16th July 2014
Llandrindod High School - venue for the 2014 Cambridge
University Teachers' Roadshow for Wales!
Llandrindod High School was asked to host the Cambridge University Teachers Roadshow for Wales in July in recognition of our “consistently outstanding GCSE and A-Level candidates”. Dr Jonathan Padley (Widening Participation Officer: Churchill College, Cambridge) also commented “we therefore feel it would be good if the school, as one of the area's very best academic providers, would be willing to act as a "hub" for this activity”.
Staff from schools across Wales undertook workshop sessions which focused on:
- The Cambridge admissions process
- Supporting applicants, including subject choice when entering KS5
- Funding opportunities that are currently available to Welsh
The Cambridge team also ran a workshop with eighteen of our More Able and Talented students in Year 10 which will help them make some very important decisions about their own learning pathways in the not too distant future!
In May, Llandrindod High School pupils Daniel Binks, Emma Davies and Emyr Davies, Yr 9, entered the Mother Tongue Other Tongue Modern Foreign Languages poetry competition with Routes into Languages Cymru. The pupils each produced an original piece of poetry in French, the language they are studying at school, together with a short explanation of why they had chosen their theme and why they had decided to enter the competition.
Emyr Davies is the winner of the Other Tongue category Year 7-9. He was described as an outstanding young poet. Emyr’s poem will be published in a poetry booklet and will be launched on the European Day of Languages on September 26th which will also be a prize giving event for the winners. Daniel Binks’ and Emma Davies’ poems will also be included in the book; their work was described as fantastic. All three pupils have since opted to study French at GCSE.
“This is the first time pupils from our school have entered a Modern Foreign Languages competition such as this and I am extremely proud of their achievements.” Miss D. Hardwick, Head of French.
We would like to congratulate Ms. D. Hardwick on winning the title of Modern Foreign Languages, Teacher of the Year 2014 awarded by Routes into Languages.
A recent Maths presentation at Aberystwyth
New Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion manager for Powys
Keith Brelstaff is a New Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion manager for Powys and would like to meet parents. Please click on the letter for further information and the poster for times and venues.
Introductory letter from ALN manager in English
Introductory letter from ALN manager in Welsh
ALN poster with dates and venues in both English and Welsh
Salters Chemistry Festival
Last week four pupils from year 9 from Llandrindod High School attended the Salters Festival of Chemistry at Aberystwyth University. Rasheda Kathun, Jess Harley, Jack Hughson and Jack Brown took part in the competition that was attended by 10 schools from as far north as Welshpool and as far south as St Davids. The purpose of the day is to allow students to experience the university environment and stimulate their interest in Chemistry. After a welcoming drink and cake it was quickly down to the first assignment in the fully appointed laboratory. The task was a forensic investigation where the students were assessed on the quality and accuracy of their work and the way they worked as a team. After lunch there was a second task and then prize giving. Our students gained a well-deserved 3rd place of which they should be very proud. Well done.
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