Intrepid explorers discover gold


During the summer a number of our Sixth Form students travelled to Scotland to complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The aim of the trip was to successfully navigate the difficult terrain on the Isle of Mull.

As part of the 80km expedition the pupils all climbed Ben More which is 966m above sea level. Despite the midges and the heat they all completed the task.

The team work and resilience shown by the pupils was truly inspirational.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award enables our pupils to hone and develop important lifelong and transferable skills and we are grateful for the invaluable support that Mrs Caroline Wilson and her team provides to our pupils.

It comes as no surprise that we have a record number of pupils completing their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

Students enjoy Oxbridge success


FOLLOWING their outstanding successes at A-level, Ysgol y Preseli's Class of 2018 will soon be travelling the length and breadth of the country to begin their university courses or their apprenticeships.

Thomas Rees (Head Boy 2018) and Hannah Matthews (Head Girl 2018) secured the grades required to study natural sciences and economics at Cambridge University.

Megan Matthews will be travelling to St Hugh’s College Oxford to study Engineering.

The school has a rich tradition of successfully preparing pupils for the challenge of accessing and flourishing at the UK’s top Universities.

We wish all of our past pupils every success for the future.

Tess heading to Big Apple


It will be a case of getting a taste of the Big Apple for Tess Moran who has commenced her studies at Barnard College, University of Columbia.

Tess has managed to secure a full scholarship via the Sutton Trust/Fulbright Foundation to complete her university studies in the USA.

The school takes pride in the fact that from the thousands that applied Tess is one of only 72 students in the UK that managed to gain a full scholarship.

We look forward to hearing about her learning experiences at one of America’s elite universities.

Athletes dream of Olympics


TOM Renny and Ashleigh Barnikel continue to make their mark in their respective fields.

During June and July, Tom travelled to Germany to train with the British Sailing squad.

During the visit he was given an opportunity to be mentored by some of the UK’s most elite sailing coaches.

Tom’s ultimate aim is to compete in the Olympics in the future.

Ashleigh Barnikel continues to rise through the ranks in British judo circles.

She dedicates hours on a weekly basis to train and compete.

She regularly brings back gold medals from national competitions.

At Ysgol y Preseli we all celebrated when she was informed recently that she had been selected for the British Judo squad.

Ashleigh also aspires to compete at the highest level at the Commonwealth or Olympic Games and we are confident that both Tom and Ashleigh will achieve their goals.

Cydweithio Llwyddiannus

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MAE Ysgol y Preseli yn ymfalchio yn y berthynas waith lwyddiannus sy’n bodoli rhyngom â Chanolfan y Porth sef lloeren Ysgol Portfield, Hwlffordd.

Llongyfarchiadau i Bryan Griffiths o’r Porth ar ei ganlyniadau TGAU dros yr haf yn Celf a Dylunio a Thechnoleg a dymunwn bob llwyddiant iddo yn y cwrs Safon Uwch Gyfrannol Ffotograffiaeth a Chelf.

Camp arbennig!

YSGOL y Preseli’s inclusive ethos was highlighted as a strength by Estyn inspectors in our

last inspection.

The successful working relationship between the school and Canolfan y Porth (satellite of Portfield School, Haverfordwest) resulted in Bryan Griffiths of the Porth attaining a GCSE in art

and design and technology last summer.

We congratulate Bryan on his success and wish him well as he continues his studies in the sixth form studying photography and art AS-level.