Year 11 and Year 12 students discovered all about a ‘life on the open seas’ during a talk from David Hewett of the Merchant Navy. David is now fully qualified as a merchant mariner through Chiltern Maritime Ltd and was able to pass on his experiences or working, training and gaining higher level qualifications through the merchant navy – everything from engineering work on deck to simulating a fire emergency situation.
Former Eirias student Ben Willingham returned to school this week with his guitar! Ben was joined by bandmates Daniel Clewlow, Alex Clewlow and Danny Waldron as part of Saint Loe, a “quartet of vocal harmony talent, and masterly musicians.”
This year Ysgol Eirias Mathematicians have enjoyed success in National Mathematics Competitions
In the Mathematical Education on Merseyside Challenge Students achieved notable awards including Best in School and in the UK Intermediate Challenge Ysgol Eirias Students Achieved Silver, Best in School and Best in Year certificates.
Well done to all!
Last week a group of 17 Year 11 and 12 MFL students had the opportunity to visit St Peter’s College Oxford to experience university life.
Two teams of Year 12 software engineers presented their work at the EESW Big Bang Fair at Venue Cymru this week.
On April 27th Year 11 Drama students will be performing a selection of scripted performances as preparation for their Unit 2 examination the next day. From Blood Brothers to Blue Remembered Hills there will be something to suit all audiences. Pupils have been preparing since January for their performance; as well as learning a difficult technical script, students have also directed and organised staging, lighting and sound.
Staff and 6th form students took part in a ‘Crazy Heads’ Day at Ysgol Eirias, raising £400 for Comic Relief.
On Tuesday 28th February some of the Year 12 and Year 13 Finance pupils went to London to visit the London Institute of Banking & Finance and take a walking tour of the London Square Mile. During the tour they visited some of the most famous financial buildings in the world including the Nat West Tower, The “Gherkin” and Lloyd’s of London.
Year 13 students had the chance to meet with Conwy County Councillors as part of an initiative to encourage political engagement amongst young adults. Students met with Cllr Ian Jenkins, (Plaid Cymru), Cllr Emily Owen (Wesh Labour) and also ex-student Adam Kealey who will be standing as a candidate in the next Council elections, representing the Welsh Conservatives. Other political parties were contacted but unable to attend this particular event.
Students from Year 11, 12 and 13 attended a careers seminar run by Construction Manager Richard Wynne and Quantity Surveyor Ben Cobley, an ex-eirias pupil. Both work for Wynne Construction who are a local construction business and delivered a session to the pupils designed to inform them about opportunities relating to the construction industry and answer any questions they had about potential careers in this area.