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Calling for volunteers at Ceredigion Museum

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AS PART of Ceredigion Museum opening its doors to reveal a brand new café, shop and street level entrance this summer, the museum is looking for a host of volunteers to help on the front of house.

Amanda Partridge, Volunteer Coordinator at the Museum, said: “Volunteers can bring huge benefits to the Museum and very much enhance the service we can offer. We welcome adults of all ages and backgrounds.”

Front of House Volunteers provide a warm and friendly welcome to Museum visitors. They answer questions from visitors, deal with enquiries in person and by telephone and, where necessary, direct them to the appropriate member of Museum staff.

Michael Lewis has volunteered with the museum since 2016, and said: “I have found the work very gratifying and it has given me a chance to both learn new skills and historical facts, improve on skills I already have and put them to better use.”

The small team at the Museum means that volunteers and staff work closely together. It is a unique opportunity to have a behind the scenes look at how museums are run and the responsibilities involved in museum curation. It is also a great opportunity to learn about the heritage and culture of Ceredigion, develop professional skills and employability.

Councillor Gareth Lloyd, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Economic and Community Development said, “Volunteering at the Museum is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to learn about and become a part of the history contained within the walls whilst welcoming the public through our doors. There couldn’t be a better time than now as they will also play a big part in this new chapter of the building, which will sure to be an experience in itself.”

If you enjoy meeting a wide range of people, are interested in local history and can spare half a day a week of your time, contact Amanda on amanda.partridge@ceredigion.gov.uk or Anna on anna.evans@ceredigion.gov.uk at the Museum or call 01970 633088 for more information.

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St. Michaels School celebrates excellent A-Level results

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St. Michael’s pupils with their A-Level results

ST. MICHAEL’S School, Llanelli, is extremely pleased to announce another year of successful A-Level results, with 80.2% of all grades awarded either an A* or A grade.

The vast majority of pupils have earned a place at their chosen university to study courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Economics.

This is the first year that traditional exams have resumed since the Covid-19 pandemic began with the majority of lessons in the first part of the A-Level being delivered online rather than in a classroom environment. This makes the results even more of an achievement considering the circumstances.

Headmaster Mr Benson Ferrari said: “We offer our sincere congratulations to our outgoing Year 13 class on the publication of their A-Level results, demonstrating that our pupils have worked so hard despite the challenges of returning to a conventional assessment approach.

“They approached the situation with resilience and dedication, which has resulted in grades that are truly representative of their ability.  I am confident that they will all go onto achieve great things at university and in their working lives.  

“We wish them the best as they move to this new and exciting stage of their education.  The preparation which St. Michael’s has provided will be built upon, along with our values and principles providing a lasting framework to tackle the challenges ahead.”

In 2020, St. Michael’s School was awarded The Sunday Times Welsh Independent School of the Decade and this was in part due to the excellent exam results that the school receives each year. 

St. Michael’s was also ranked 13th in The Times 2019 Co Ed League Table for UK Independent Schools, which was the last time that the results were published. The school hopes that this year’s results will continue to secure their place in the 2022 league table which will be published later this year.

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Police appeal following road traffic collision in Cwmystwyth

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DYFED-Powys Police have issued a statement following a road traffic collision on Saturday, August 13.

Officers attended a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred about 6.40pm near Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth.  

Dyfed-Powys Police said: “The two vehicles involved were a blue Triumph Tiger motorcycle and a black Ford Fiesta.

“The male rider of the motorcycle was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

“Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101. 

“If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

“Quote reference: DP-20220813-392.”

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Scheme to enhance the town of Tregaron for the National Eisteddfod

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THE REGENERATING Rural Towns scheme run by the Cynnal y Cardi LEADER programme has been supporting Tregaron Town Council with a series of marketing techniques and installations to promote and enhance Tregaron in preparation for the historic and cultural event, the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022.

This work acted as a legacy to the National Eisteddfod at Tregaron following the influx of thousands of people to the town daily for the duration of the festival and subsequently to the surrounding rural communities and local sites of interest.

A wide range of installations could be seen in Tregaron during the Eisteddfod following town branding design work, which included a giant deckchair, lamp post flags, banners, bunting, tiered flower planters, benches & picnic tables, monument conservation improvements, and a prominent Tregaron sign overlooking the ‘Maes’. Many of these features will remain in place for the summer months and can be utilised by the town in the future. Further town development work is due to commence to maintain and enhance the attractiveness and vibrancy of the town.

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