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.
OASIS (Our Advice Shop in School) is a Princess Diana award winning scheme offering peer support to students in years 7, 8 & 9. It’s organised by Helen Coleby, Youth Woker along with pupils in year 11.
Due to the OASIS group’s success over the past year and due to their input with Healthy Schools, the group were invited to attend the Healthy Schools development day at Llanfyllin High school. This gave them the opportunity to share their success and achievements with other high schools in Powys. 12 members of the OASIS group attended the afternoon session and explained all the work they’d completed over the past year. The OASIS team are currently working on a project with ‘Fixers’ on the topic ‘Fitting in’ when starting high school.