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News; 2022

January

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Titus's Dream One Step Closer

Titus’s dream of becoming a professional rugby player has moved a step closer as England selectors will be assessing his talents this past weekend.

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Spirituality Day

Spirituality day is a bridge that connects outdoor education with the Christian faith. The founding Headmaster of St David’s College’s John Mayor wanted to create an awareness for his pupils of a deep sense of spirituality.

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Last Tuesday, January 25, we held an internal training session organise by the British Dyslexia Association on the topic of a dyslexic friendly classroom. At St David's College we strive to use innovative techniques that facilitate learning and association of ideas for any of our students. We believe in people and the global set of their abilities, which is why helping students with dyslexia reaching their maximum potential is part of our DNA.

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Molly's Artistic Journey

St David’s College is renowned for discovering and nurturing the talent of our pupils and nowhere is this more evident than in the case of Old Davidean Molly O’Leary.

Molly left the school this summer after studying A’levels in fine art, geography and English literature.

She is now at Lancaster University studying fine art and is enjoying every minute of it.

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'Gold Standard'​ Outdoor Education

Following a period of rigorous inspection by the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC), The Outdoor Education Department at St David’s College has been issued with their prestigious ‘Gold Standard’, which represents the highest award for quality Outdoor Education provision and Outdoor Learning.

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February

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St David's students off to Uni.

St David’s College is delighted to report that most of our Sixth Form students who have applied to go to university have already been offered places.

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It’s Engineer’s Week from 20th – 26th Feb.

The week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

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Deanna Craven, a core of steel Netball Captain

The Captain of St David’s College Netball Team says she’s over the moon to be playing fixtures again across North Wales. For almost two years regular matches weren’t possible because of Covid regulations.

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Jess Kavanagh much more than a PE teacher

Jess Kavanagh is the embodiment of never giving up. Our 32-year-old PE teacher has endured ruptured ligaments, a punctured lung and broken ribs to play rugby for Wales Women’s National Rugby Team.

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Thomas heading to World Scout Jamboree

In Summer 2023, more than 50,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in South Korea for the World Scout Jamboree, and one of the lucky participants will be Year 10 pupil Thomas.

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National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (7-13th February) is a week-long celebration of apprenticeships.

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March

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ENTERPRISE WEEK 2022

BTEC Business Studies pupils Louis, Luke, Amelia, Elen, Esi, and Jasper wanted to do something a little different with the social enterprise element of their course and decided they’d like to raise money for a humanitarian crisis appeal.

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FOREST BATHING

Forest Bathing, most commonly known as “passing time in the woods” it is proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity.

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Head Girl’s Orchard – Sophie’s Legacy

A beautiful legacy is to be left by this year’s Head Girl in the form of a new fruit orchard that is to be established in the grounds close to the Battlements.

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St David’s Ski Trip Huge Success

St David’s College annual ski trip to the Italian resort of Ponte di Legno has been hailed a huge success, with 20 skiers from the school hitting the slopes during the half term break.

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WORLD POETRY DAY

Every 21st of March the World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity.

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RED NOSE DAY

Red Nose Day is one of the biggest charity events in the world. We are doing our part here at St David’s College.

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Happy Letter Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for maths enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about maths, and eat pie.

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Martin O'Leary, appointed as WJEC Principal Examiner

Congratulations to our Head of Design and Technology, Martin O’Leary who has recently been appointed as WJEC Principal Examiner for A Level Engineering.

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World Book Day

Today Thursday 3rd March 2022, we are celebrating the annual World Book Day. While Covid has brought many challenges, more people have turned to books and at St David’s College, we won’t let the moment pass without sharing our love of reading and creating a buzz around stories – fact or fiction.

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St David's Day 2022

Yesterday, March 01, we celebrate St David’s Day, patron saint of Wales and our schools name sake. Years 5 & 6 gathered this morning in the Minstrel Hall with the rest of the school joining us online via Teams due to Covid precautions. Our Chaplin Mr. Edward Gray opened the assembly taking us through what this day means and why we celebrate it.

