Following a tough and rigorous application process, three Ysgol Aberconwy students were chosen to receive the prestigious Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Schools Award. On Friday 12th April, Jean Bryson presented students Nina Rowlands (Year 9), Edward Griffith (Year 10) and Geneva Henson (Year 10) with their awards, after they successfully passed a formal interview, which took place in February 2019.
The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales was set up to promote education, arts, science and technology and through their awards, they’re able to develop the talents of young people throughout Wales. Jean Bryson explained, “We would normally choose two students to win the award however, due to the extremely high standard of applications this year, we decided to award three students. It is my pleasure in presenting these students with their awards, not only will this help with their current education but it also sets them on the right path for the future that lies ahead of them too.”
All students were presented with framed certificates and they were awarded a financial prize to support their ongoing educational needs. We caught up with each student to find out what they plan to spend the money they’ve been awarded on.
“I’m delighted to have been awarded £250 which I will be using towards the purchase of an Electro-Acoustic guitar. This purchase along with my ongoing vocal tuition will boost my confidence further, enabling me to feel more comfortable when performing to different audiences.” Stated Edward.
Meanwhile Nina told us she plans to use the money towards buying a new laptop, “I’m over the moon to have been chosen to receive £125 which I will use to buy my very own laptop. By having my own laptop, it means I can cut down on the number of books I carry and it will also allow me to link to my school account, where I can finish school work at home, as I’ll have full access to Office 365.”
Geneva added, “I’m really grateful to have received £125 which I will be using on a private tutor for maths to help me improve my grades further and give me more confidence in the subject too!”
Following the presentation of the awards Mr Ian Gerrard, Headteacher stated, “I’m delighted we’ve been awarded not two but three prizes this year, to students who have demonstrated their hard working and conscientious approach to their studies. As always it’s an absolute pleasure working with Jean and the Guild and we’re extremely grateful for the opportunity they’ve given to our students.”