Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Big Celebrations To Mark Ysgol Tremeirchion’s 150th Birthday

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

A host of celebration events are due to take place next week to mark a special milestone in the history of a Vale of Clwyd school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ysgol Tremeirchion is celebrating its 150th birthday during the week June 20-24, with a wide range of activities planned, involving current and past pupils, as well as the local community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The school currently has 60 pupils on the register, with records dating back to 1990 showing that 936 children had received an education at the school over the years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During the celebration week, present pupils will be carrying out some research into the school’s history which will be captured in a celebration booklet. There will also be a panel question and answer session with guests about their experiences of the school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On Tuesday, 21 June, Key Stage 2 (7-11 year old) pupils will be taking part in an arts workshop at Ruthin Craft Centre; this will be followed on Wednesday morning with a church service. On Thursday and Friday, children will be given an opportunity to step back in time and attend school dressed in Victorian age costumes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A local group have also been collecting photographs and documents to display in an exhibition on Friday 24th June. There will also be a Tremeirchion children’s talent show and this will be followed by a celebration tea party with ex-pupils and the local community in the afternoon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The week’s celebrations will be completed in the evening with a BBQ on the School field. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Headteacher Gethin Jones, said: “We are delighted to have reached the 150th birthday and there will be plenty of activity and excitement at the school as we celebrate this very important milestone in the school’s history. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We want this to be a community celebration and we have planned a number of the events to allow residents of the area to come and join in the fun. This will also be a great opportunity for our current pupils to dig into the past, to learn more about the school over the years and produce a celebration booklet that can be used by future generations at Tremeirchion”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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