• Year 7,10 and 11 Annual Reports



 Year 7,10 and 11 Annual Reports

 now available

 Link For EIG

Link For Lost/New Password/Username



Headteachers welcome


Leadership Group Articles2



p3 sgn2


Wednesday, 09 May 2018 13:19

Sixth Form Political Debate Featured

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Year 13 students took part in a political debate with local representatives from 3 of the main parties in Wales today as part of an initiative to encourage more young adults to engage with the democratic process. 

Students were provided with presentations from Cllr Louise Emery (Welsh Conservatives), Cllr Aaron Wynn (Plaid Cymru) and Dominic Casoria (Youth Officer for the Welsh Labour Party in Clwyd West). 

They also had the opportunity to forward questions on issues they feel are important including: whether the voting age should be reduced to 16 for all elections in the UK and Wales; should tuition fees be scrapped and university made free for all; should there be another public vote on Brexit to allow more young people to have their say. 

Students were able to engage in a lively debate in which they had the opportunity to listen to and consider a range of different views.

Our thanks go to our 3 guests for generously giving up their time to support this event. Also to the students for their involvement and for providing a variety of stimulating and thought provoking questions. 

Read 242 times

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Related items

  • Sixth Form Induction Day

    Students wishing to return to the Sixth Form in September should attend the Sixth Form Induction Day on Wednesday 27 June 2018.  Registration starts at 08:45 and the day finishes at 3pm.  Uniform is not required but smart casual dress is expected.

    Sixth Form Induction day gives students a taste of life in the Sixth Form, the opportunity to sample subject lessons and allows them to confirm their subject choices with Sixth Form staff.  If a student intends to return to the Sixth Form but is unable to attend the Induction Day please contact Mr Gavin, Head of Sixth Form. 

  • Bristol University Open Day for Sixth Form students

    11 students from the Seren group are visiting the University of Bristol today to attend an Open Day & help them firm up their plans for university

    Meanwhile 36 Eirias students are attending a UCAS Exhibition at Bangor University At which they will have the chance to talk to tutors form over 50 universities and other institutions 

    Bristol open day2.jpg.pngBristol open day.jpg

  • Sixth Form Senior Team

    We are proud to announce the Sixth Form Senior Team for the coming year.

    The senior team lead the 6th form prefects and collate prefect attendance.

    They represent the school at a wide variety of events, including Open Evening, Opportunities Evening, open Mornings, Interviews, Carol Service, Guest visitors etc. 

    They also organise a range of fund raising and charitable events e.g. Children in Need, Comic Relief, Cake Sales, Christmas Quiz, Teddy Bear’s Picnic for new Year 7 students.

  • Holocaust Memorial Events

    Ysgol Eirias students have participated in a range of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day this week.  Over 60 Year 12 and Year 13 were privileged to listen to a talk from Holocaust survivor, Dr Martin Stern. 

    Meanwhile, 13 students, Holly Hughes and Phoebe Hopkins, were able to share their own experiences of a visit to Auschwitz concentration camp, in their role as Ambassadors for the 'Lessons from Auschwitz' project, organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

    Over 60 Year 12 and Year 13 History and French students made the short journey to Ysgol Bryn Elian, to listen to a powerful talk by Dr Martin Stern.  Dr Stern, whose family are Jewish and originally based in Berlin, moved with his family to Amsterdam during World War II, and at the age of 5, was arrested by the Nazi authorities and taken with his younger sister to a concentration camp in Holland. 

    Transported in cattle trucks to the Theresienstadt camp in modern day Czech Republic, Dr Stern's story is highly atypical in that he and his sister were able to avoid transportation to the death camps, in large part due to the protection of a Mrs de Jong who managed to keep them in Theresienstadt.  Dr Stern and his sister later moved to England where he worked for many years as a medical doctor, specialising in allergies.

    As can be imagined, this was a very powerful and moving talk for all involved and underlined the importance of learning about this particular aspect of History.  We hope that lessons can be learned to try and prevent similar tragedies from occurring and to be alert to other instances of genocide when they occur.

    Holly and Phoebe spoke at an earlier Holocaust Memorial event, on Sunday 21st January, also organised by the Llandudno Holocaust Memorial Committee. 

    They recounted their experiences of meeting another holocaust survivor, Eva Clarke, who remarkably was born inside a concentration camp and survived the end of the war.  Holly and Phoebe also shared their experience of a visit to Auschwitz with the HET in which they encountered both the scale of the atrocities but also the personal stories of those involved.  They both felt that it was important to pass on their experiences to other students and the wider community.

    Our thanks go to Roy Thurley and Sharn Ashbridge of the Llandudno Holocaust Memorial Committee for helping to organise and co-ordinate these events and also to our colleagues at Ysgol Bryn Elian for accommodating the talk from Dr Stern.


Login to post comments