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April

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Top of the Bench Competition

Our team of four composed of Thomas Barcley, James Taylor, Olivia Goodwin, and Will Greenhalgh were presented with the awards for winning the heats.

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Amelie Chandran selected for Welsh Badminton U15

St David’s College is hugely proud to announce that Amelie Chandran (year 8) has been selected to represent Wales in Badminton.

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Easter Revision Camp

St David’s College corridors were alive this Easter break as year 11 pupils took advantage of our dedicated Easter Revision Camp. This residential intensive support programme gave pupils the opportunity to stay over and focus on Maths, English, and Science in preparation for their upcoming exams this Summer.

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St David's with Eco Schools

Eco-Schools encourages young people to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it.

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Maria Makes a Difference

Having a cousin trapped in the middle of the conflict in Ukraine certainly brought the war too close for comfort for Maria in Year 11. Find out her full story.

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St David's Gibraltar Rugby Tour

Last week we saw our 1st XV Rugby Team head off on tour to Gibraltar. After the past few years we’ve really missed not being able to get away and the opportunity for our pupils to get back to our annual trips away has been at the forefront of our minds.

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STEM WEEK 2022

British Science Week is a nationwide event and there are lots of events and activities taking place around the UK, at St David’s we organised a raft of fun events to celebrate the different sciences.

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May

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Chester Zoo 2022

Our Years 5, 6, and 7 students visited Chester Zoo on Wednesday, 25th May.

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St David's College Canteen

St David’s College is rightly very proud of the exceptional quality of food served in the Dining Hall, and in the upcoming weeks a new menu is being introduced that will hopefully tickle the taste buds of our pupils and staff.

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Meet Jirina Mala

Before Jirina Mala decided St David’s College was the school for her, she had never even been to Wales...

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Expedition Season Begins

Outdoor Education is at the core of the St David’s College and with the good weather on the horizon, this weekend has seen the start of welcome return to the traditional summer expedition season at St David’s College.

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U13s Girls 7s Tournament

Today St David’s College played host to Rygbi 711 u13s Girls 7s Rugby Tournament. The tournament saw more than 100 girls from schools all over the area come together to compete for the St David’s College Cup.

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Expedition Season Begins

This weekend has seen the start of welcome return to the traditional summer expedition season at St David’s College.

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June

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Meet the Head Girl and Head Boy for 2022/23

St David’s would like to congratulate Harry Boyle and Erin Moore on becoming our new Head Boy and Head Girl! Choosing the new Head Boy and Head Girl is always an eagerly anticipated event at St David’s College, as it’s one of the biggest honours the school can bestow.

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Sports Day 2022

Yesterday we have enjoyed our first sports day back at Eirias Park since COVID19. It has the first sports day back in

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Biggest Classroom in Wales

The end of the year is here, and what could be more fitting than a special mention of our Geography Department at St David's College.

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1stXV Rugby Players Awards

Last Saturday, the 18th, we celebrated the 1stXV Rugby annual awards dinner at St David's, but with a twist: we treated ourselves to a hog roast at school.

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Pete Leavers

Last week we were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Pete Leavers, former Head of the Outdoor Education department. Our prayers continue to be with Pete family at this difficult time. Rev. Tim Hall took some time to reach out to some of the staff and pupils who worked with Pete and asked them for some of their memories.

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Canoe Expedition

Year 12 BTEC Outdoor Pupils, recently completed an overnight 'Canoe Expedition' as part of their course, and as a training expedition, ready for a longer one next October.

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Juniors Trip - Wake Boarding

Our Juniors took on the challenge of wakeboarding at Glasfryn Wake Parc this weekend. They all smashed it!

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St David's College Pupils Win National Business Award

St David’s College is very proud to reveal that three of our business pupils have won a national business award.

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St David's College one of the Best Dyslexia Schools

At St David’s College we strive to use innovative techniques that facilitate learning and association of ideas for any of our pupils.

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Bangor University comes to St David's College

Today Wednesday 8th of June our Year 12 pupils had the honour to receive the visit of Anna from Bangor University in the Mostyn Gallery.

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