It was another busy week last week, with external visitors, pupils leaving school on excursions and educational visits and teams from local schools coming to Caereinion High School. It was good to welcome our Rolls-Royce mentor, Mr Neil Chattle, who spent the day in school on Tuesday. He spoke to pupils in assembly, visited classrooms, held workshops and discussed the project with members of staff. We look forward to continuing our work with Mr Neil Chattle as he supports our project. Our Sixth Form students had a session on road safety with Mrs Bridget Farrington from Powys County Council on Tuesday. They profited from this very pertinent and informative presentation. Mr John Ellis came to school recently to talk to Year 7 pupils about the way the school has changed over the years. Mr Ellis worked at the school as a deputy head for a number of decades. As Mr Ellis’ visit brought back many memories of the school’s past, Mr Phillip Jones’ visit on Wednesday pointed to the future. Mr Phillip Jones will be Caereinion High School’s Headteacher from January onwards. It was good to see him in school on Wednesday and I am confident that he will be an asset to the school and that Caereinon High School will thrive under his leadership.
The Drama department had a very enjoyable visit to a performance of the play Oresteia by the Splendid Theatre at Llanfyllin High School. They were very impressed with the performance and I am sure that they have profited from the experience and will be able to use the experience and apply it to their own personal work. A number of Sixth Form students who are interested in a career in medicine spent the day on a medical course at Welshpool on Wednesday.
Two separate groups of pupils visited the Winter Fair at Builth Wells. The Agriculture Department visit the fair annually and yet again this year the group had an enjoyable and practical day. This year for the first time, the Music Department was invited to perform at the reception area and entertain visitors as they arrived and departed from the fair. The Hospitality and Catering Department ventured slightly further afield and spent the day at the Good Food Show in Birmingham on Friday and enjoyed visiting the various stalls and exhibitions.
It was a successful week for the rugby teams with a victory for the under 13 rugby team against Llanfyllin at the beginning of the week Caereinion 29 Llanfyllin 22 and a very secure victory against Llanidloes at the end of the week – Caereinion 55 Llanidloes 0.
This week we wish Year 11 all the very best as they start their mock examinations on Thursday (December 6th).