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Surge in extra-curricular sports at top 5 school could lead to fall in absenteeism

A SECONDARY school has experienced a surge in pupils taking part in extra-curricular sport. Learners at Ysgol Eirias in Colwyn Bay have engaged with football, rugby, basketball, dodgeball, badminton, hockey, volleyball, netball, and gymnastics sessions more than 5,000 times since…

Number 4 high school in Wales attracting sixth formers ahead of ‘opportunities event’

A SECONDARY school ranked in the top five in Wales is attracting students from across the region to its award-winning sixth form. Ysgol Eirias in Colwyn Bay is preparing for an ‘Opportunities Evening Event’ that will showcase its post-16 offering and academic support. The school – listed fourth in Wales…

Top 5 high school continues conservation work by planting thousands of flowers in community

A SECONDARY school promoting conservation in its community planted thousands of flowers and plants as part of a sustainability project. Following their incredible efforts in collecting more than 12,000 pieces of litter from beaches and parks during the summer, pupils…

School receives illustrious family award for helping parents improve the lives of their children

YSGOL EIRIAS has been lauded for its work in helping parents and carers improve the lives of their children.  The Colwyn Bay secondary school is one of just a handful in North Wales to receive the Investors in Families Bronze Award. The quality…

North Wales school among most proactive in country for inclusion and diversity

A COLWYN BAY school is one of the most proactive in Wales for inclusion and diversity. Ysgol Eirias has implemented plans and held educational sessions and workshops throughout the academic year, focused on engaging pupils, working closely with community organisations…

New health complex lifts spirits of young footballers with sponsorship deal

THE team behind a much-anticipated new health, exercise and wellbeing complex have shown their support for a community football club. LVL5 Gyms Ltd is the new sponsor of Llysfaen Knights junior soccer squad. Led by manager Colin Archer, the under-14s…

School DofE figures surge in tandem with record-breaking year for youth organisation

THE number of children signing up to the Duke Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award at a leading school has risen in tandem with national figures. Ysgol Eirias in Colwyn Bay has enjoyed a surge in pupils beginning the youth scheme over the…

Risque greetings card company to open new HQ and printworks after pandemic sales surge

A POPULAR greeting cards company is celebrating expansion plans after a pandemic business boom. Based in Colwyn Bay, Lima Lima was launched by Carly and James Brands in 2015 and got off to a flying start, producing and selling daring…

Top 10 school unveils programmes to support mental and physical health of pupils post-pandemic

ONE of the top 10 high-performing schools in Wales unveiled a series of programmes designed to support the physical and mental health of pupils following the unprecedented challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. For the majority of children, 2022/23 is the…

Glowing inspection for Welsh school as headteacher says goodbye after 25 years

PUPILS and staff at Ysgol Eirias are celebrating a glowing Estyn inspection as they prepare to say goodbye to their popular headteacher. Sarah Sutton this week announced she will step down from the role after six years, and 25 years…