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Ysgol Clywedog in partnership with the Wrexham Music Co-operative

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Wrexham Music Co-operative is a not-for-profit organisation providing quality music tuition in the Wrexham area. The Co-operative is run by the teachers for the benefit of all students in Wrexham county and is managed by Heather Powell and an experienced administration team. They provide tuition on a wide range of instruments and voice, aiming to develop each pupil’s musical potential according to their individual needs and aspirations. We are offering a fresh approach to music provision throughout the county and are part of a growing group of music co-operatives in North Wales.

Lessons are now available at Ysgol Clywedog. Please see Mrs Snaith for more information.

Clywedog Music Lessons

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New drive to improve in-school mental health support for North Wales pupils

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Pupils in two North Wales counties are to be given earlier in-school mental health support as part of an innovative programme aimed at preventing more serious problems from occurring later in life.

The In-Reach to Schools programme, which will be run at Ysgol Clywedog, will see dedicated Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) practitioners from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board work directly with school staff in Wrexham and Denbighshire to strengthen the specialist support teachers, children and young people receive.

Practitioners will provide teachers with training, help and advice, ensuring pupils experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, and self-harm or conduct disorders receive early help in schools from suitably trained staff, preventing more serious problems occurring later in life.

The two year pilot programme, which is also being delivered in Ceredigion and South East Wales, is part of a £1.4m Welsh Government investment to strengthen the support from specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to schools. The pilot programme will cover year 6 pupils upwards across all schools in Denbighshire and Wrexham.

It forms part of wider multi-agency efforts to support the emotional wellbeing of children and young adults amid a steep rise in referrals to CAMHS services across Wales.

The In-Reach programme will cover year 6 pupils upwards across all schools in Denbighshire and Wrexham and see teachers trained in ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ to ensure they are able to react appropriately to pupils who are experiencing mental health problems.

In addition, schools will be supported to develop mental wellbeing strategies aimed at teachers, pupils and families which use the Five Ways to Wellbeing as a foundation.

Research shows that focusing on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, which encourage people to connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give, can boost personal wellbeing.

Andrew Gralton, Assistant Director for Children’s Services at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said:

“This is a great opportunity for the health and school systems to work together to ensure that we can improve the experience and knowledge on all sides, the child and young person, the school team and the health board.”


Source: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

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Year 6 STEM Stars

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On Friday 28th September,  Ysgol Clywedog hosted its first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) day for the local primary schools.  200 year 6 students from Minera, Bwlchgywn, Victoria School, St Giles and Gwenfro joined staff and students at Clywedog and experienced a full day of hands on STEM activities.  Some students made bath bombs and designed the packaging while others looked at the microscopic world around them using the microscopes.  Students engaged in maths problems and designed the fastest boat.  ICT was used to create videos.  They were able to travel inside the virtual human body and out to visit Jupiter using the Google Goggles and Google Expeditions.  We were joined by Graham Perrin from the Institute of Physics who taught the pupils all about sound.  They also experienced designing electric cars and competing against each other.

The students enjoyed the day and picked up lots of ideas about how STEM is used in our daily lives and what careers are available.

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Defibrillator on site at Ysgol Clyewedog

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With thanks to the generosity of our fantastic staff, parents and pupils, we have  fundraised and purchased a defibrillator to house on site.

Ysgol Clywedog held a number of charity events raising funds towards the new defibrillator. It has now been installed on at the school for use at school and during the leisure centre hours in the evenings and weekends.

Headmaster, Matt Vickery says: “A big thank you to all the members of the local community who contributed to the fundraising. You never know when emergency medical equipment will need to be deployed – hopefully never. But having access to an on-site defibrillator will provide valuable time in the event it is needed, and could save a life.”

Defibrillation is a procedure used to treat life threatening conditions that affect the rhythm of the heart. The procedure involves the delivery of an electric shock to the heart to re-establish normal conduction of the heart’s electrical impulse.

The defibrillator is located in the reception of the leisure centre at the school and can be used without any training.



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