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...

Over 1,000 pupils receive crucial road safety training

MORE than 1,000 schoolchildren in Carmarthenshire have been learning about road-side safety in a bid by the local authority to save lives.

In the last year the pupils have been shown how to spot safe places to cross roads and improve their skills to become safer pedestrians during a 12-week training session.

The Kerbcraft training scheme is delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council’s road safety unit,...

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...

Council freeze school meal prices

SCHOOL meals will remain at £2.50 for the next year, Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board has confirmed.

Executive board members have agreed the freeze on price during Monday’s meeting.

It had been approved during the 2018/19 budget that the meals be increased by 10p to £2.60, but Cllr Glynog Davies, executive board member for education,...

Dyfed Primary Schools Cross Country Championship attracts the crowds

DYFED primary school pupils and spectators once again turned out in their numbers on Thursday evening (Mar 15) at one of the most popular sporting events currently being held in Dyfed and West Wales in front of a packed house in Nantyci.

A total of over 1,400 runners from 75 Dyfed primary schools competed in the annual cross country championships at the United Counties Showground in Carmarthen, now in its 31st year organised by Hedydd Davies.

The first race began at...

Meithrinfa Parc y Tywyn ar gyfer plant tair oed

BYDD plant yn ardal Porth Tywyn bellach yn derbyn addysg Gymraeg o dair oed yn dilyn penderfyniad gan Fwrdd Gweithredol Cyngor Sir Caerfyrddin.

Bydd darpariaeth feithrin blynyddoedd cynnar ran amser ar gael yn Ysgol Parc y Tywyn yn y dref ar gyfer disgyblion sy'n dair oed. Hyd yn hyn, mae'r ysgol dim ond wedi derbyn disgyblion sy'n bedair oed a hŷn.


Llanelli school through to BBC choir competition semi-finals

YSGOL y Strade in Llanelli has reached the semi-finals of the BBC Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year competition 2018.

The competition takes place on Sunday, March 4 in Bangor.

Ysgol y Strade is the only choir from Wales to reach the semi-finals in the senior category.

The choir will be competing against four other choirs – the top three will then go through to the finals, which...

AM concern over possible end to school milk for children

PLAID Cymru’s Simon Thomas has voiced his concerns that we could see the end of school milk for children after Brexit.

A briefing note by School and Nursery Milk Alliance has highlighted following the vote to leave the European Union school milk could cease.

The EU School, Fruit, Vegetables and Milk Scheme is a EU aid scheme administrated by the...

Chooselife responds to petition for them to be moved

A PETITION calling for the relocation of a drug rehabilitation charity in Llanelli has been presented to the county council.

178 signatures were collected in support of the petition which called on the council to relocate Chooselife to alternative accommodation away from its present base at Copperworks Road in Llanelli.

Petitioners said they were concerned at the proximity of the charity to a new primary school being built in the area.

Presented by Vanessa March, chair of the...

Young people in Carmarthenshire launch mental health campaign

OVER 100 young people aged 11-25 from schools, colleges and youth projects across Carmarthenshire attended this year’s Youth Conference.

Entitled ‘It’s A Bad Day, Not A Bad Life’, the theme was the Mental Health of Young People.

Organised in partnership by Carmarthenshire Youth Council and Carmarthenshire County Council’s Participation and Children’s Rights Team, it was held in Parc y Scarlets.