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We are delighted to announce that four of our SEREN (more able and talented) year 12 students have been accepted in to summer schools this year.

Congratulations to Erin, Lucy, Emily and Gabriel!

They all had to apply through the Welsh Government SEREN network and faced stiff competition from students across Great Britain and abroad. Two will be going to Jesus College, Oxford, one to Cambridge and one to Bath University. They were all delighted when they found out they had places.

The summer schools they are attending cover a range of subjects from Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy and Theology, Law, Politics and Economics and Engineering. Gabriel specifically looked for a summer school where he will actually be able to stay in Halls of Residence on campus and have a hands on week of Engineering activities.

Lesley Sewell, More and Talented Co-ordinator at Ysgol Aberconwy said,

"The SEREN programme has been an invaluable life line to our More Able and Talented students across the whole school through lock down. They have been able to attend on line enrichment events, university open days and university faculty events, including time with lecturers and professors. For our younger students it has given them the opportunity to work together on challenge activities. Having the opportunity to attend prestigious university summer schools has been a great reward for all their hard work and commitment this year."

 

 

 

Friday, 18 September 2020 14:49

Virtual Open Evening

Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:07

Gathering the Stories

"Everybody has a story to tell" formed the basis of the Gathering The Stories project which seeked to tell stories of Conwy and aimed to bring members of the community together. Gathering The Stories was a Ffilm Cymru-funded community film education project, run by Lal Davies and Huw Davies of Ffilmiau Cymunedol Davies who worked with a selection of our students and staff. Each participant was helped to create and develop a first-person narrative short film that was no more than 4 minutes long. The students were encouraged to talk about and share their thoughts on an object/place/person/activity that was important to them. This has resulted in a diverse range of themes and some emotional and interesting stories that we can now share with you. The films were originally taken and shown at community events but now they are available to watch online. You can enjoy them too by clicking the link below:

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6556328

 

Friday, 28 February 2020 13:48

Our Souls Production

 Watch our award winning production of "Our Souls" 

The 2020 Iris Community, Education and Micro Short Award winning film “Our Souls” is now available for you to view online! Watch our students and staff perform the award winning script, in the style of a fly on the wall documentary, by clicking here. As a result of coming first in the Iris prize script writing competition the play was professionally filmed and students were given the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals. Here's what the critics said about the play... “Our Souls was engaging, convincing and sophisticated film making. Schools are still a place where LGBT+ kids can suffer, and this clearly shows the positive impact talking about it can have. A moving, important film.” We hope that you enjoy this production too. 

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 11:57

Wind Rush Generation(s) Student Performance

Aberconwy Events invites you to come and watch our latest student performance – Wind Rush Generations(s).

Wind Rush Generations(s) is a poetic exploration of momentous events that take place on the land and shores of the British Isles. Some of these are historic, others are current and they are all are marked by trauma and injustice. It looks at the power and greed of Empire and the resilience and brilliance of pioneers - both noted and unsung. The story unfolds from the perspective of a group of quirky history students in their fresher week. It is punctuated with humour and underscored with hope.

There are three ticketed performances, all in our drama studio:

Wednesday 4th March from 12.20 - 13.10

Wednesday 4th March from 15.30 - 16.30

Thursday 5th March from 18.00 - 19.00

Click here to purchase tickets. Adults £5.00. Students and concessions £3.00.

Thursday, 19 December 2019 12:00

Gathering The Stories at Clwb Yr Efail

Our Gathering the Stories journey continues...The short film which students have produced alongside Davies Community Films was premiered at Clwb Yr Efail in Conwy. Students also showcased some of their own film work.

A lovely afternoon for everyone involved.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:25

Seven New Millionaire Readers

Seven students from Year 7 have already become Millionaire Readers, each having read over 1,000,000 words this term!

They join Iori Yates and Taban French from year 8 who have also become Millionaire Readers once again.

Fantastic reading everyone – well done!.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 16:55

We wish you a Happy Christmas

We wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a well-deserved rest!

We're looking forward to welcoming students back to school for the start of the Spring Term on Tuesday 7th January.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 16:51

Interviewing Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias

Connor Parry, a student in year 11, met up with chef Bryn Williams last week at his restaurant in Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay. 

He contacted Bryn to ask if he would be willing to be interviewed by him, which Bryn was happy to do. Connor has chosen to speak about Bryn’s life and career – he grew up in North Wales - as a part of his Individual Presentation controlled assessment for his GCSE Welsh first language. Well done Connor and thank you to Bryn! 

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 16:27

Christmas Jumpers

Thank you to all our students and parents for their support for our Christmas jumper day.
We are proud to announce that we raised £150 for Save The Children and collected over 30 bags of donations to Conwy Food Bank.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 09:00

Our Carol Service in St Mary's Church Conwy

We all thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas carol concert last night in St Mary’s Church, Conwy.

The music and singing were wonderful. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Monday, 16 December 2019 16:09

Plant A Tree Day

As part of 'Plant A Tree Day', we have been planting trees donated by the Woodland Trust on school grounds.

Students from Y Ganolfan Inclusion Centre & from Gardening Club have planted hazel trees that will give us hazelnuts & wood poles. We then had a campfire to celebrate!

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