Author Archive: Dwr-y-Felin

Pupil Success

Congratulations to Bethan Tew in Year 7 who won Student of the Year at her drama school’s award ceremony. Her drama school is Fame Factory Theatre School and consists of four schools covering Ammanford, Caerphilly, Pontyclun and Neath. The main school caters for children aged 7 – 17 and she beat off competition from over 120 other students from all four schools, many of whom were much older than her, to win the most prestigious award of the evening!

Engineering Challenge Success!

Congratulations to Year 9 pupils Catrin Daniels, Charlotte Beynon, Kirsty Coombes and Sophie Giddings who made up the winning team at the Engineering Challenge event organised by the Institute of Chartered Engineers that was held recently at Swansea University. The team had to design a support structure for a river bridge that was cost effective, efficient and able to withstand floods, storms and tides. The winning team are pictured below with their design and their trophy. As well as receiving…
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Sporting Success

The following pupils have been selected for the LA Hub netball squads: Rebecca Grey (Yr 7), Ella Carpenter (Yr 7), Sophie Evans (Yr 8), Amelia Gregory (Yr 8), Jessica Richards (Yr 8) & Charlotte Evans (Yr 10)   The following pupils have been selected for the Welsh Development Training Centre: Nia Evans (Yr 10), Megan Johns (Yr 10), Caitey DiIulio (Yr 9), Mia Edwards(Yr 9), Callie Rattenbury (Yr 9) & Amy Rattenbury (Yr 9)   Charlotte Evans & Ella Jenkins…
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Wales Schools Debate Competition

Yesterday the debate team competed in the regional round of the Wales Schools Debate Competition.  Preparation for the debate was real teamwork, with Aimee England, Lowri Beynon, Ffion Beynon and Rachel Penney working together to propose the motion “This house would only imprison criminals who pose a continuing threat to society”.  Aimee and Lowri debated on the day, and held their own against older and more experienced debaters.  Whilst they weren’t the winners, they both debated fantastically well, with Lowri…
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Careers Wales – Exam Results

Dear all Again this year, staffing levels and term time contracts prevent us from having a Careers Adviser at your schools on results days. However, we will place any staff available at our careers centres and the college to support enrolment to post 16 options. Please encourage pupils to access our service and also be reminded that we have a telephone service 0800 028 4844 and our website careerswales.com that includes a live web chat facility. As part of our…
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Recent music exam success

Congratulations to Ruby McNab (year 8) for passing her grade 3 flute exam with a distinction.  Ruby has only been playing for just over a year so this is an excellent achievement. Congratulations also go to Ewan Partington (year 10) for passing his grade 8 clarinet exam with a distinction.  Ewan has been working hard over the last year and has also successfully gained a place on the Six Counties Youth Wind Orchestra. Well done to both!        …
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