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Magic Light Productions

Students in year 7 Expressive Arts were recently joined by Magic Light Productions, who guided students through a wonderful…

Posted 22 February 2024
Cycling for Wales Again!

Congratulations to Sam in year 11 on being selected to represent Wales again as he re-joins the Welsh Cycling Team…

Posted 20 February 2024
Geography Students Bounce Below

Year 9 Geography students had a thrilling excursion to Zipworld’s Bounce Below as part of the Gravity Geography Programme…

Posted 19 February 2024
Business Language Champions

Fourteen teams from six different schools across Conwy, Gwynedd and Denbighshire took part in the Business Language Champions competition…

Posted 9 February 2024
Chinese Cooking

This week, our Year 10 GCSE Food students have been celebrating Chinese New Year by exploring Chinese cooking methods…

Posted 7 February 2024
Squad Selection for Jaxen

Congratulations to Jaxen who has been selected for the Football Association Wales (FAW) Regional Development Squad…

Posted 2 February 2024
Two New Murals

Ysgol Aberconwy has recently received two attractive new murals to adorn our corridors and inspire our students…

Posted 9 January 2024
Entertaining the Community

The Ysgol Aberconwy choir went out into the community on the Thursday and Friday before Christmas. They visited local care homes for the elderly as well as…

Posted 22 December 2023
Christmas Jumper Day

On Wednesday 20th December, staff and students were given the opportunity to wear Christmas jumpers in exchange for a donation to the Conwy Food Bank…

Posted 21 December 2023
Maddison is Victorious

Maddison, our year 11 equestrian star, along with her pony Hollyland Lion in Winter have just returned from the London International Horse Show victorious after winning…

Posted 20 December 2023
Guest Speakers for HSCCC

Over the last few weeks, year 10 Health and Social Care and Child Care students have benefited from talks given by two local organisations…

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Aberconwy House Art Workshop

Year 10 GCSE Art students were inspired by a workshop with artist Bethan Paige at Aberconwy House on Thursday 7th December…

Posted 15 December 2023
Sea Cadet Awards

Congratulations to all our students who were recognised at the recent Sea Cadets awards evening held on Thursday 14th December. Mr Gerrard was very proud to…

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Christmas Dinner

On Wednesday 13th December, students and staff enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner prepared and served by our festive Sodexo staff…

Posted 14 December 2023
Glastonbury Goes Global

Business Language Champions (BLC) hosted a business language event at Ysgol Aberconwy for year 9 language learners across North Wales…

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Performer of the Year

Congratulations to Finlay for winning the Performer of the Year award for his performance as Seymour in this…

Posted 12 December 2023
Toddler Activity Morning

Year 11 GCSE Health and Social Care and Childcare students ran an infant and toddler activity morning in St John’s Church…

Posted 11 December 2023
Little Shop of Horrors

Sixty students performed at two sell out shows in Theatr Colwyn on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November…

Posted 9 December 2023
German Christmas Markets

On December 1st, students from years 10 to 13 went on a trip to experience the German Christmas markets first-hand and to experience some German culture…

Posted 7 December 2023
Ysgol Aberconwy Christmas Tree

The Ysgol Aberconwy Christmas tree is on display this week at St Mary’s church, Conwy…

Posted 4 December 2023
Trip to Aria Film Studios

Welsh A Level students and Year 11 and 12 Media Film students went on a trip on December 1st to Aria Film Studios in Llangefni…

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Intergenerational Christmas

Year 11 GCSE HSCCC students organised and ran an intergenerational Christmas event for older adults in the Conwy Culture Centre…

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Film and Marketing Workshop

Our KS4 media, film, photography, and art students had the privilege of a workshop, led by Rhys Bebb from Screen Alliance Wales…

Posted 30 November 2023
Mussel Delivery

GCSE Food students at Ysgol Aberconwy really know their seafood – they’ve been preparing and cooking rope-grown mussels…

Posted 29 November 2023
Selected for Wales

Congratulations to Lacey and Amalie in year 10 on being selected to represent Wales in the U17 National Academy Netball squad…

Posted 20 November 2023
Children in Need

Students and staff have been super busy raising money for Children in Need. We’ve had a ‘Bake Off’ between staff and students…

Posted 17 November 2023
2023 North Wales Education Awards

Congratulations to Headteacher, Ian Gerrard and year 9 student Dylan Roberts on winning awards at the 2023 North Wales Education…

Posted 15 November 2023
Sixth Form Study in Spain

Sixth form students recently spent a fabulous fortnight in Marbella participating in a variety of internships…

Posted 13 November 2023
Remembering the Fallen

Students proudly support the Poppy appeal and represent the school at the cenotaph in Conwy…

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Nicole Wins Music Award

Congratulations to Nicole in year 11 for winning the Bob Mills Memorial Award presented…

Posted 10 November 2023
Shana is Selected for Wales

Congratulations to Shana in year 11 for being selected into the Cricket Wales girls U18/19 Winter training squad…

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Hamilton at the West End

A group of students and staff visited London to watch the West End hit musical, Hamilton! It was an…

