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Ysgol Glan Clwyd

Crufts. Congratulations to Josh King 9R who recently won at Crufts. He beat over 1,400 entrants with his dog Biscuit to take the 'Scruffts' title for crossbreeds. Josh has become the youngest ever winner of one of the most popular awards at the prestigious Crufts show.
Rotary International. Youth Speaks. The following recently represented the school in a public speaking competition held by the Rotary. Osian Williams, Brannon Liston-Smith, Elin Evans, Erin Williams, Daniel Dain-Dodd, Matthew Yeomans. Congratulations!
Big Bang. Seven Yr 13 physics and engineering students (EESW) went to Birmingham to compete in the British final of the Big Bang. Although they were not succesful this year, they gained a worthwhile experience.
Year 12 students have also been to Llandudno to compete in the North Wales finals too.
Hockey tournament. Year 11, 12 and 13 girls who are members of the under 18 hockey team took part in the 'all Wales hockey tournament final' in Wrexham recently. They have in recent years been winners, and been in the last 8, but this year managed a good result in coming 3rd within their group.
Careers evening. On Thursday evening, February 16th, a careers event was held in the school. Various companies, colleges and Careers Wales attended and provided the students with information and advice on courses, training and work opportunities available. It was a succesful and informative evening.
Careers event in Llandrillo College. Year 9 students visited the Careers event organised by Coleg Llandrillo Menai. They were given information and advice by numerous companies to enable them to make decisions when choosing their options.
Justice in a Day. Around 40 year 8 students took part in this event in Prestatyn on March 14th. It gave them an insight into the Justice system as well as being given a drama presentation based on a true case, and then a follow up of the outcome of the case through a courtroom scenario.
Clwyd Young Farmers. Recently, some students have represented their local clubs in Public Speaking competitions and have been succesful in under 14, under 16, under 18 and under 21 sections. Congratulations!
By your side Mike Peters visited the school to raise awareness of his forthcoming fundraising walks to raise funds for his “By your side” campaign. He sang the song that he has composed as part of the appeal.

Hello! We are Team Egni, the year 9 robotics team from Glan Clwyd School in St Asaph. Over the past 7 months, we have been working hard to compete in the First Lego League international robotics competition. This is a worldwide event in which teams of children aged 9-16 undertake a variety of programming and robotics, design, business and teamwork challenges based on a different theme each year.
This year's theme is "Animal Allies". The teams are required to design, build and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot with EV3 to solve a series of missions based on the theme and designed by the First Lego League to make children think. In addition, teams must produce a project based upon an animal that helps us.
After doing extensive research into various different animals which help humans in different ways, we decided to build our project on a very small and underappreciated animal which we believe plays an incredibly important part in our day to day lives; Honeybees. As a team, we discussed what we could do to support honeybees, and to find out, we got in touch with multiple different bee farms and honey companies. Eventually, we decided that what honeybees need more than anything is more attention and recognition, thus we began to develop a mobile game aimed towards children and teenagers that is fun and exciting but also informs players of some of the threats honeybees face and how we can help them overcome said threats. We are currently working to get our game up and running on the Google Play Store.
To keep to our chosen subject, we decided to name our robot "Honeycomb".
We won our North Wales regional tournament in Llandudno on the 11th of January and as a result, we were awarded a place in the UK & Ireland finals in Bristol on the 26th of February. We worked very hard to improve our standard for the UK & Ireland final, and that hard work was rewarded as we won Judges' award for overall excellence! With this award came an invitation to compete in the First Lego League European Open Championships in Denmark! We are hoping that we can compete in Denmark and are in the process of working out the costs involved for flights, accommodation, and entrance fees for the championship. More news next time.

St David’s day celebrations.
St David’s day is an important day for the Welsh, and it’s a tradition here in Ysgol Glan Clwyd to have an Eisteddfod and to enjoy the day together. This year was very different. As we were not able to use the sports hall due to all the refurbishing work being carried out in some parts of the old school building – but this did not deter us from celebrating!
We were lucky enough to have Alys Williams and her band visit the school to entertain each year in turn. We were given the opportunity to ask a few questions – and the most obvious question asked was “What was the experience like appearing on ‘The Voice?’ and “Why did you choose Sir Tom Jones to be your mentor?” She happily answered all questions in a friendly manner.
In addition to having Alys Williams perform all day, students wore red for the day instead od the school uniform and money raised will go to Mike Peters’ appeal “By your side” and so far, over £750 has been raised.