Official opening of new Seaside ‘superschool’

AN official opening for Llanelli’s new £10.2million Ysgol Pen Rhos takes place this week.

The new school, in the Seaside area of the town, is one of Carmarthenshire County Council’s new ‘superschools’ with modern education and recreational facilities to cater not only for its 420 pupils, but also for the local community, which has been jointly funded under Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education...

100 new pupil spaces for Ysgol Gorslas

THE capacity of Gorslas Primary School will increase by more than 25 per cent to meet the demand for school places and Welsh language education in the area.

Carmarthenshire County Council is building a new school in the Gorslas community to replace the aging 1920s building pupils and staff currently occupy.

Now, following a decision at today’s full council (June 13, 2018), the new building will cater...

Part time nursery places now open for Ysgol Parc y Tywyn

PARENTS have until July 31st to apply for part time places at a new nursery class which opens in Ysgol Parc y Tywyn this September.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s full council has today (June 13) approved that part time nursery provision be introduced at the new Parc y Tywyn school building in Burry Port.

From September 4, part-time nursery provision will be provided at the school, which up until now has only...

Parents punished over children’s poor school attendance

FOUR sets of parents from Carmarthenshire have been punished over their children’s poor school attendance.

If a child of compulsory school age who is a registered pupil at a school fails to attend regularly, his or her parent is guilty of an offence.

The separate prosecutions, heard at Llanelli Magistrates Court, have been led by Carmarthenshire County Council.

The parents cannot be...

New school uniform grant for low income families

LOW income families in Carmarthenshire will be supported by the council to buy secondary school uniforms for their children.

Carmarthenshire County Council will pay £50 towards the cost of uniform under a new £15,000 scheme.

The council’s executive board passed the plans for the fund to support families in need at its meeting today (Monday, June 4, 2018).

It follows a...

Glan-Y-Môr on top of the world

IT was an experience not to forget as 100 year 6 pupils of the Glan-Y-Môr family climbed Pen-Y-Fan on Wednesday (May 23).

Pupils from Ysgol y Castell, Pembrey, Burry Port and Pwll took part in the climb and were lucky enough to have clear blue skies throughout the day.

Head of School John Jones said: "It was an amazing day and a brilliant learning experience for the one hundred pupils."

But they won't stop there, next year they have plans to travel to Snowdonia and climb...

New playground opens at Llyn Llech Owain

A NEW playground has opened at Llyn Llech Owain Country Park in Gorslas.

The play area, which has incorporated the theme of the legend of Llyn Llech Owain, is situated near the park’s entrance.

It’s already proving popular with pupils from Ysgol Gorslas, who were invited to be the first to try out the playground when it was officially opened on Friday, May 4.

With more than 40 play...

Opportunity for 100 people to take a step towards working with young children

MUDIAD Meithrin are inviting applications for a free course for Welsh speakers and confident Welsh learners who want to train to work with young children through the medium of Welsh.

The National Training Sceme run by Mudiad Meithrin will give 100 people the chance to train for a Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development in the workplace.

The Welsh-medium course runs from September 2018 until August 2019 with the closing date for applications being 1st of June this...

AM Welcomes NHS Bursary to continue in Wales 

THE Welsh Government has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019.

Gower Assembly Member Rebecca Evans AM has welcomed the announcement which means the full bursary package will continue to be available for those who commit in advance to work in Wales for up to two years post qualification.

The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and...

AM schooled in fire, sawing and bread-making by Pembrey children

LLANELLI'S Assembly Member, Lee Waters, has spent a morning with Year 5 Pupils at Pembrey School participating in their Forest School activities, and conceded that his sawing skills "need work."

Forest School was set up in February 2017.  Pupils designed the area themselves with Year 6 digging out the foundations, and every class since has taken part in the wide-ranging activities such as planting an orchard with trees donated from The Woodland Trust, as well as building a roundhouse, a...