Posted 8 November 2023
Mighty Mussels

Ysgol Aberconwy is 1 of 250 schools nationwide receiving a delivery of rope-grown mussels from Offshore Shellfish…

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Horse of the Year Show Success

Maddison, in year 11, recently competed at the Horse of the Year Show against 17 qualifiers from across the UK…

Posted 12 October 2023
Black History Month

Black History Month celebrations got off to a great start this week with assemblies from guest speaker Martha Botros…

Posted 5 October 2023
Silver for Sam

Year 11 student, Sam competed in the Welsh Track Cycling Championships last Saturday…

Posted 4 October 2023
BBC Bitesize

The BBC Bitesize tour came to Ysgol Aberconwy today with students in Years 7 – 10 attending…

Posted 27 September 2023
Glan-Llyn

A lovely few days were had at Glan-Llyn at the start of September by a number of our Year 7s. They went…

Posted 20 September 2023
Maddison has the Wildcard

Congratulations to year 11 student Maddison and her pony Hollyland Lion in Winter (aka Bertie) on being awarded…

Posted 19 September 2023
Cycling for Wales

Congratulations to Sam in year 11, on competing in his debut race for Team Wales last weekend…

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Honey Fair

Students from year 7 visited the Honey Fair in Conwy where they studied the history and the importance of the 700 year old Royal Charter fair..

Posted 18 September 2023
First Secondary School in North Wales to Gain Award!

Ysgol Aberconwy has been awarded the Siarter Iaith Uwchradd Bronze Award. The award was presented to Headteacher, Ian Gerrard and…

Posted 15 September 2023
Artwork for Llanfairfechan Train Station

Some year 7 students recently had the opportunity to design some artwork to highlight rail safety with Dime One graffiti artist…

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Year 9 Boys Football

Congratulations to the year 9 boys for a fantastic performance in the Conwy County Football Competition…

Posted 14 September 2023
Romeo & Juliet

A group of dedicated Year 9 and 10 students went to see a performance of Romeo and Juliet at Conwy Castle…

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Ysgol Aberconwy Celebrates Exam Success

There were celebrations all round at Ysgol Aberconwy this morning as students, yet again, celebrated another year of GCSE exam success…

Posted 24 August 2023
Aberconwy students celebrate outstanding successes! 

Aberconwy students are celebrating their outstanding A level successes this week with every student applying to university, gaining a place…

Posted 17 August 2023
Learning Chinese

In May this year, Ethan participated in the ‘Chinese Bridge’ Mandarin Speaking Competition…

Posted 20 July 2023
Crossing the Bridge

Congratulations to the Sixth Form Hwb for reaching halfway in the ‘Croesi’r Bont i Wobr Efydd’…

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Over £3500 Raised for Charity!

This year we have run our first ever FirstGive Charity Appeal with the whole of year 7….

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Sponsored Walk

Students and staff braved the pouring rain and went out into Conwy for the annual sponsored walk…

Posted 17 July 2023
First Aid

Students in the year 10 HSCCC class have completed an Introduction to First Aid Course run by St John’s Ambulance…

Posted 14 July 2023
Transition Week & Year 5 Day

We have enjoyed having the year 6 students who will join us next year for 4 days at the start of July… 

Posted 12 July 2023
German Teacher Award

Congratulations to our Head of International Languages, Jamie McAlister on being selected for a UK German Teacher Award…

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New Learning and Well-being Initiative

Ysgol Aberconwy has taken the decision to make the school a phone-free space from…

Posted 3 July 2023
Cricketing Champions

Last week the U15 girls cricket team from Ysgol Aberconwy became the North Wales Champions… 

Posted 30 June 2023
Sam is Cycling 1000 Miles

Wishing Sam in year 10 the all the best as he undertakes his 3rd Ultra Distance Cycling Event…

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Shakespeare in the Castle

A group of year 8 and 9 students recently attended an outdoor performance of ‘Twelfth Night’ at Conwy Castle…

Posted 27 June 2023
Windrush Day

To celebrate Windrush Day, pupils in Year 7 attended a Speakers for Schools webinar with Geoff Thompson MBE, who…

Posted 22 June 2023
Representing Wales at Karate Championships

Year 8 student, Macie was selected to represent Wales again at the World and European…

Posted 26 May 2023
Crossing the Bridge

Congratulations to the RE Department for reaching halfway in the ‘Croesi’r Bont i Wobr Efydd’…

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U15 Cricket Success

Congratulations to our U15 girls cricket team on their recent success in a tournament at Bangor Cricket Club…

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Reunion Island Visit

Staff and students from a a high school in Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean recently came to visit…

Posted 24 May 2023
Eco Awards for Year 7

Congratulations to all the Year 7 pupils who have recently completed the John Muir Environmental Award…

Posted 23 May 2023
Ty Aberconwy

Year 9 students spent Saturday afternoon volunteering In Ty Aberconwy…

Posted 16 May 2023
Welsh Powerlifting Record Breaker

Congratulations to Head Student Libby, who recently competed in the British Junior and Sub Junior National Championships…

Posted 12 May 2023
Future Voters

The Youth Engagement Officer for the Welsh Parliament very kindly took time to quiz and teach our Year 13 students about…

Posted 5 May 2023
Intergenerational Art

Seven year 11 students had a fantastic time at an intergenerational art activity run by the Conwy Well-being Team…

Posted 2 May 2023
Donating Blood

Sixth-Form students recently attended a presentation from Welsh Blood Service on the benefits of donating blood and bone marrow…

Posted 28 April 2023
Paws and Read

Yesterday we had a very special visitor to school. Blaidd is a reading therapy dog who visited to support…

Posted 27 April 2023
Notre voyage scolaire à Paris!

