Friday 25th October 2019

We celebrated Harvest this week in our main assembly and students in Year 7 and their families kindly donated a large number of groceries which have been given to Mold Food Bank.  The Food Bank is part of a greater collective of such charitable organisations and they, like us, believe that no family should go hungry at all in our nation.  Our readers were Sabella, Emlyn and Ellie-May and they deserve special congratulations because to read in front of 1350 students and staff whilst still in Year 7 is quite something!  Everybody really enjoyed Kira and Hayden’s musical item (Year 9 students) which was a fantastic cover of the Oasis hit, ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’.

Yesterday a large number of our students competed in the Flintshire Schools Cross Country Championships.  Unfortunately it’s impossible to mention everyone by name but I do need to tell you that our Year 7 boys’ team produced a stunning collective performance with every single member of the team finishing in the top 20 runners.  Milo and Luca (Year 7) will both now go on to represent Flintshire, and Luca actually won the overall Year 7 race by a long way – fantastic stuff!  Sophia ran brilliantly for our Year 7 girls and also goes on to represent Flintshire in the Inter Counties Championship in the near future.  Further tremendous performances came from Ethan (Year 11) and Ben (Year 9), who have also been selected to represent our county.  Well done everyone – we are so proud of you all.

Yesterday our Year 10 Boys’ Football team won the next round of the Welsh Cup with a 3-0 victory over Ysgol Y Grango.  We have high hopes of this team going all the way this year.

As if Luca hadn’t already won enough this week we are proud to announce that both he and Harrison (Year 7) recently played football for their TNS Academy team in Germany and won the Rewe Stockhausen International Tournament.  Superb stuff lads!

Also this week, Mr. Davies took a group of Sixth Form Seren students to Liverpool University for a really useful experience of life on the campus and to consider key information with regard to successful university applications.

Today we celebrate ‘Pink Day’ in order to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  It’s quite a sight to see nearly 300 Sixth Form students donning their pinkest attires, all in good spirits in order to do their bit to raise funds and lend their support to this great cause.

Recently I reported on our students’ participation in the Mold Food Festival.  These students are certainly capable of creative culinary genius and were rewarded for such as you can see in the photo.  We look forward to the day when you open your own Michelin Star restaurants guys!

After school today a number of our gifted performers will participate in the Trinity Awards Ceremony and I know that these talented youngsters are working hard towards their next assessments.

When we return from the half term break our Year 13 Biologists will visit Chester Zoo and our Artists will visit the galleries in Liverpool.  On Wednesday 6th November, all Year 7 students will attend our PSE Crucial Crew Day, during which they will hear talks and participate in practical demonstrations from the emergency services, informing them on how to stay safe in difficult situations.

On Thursday a group of Year 8 students who have excelled on our Accelerated Reader programme will be treated to a morning at the movies.

As you know, once a member of the Castell Alun family – always a member of the Castell Alun family.  This week I want to mention Jack, who is currently studying Media at Glyndwr University and loving every second of it.  In fact you can hear Jack at 4pm every other Wednesday in his Calon FM radio spot on 105.0 MHz and online.

Well, I am not sure I can take another match like last weekend, so let’s hope the Welsh lads storm it this weekend.  All being well, the next time you read our Blog we will be world champions!  On that note I wish all students a restful week and hope that families enjoy quality time together.