look forward to hearing more form the band! And then of course we welcomed Candelas, the band who have won the ‘Best band in Wales’ award this year to the stage and as the lead singer Osian said; “The hall went nuts”!. Caryl Lewis in our Sixth Form also performed with the band to sing their iconic song ‘Llwytha’r Gwn’ which was certainly a crowd pleaser! It was an unforgettable experience for all involved and I’m sure that Candelas now have many more followers on Facebook and Twitter, especially our Year 9 and 10 girls…I wonder why?!