45 students and 5 members of staff made their journey by coach and ferry to Paris. Since this…

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A Whole School Approach to Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

Ysgol Aberconwy recently featured on television news and radio, sharing our outstanding work on…

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Welsh Signs

We are working on creating a Welsh ethos at school and increasing the amount of Welsh language that can…

Posted 25 April 2023
Lleisiau’r Carneddau (Carneddau Voices)

Ysgol Aberconwy students have been exhibiting their fantastic artwork in the Conwy Culture Centre in…

Posted 21 April 2023
Planting for the Planet

Students recently enjoyed an overnight stay at Bod Silin, where they earnt the John Muir Award…

Posted 27 March 2023
Innocent Creatures

Students performed Innocent Creatures this week. Leo Butler’s stark and disturbing play explores a future where robots…

Posted 23 March 2023
A Mural for Conwy Station

Students have once again joined Dime One graffiti artist to create a second train station mural…

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Conwy Eisteddfod Winner

Congratulations to Erin who has won the Girl’s Solo for year 7, 8 and 9 in the Conwy County Regional Urdd Eisteddfod…

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Celebrating Pi Day

Year 7 maths students celebrated ‘Pi Day’ by learning about Anglesey born mathematician and teacher, William Jones…

Posted 20 March 2023
Skiing in Austria

Students from year 8 up to year 12, and 10 members of staff set off for Hopfgarten im Brixental in the Ski Welt region in Austria…

Posted 17 March 2023
A Trip to Pontio

Welsh (Second Language) A level students recently enjoyed a trip to Pontio in Bangor to see a new Welsh language film called Y Sŵn…

Posted 16 March 2023
Year 7 Eisteddfod

Tuesday, February 28th saw the return of our year 7 inter house school Eisteddfod. We saw a wide variety of competitions on stage…

Posted 7 March 2023
Welsh Weightlifting Champion!

Zach in year 7 has recently defended his U12 Welsh Weightlifting championship title, making him a two time Welsh champion…

Posted 2 March 2023
Celebrating Chinese New Year

Students enjoyed live Chinese New Year celebrations for the first time since 2019! During the…

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Exploring Creative Pathways

A group of students from year 9 spent the day in Abergele actively exploring creative pathways…

Posted 13 February 2023
Holocaust Survivor Shares his Story

Year 13 History students had the opportunity to listen to a talk from Henry Schachter, who is a first generation Holocaust survivor…

Posted 8 February 2023
Meeting Mererid

Year 7 Welsh first language students met with the Welsh poet, author and professor Mererid Hopwood…

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Siarter Iaith Poster Competition

Students competed to design the best poster promoting different types of Welsh phrases and messages for Siarter Iaith…

Posted 31 January 2023
Welsh Legends

Myrddin ap Dafydd, a Welsh writer, publisher and poet visited Ysgol Aberconwy to meet with our year 7 Welsh…

Posted 20 January 2023
A Christmas Celebration

Staff, students and their families joined together with the wider community to celebrate Christmas at St Mary’s Church…

Posted 21 December 2022
Christmas Dinner is Served

Students and staff wore Christmas jumpers and enjoyed a Christmas lunch…

Posted 15 December 2022
An Introduction to Play

Members of The Conwy Play Development Team recently visited the YR 10 GCSE Health and Social Care and Child Care class…

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Christmas Tree Festival

The Ysgol Aberconwy Christmas tree has been on display at St Mary’s church as part of…

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Festive Food, Fun and Games

Students recently volunteered to attend a Christmas gathering for older adults in Old Colwyn Methodist Church…

Posted 14 December 2022
Christmas Market Trip

Students enjoyed a trip to Birmingham, sampling the food and drink at the German Christmas Market…

Posted 12 December 2022
Saving Lives at Sea

Congratulations to Martha in Year 12, who has recently become the newest recruit to RNLI’s Conwy crew…

Posted 9 December 2022
Racing Tall Ships

Jessica, a year 11 student, recently competed in the Chief Constable’s Challenge which involved sailing a 72-foot-long tall ship…

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A Career in law?

Students from years 10 to 13 attended a careers presentation about law by…

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ITV Wales News Feature

ITV Wales recently visited Miss Grimward’s Year 12 Film Studies class to report on a project they have completed on antiracism…

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Speakers for Schools

Year 7 students recently enjoyed a talk from the Rt Hon David Hanson, Former Minister of State for…

Posted 7 December 2022
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