Friday 25th November 2016

Our Year 11 students have been busy with their trial exams this week. We look forward to some excellent results. As well as receiving the Maths and Numeracy GCSE results in January, many students will be sitting external Science exams too. A busy time for all concerned.

Last night I attended the Flintshire Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Presentation Evening. Gold awards went to Rory, Angharad, Rebecca, Emma and

DofE Awards 2016

DofE Awards 2016

Andrew. Well done also to Kathryn, Simon, James, Ellie, Megan, Chelsea, Lucy, Hannah, Thomas, Samuel, Alice, Philip, Iwan, Naomi, Katie, Jamie, Danielle, Gregory, Isla, Gina and Charlotte on achieving their Silver Award. Well done also to Laura, Ella, Megan, Andrew, Hannah, Ruth, Amelia, Kieran, Lois, Cara, Natasha, Samuel, Euan, Aaron, Saskia, Grace, Joseph, Seren, Ben, Sofia, Tomos, Ellie, Kimberley, Sian, Joshua, Emma, Jennifer, Alex, Katie and Iwan who all achieved Bronze Awards. Thanks to Mr. David Croasdale and the team of staff who make the Duke of Edinburgh scheme so successful at Castell Alun.

Sports news – Good luck to Holly, Tara, Lucy, Erin, Amelia, Celyn, Lydia, Robyn, Menna and Lauren who are playing in the U18 Presidents Netball Cup next week.

Well done to our U16s Rugby teams. Year 9 won their match against Morgan Llywd 52-12 this week and Year 10/11 also playing against Morgan Llywd won 17-5. Good luck to both teams who now play against Brynhyfryd at Ruthin next week in the final.

Also in Rugby I would like to congratulate Oliver, Adam, Harvey and Callum who have been selected to represent the NE Wales regional schools team in the Dewar Shield competition. They are playing a fixture tonight against Neath schools at Clwyd Rygbi Dinbych.

Urdd Gymnastics Squad

Urdd Gymnastics Squad

Well done to our gymnasts competing in the Urdd Gymnastics this week – Kyla and Ruby, Hannah and Charlotte, Courtney and Lorrelle all performing duo’s.

We also had Kalum, Nathan, Tia, Branwen, Hermione, Holly and Sophie all performing individual routines.

Peter BOTY 2016

Butcher of the Year 2016

All of the students performed amazingly well and demonstrated some fantastic gymnastic ability and behaved impeccably well representing our school. Sadly none of our pupils placed and therefore will not be progressing onto the next stage, however they are all showing a keen interest in entering a group sequence for next year’s competition.

There is another gymnastics competition in the new year which we are hoping to have multiple success stories with. We are very proud of this gymnastics squad, they are a credit to Castell Alun.

Well done to ex-student Peter Rushforth who, having recently won ‘Young Butcher of the Year’, has just been crowned the top young butcher in the UK following a three day World Skills Competition at the NEC in Birmingham.