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...

Llanerch campaigners optimistic for Village Green status

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Llanerch field as a village green say they are optimistic that they have done enough to convince the decision makers that the field should be given village green status rather than be used to house a new school.

Local people attended the inquiry, which took place over four days at the Llanelli Town Hall.

The panel heard how important the field was to people young and old and how much it had been used over the last half century.

Campaigner Sharon Burdess...

Students present MP with interior design ideas for Llanelli’s Railway Goods Shed

STUDENTS from South Wales University have made a presentation on their ideas and designs to the trustees of the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed.

The second year interior design degree students made the presentation on Friday (Apr 20) at Paddock Street Hall. Also in attendance was Nia Griffith MP.

The students have been gathering ideas based on the suggestions from the community during the consultation process.

They took away the ideas and began research looking at ways of retaining the...

New Ysgol Pen Rhos School opens

TODAY, Wednesday (April 18) marks the opening of the new Ysgol Pen Rhos School in Llanelli.

The school will serve 420 pupils plus 60 nursery places and will also help to provide more bilingual primary education in an area where there is increasing demand.

Sean Rees, Llanelli Town Councillor for the Glanymor Ward said"The new Ysgol Pen Rhos is a fantastic new state-of-the-art facility in Seaside.

"I'm very pleased to see this significant...

Concerns over lack of Welsh Language courses at Carmarthen’s Trinity St David campus

A Welsh Language campaigner is claiming that the University of Wales Trinity St David  has not honoured its commitments 'allegedly' made as part of the bid to secure a platform from education into the media sector with the opening of Yr Egin for S4C later this year.

The campaigner who did not wish to be named said that they were concerned that there were no Welsh language media / performance related courses running (or scheduled to run) in Carmarthen despite the scheduled opening of Yr...