Friday 15th March 2024


Bore da,

Spring is now upon us and the days are slowly getting longer.

We are very pleased to report that we had success once again at the Urdd District Eisteddfod/ Urdd Eisteddfod Rhanbarthol, last Saturday. Our students had worked hard preparing their poem recitals to perform both individually and as groups. Our Year 7 students were successful in gaining 1st place in the group recitation of the poem ‘Becso am y Bocsys’ and will now hopefully compete in the National Eisteddfod. We also had success in the individual recitation of the poem ‘Cais i’r Prifathro’, with Henry, Year 7, being awarded third place and Tawana, Year 8, being awarded second place. It was the first time in many years that we’ve competed in the older age categories – a success to be celebrated in its own right! Our Sixth Form group were also successful and came second with their recital of the poem ‘Cwm Alltcafan’. We are so proud of our students’ efforts to compete at such a high standard through the medium of Welsh. Castell Alun really did proudly wave the flag and we look forward to continued success in the national event. Ardderchog pawb!

Last week we held our CAFA Sound Bath evening and the event was attended to capacity, such that a second date has been added on the 18th March. Everybody concerned found the event most relaxing and would highly recommend attendance at the next evening. If you are interested the event runs between 6.30pm and 8pm – please see the attached poster here

This week a number of our Year 10 students went to the Chill Factore in preparation for the ski trip in Austria, leaving next Friday. Everyone came away unscathed and encouraged by their standard, and it is a given that all participants and staff will have a wonderful time during the first week of the Easter holidays. We can’t wait to hear your stories!

This week we would like to give a special mention to Cian and Jack, both Year 7, who play for the Mold U12s Rugby team. The team has reached the final of the RGC cup after numerous rounds of hard fought competition. Our lads are now due to play in Pwllheli in May and we wish them all the very best – Pob lwc!

In further sporting news our U13s Boys have won their first game in the Clwyd Cup and are now ready for the next challenge. We have had considerable success in this competition in the past and hope that this can be emulated this year also.

Finally, we wish pob lwc to all of our examination class students who are now preparing earnestly for practical examinations. A number of these students have already begun their food technology and PE assessments, with more to follow just after Easter. This is an important time in the lives of so many young people and we are here and ready to support all students, so please do keep in close contact with the school as necessary.

Lets hope that the Welsh rugby team can chalk up a win this weekend at the Principality Stadium and finish off the campaign on a high note!


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