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Second for Ysgol Talgarreg in ‘Cwis Dim Clem’

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Ysgol Talgarreg pupils

FOR the first time this year, pupils from some Ceredigion schools had the opportunity to compete in a quiz competition organised by South West Wales’ Mentrau Iaith called ‘Cwis Dim Clem’. The regional rounds were organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion.

Pupils from central Ceredigion schools competed in order to make it to the final where Ysgol Talgarreg came second against schools from Neath – Port Talbot, Brecknockshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

‘Cwis Dim Clem’ is a quiz for year 6 pupils where the aim is to develop new Welsh medium opportunities for school children and to develop links between schools and the Mentrau Iaith.

The teams competed against each other on various topics from geography, science and mathematics to sport, music and food. The school that scores the most points in every round progresses to the final to compete against the champions from the other counties of the South West.

‘Cwis Dim Clem’ has been held for several years and in 2019 the scheme expanded to include new counties such as Ceredigion. In this first year, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion piloted ‘Cwis Dim Clem’ in the Lampeter and Aberaeron area by holding local rounds in the two areas and a semi-final for the best teams.

Seven schools competed in these rounds but in the end Ysgol Talgarreg took first prize and reached the final at Yr Atom in Carmarthen on Wednesday 27 March. Ysgol Cilgerran from Pembrokeshire won first prize with Ysgol Talgarreg coming second and Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman from Carmarthenshire placing third.

Steffan Rees, Cered’s Community Development Officer said, “In our first year being a part of ‘Cwis Dim Clem’ we weren’t too sure what to expect but it was lovely to see the children thoroughly enjoying themselves and to see one of our schools doing so well in the final.”

For further information contact Steffan Rees, Cered’s Community Development Officer on 01545 572 350 or by e-mail on: steffan.rees@ceredigion.gov.uk

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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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