Builth Bulletin 28


This week started with our first Celebration of Achievement Assembly for the 2017 – 2018 school year.


General Announcements


Sixth Form

We are delighted to announce our Head Girl and Boy, their Deputies and the Senior Prefects for 2017-2018.

Elin Davies

Sally Ann Bevan

Callum Hill

Toby Royds

Angharad Bradley

Ruby Garner

Head Girl    

Deputy Head Girl

Head Boy  

Deputy Head Boy  

Senior Prefects  



New staff

We are delighted to introduce our newest member of staff, Ms Rachel Morgan who has joined the school as Behaviour Support Officer, working with the Senior Team and the Progress and Well-being Managers to support pupils and help to ensure that they are equipped for learning.


Pupil Success


Sports Results

Hockey and Netball

The Year 9 Netball 'A' team played against Crickhowell and won 30-6

The Year 11 Hockey team played against Crickhowell and won 1-0

In the Under-13 County Netball, team 1 won all their games and team 2 won most of their games.


South Powys Schools Under-13 Girls Football Squad.

Congratulations to Izzie Powell, Mali Ennis – Mason, Cadi Ennis – Mason and Cerys Pugh for being selected for the South Powys Schools Under 13 Girls Football Squad.

Congratulations to Heidi Morris, Kirsten Tabberer, Lucy Jackson and Lucy Brown for being selected for the Under 15 Girls squad.

The girls will be training every Monday night at Brecon Leisure Centre. We look forward to hear how they progress with their future training and games over the football season.


Brecon Athletics Club

Kyle Davies has had a very successful summer breaking records and representing Wales. He has recently been recognised at Brecon Athletics Club Annual Presentation Evening for the following:

  • Team Support Award
  • Team Manager Award
  • Recognition of Welsh Honours Award
  • The Colin Jackson Cup for Junior Athlete of the Year


National Tug of war competitions

Year 13 student Ffion Bufton Matthews competes in National Tug of war competitions. Her team recently came 1st in the UK championships and 2nd in the world championship in South Port.


British Autograss

Gethin Lewis has won his club and league championship and taken part in his first British Autograss Final where he came 4th. Gethin is also currently placed 5th highest point scorer in the league.


Llanwrtyd Annual Eisteddfod

Llanwrtyd Annual Eisteddfod was held on Saturday 23rd September. Gwen Rees was second in the under 15 Piano solo. Ellie Hulin-Taylor came first and Lucy Thomas came second in the Bible Reading competition. Ellie Hulin-Taylor and Libby Walker won the instrumental duet competition.  Ellie Hulin Taylor also came third in the Solo while Maisy Wilcocks in year 7 came second in the instrumental solo.  There are many local Eisteddfods being held over the coming months, with some of the competitions having significant financial prizes. The next one will be held this coming Saturday at Troedrhiwdalar. 


National YFC

Cerys Fairclough recently represented Radnor YFC in the National YFC competitions show in Malvern in a cookery competition. The team achieved 7th place out of 40 teams.  Well done Cerys, and excellent achievement.


Eiffel Tower challenge

We would like to congratulate Euan Blythin, Sarah Nicholas, Rhiannon Bradley, Cerys Pugh and Rachel Morgan for completing their Eiffel Tower challenge. Thanks to the French department for organising the activities which take place in and out of French lessons.



Last weekend Maisie McPartlin went to Edinburgh to represent Wales in Karate. She is already the Welsh Champion!



Well done to Lucy Jackson, a member of Irfon Judo Club who joined sensei (Coach) Richard Jones at Clyro Primary School last Thursday.

Clyro Primary School were so pleased to have Lucy with them to help Richard and it was great for the children, especially the girls. They were very impressed with the manner in which she conducted herself: she was tremendous with the children, very polite and mature in the staff room and had a great sense of humour! She was very passionate about the sport and was a great role model for the children, inspiring many of them.



Congratulations to Kieron Heatlie who has been selected for the Under-14 Welsh Basketball team. This is a huge accomplishment and demonstrates enormous commitment as he has to travel down to Port Talbot every weekend to train plus he has to complete an extensive fitness regime during the week. Well done Kieron.


Music Success

Congratulations to the following pupils for their recent music success:

  • Eve Stewart Brown – passing her Grade 4 Piano exam with a merit
  • Carys Wheeler – passing her Grade 3 piano exam with a merit
  • Isabelle Frewin - passing her Grade 7 piano exam with a merit
  • Eleri Davies - passing her Grade 5 piano exam with a distinction
  • Ffion Wright –for passing her Grade 5 Violin exam


Congratulations to Elin Bolland who has worked with Jess and Mike at Malt Barn Recordings recording three of her compositions.

The first is 'Forevermore', which she wrote 18 months ago but has changed. The second is 'Doll' which is based on the character of Annabelle, an anorexic, in 'Twelve' (a TV series that she, her sister and friends filmed a pilot of this summer). The third is 'Mark's Song' which may also be used in the pilot. She wanted a more rock sound so asked Jess to sing it and to play bass.

Well done Elin.



'Diwrnod Shwmae Su'mae'

On Friday 13th students and staff joined the Welsh department at a Coffee Morning to celebrate 'Diwrnod Shwmae Su'mae' (which is actually on Sunday 15th October)

This was a great opportunity for Staff and Sixth formers to come together and celebrate the ability to speak Welsh while raising money for the Urdd Eisteddfod 2018 in the process.


Forthcoming Events


Following on from the success of Into the Woods, Builth Wells High School presents its next BIG hit.

Welcome to the 60’s where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams. You Can’t Stop the Beat as she sets out to dance her way onto national TV with The Nicest Kids in Town. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Tickets are on sale now http://www.wyeside.co.uk/events/1790/hairspray

Thursday 7th December:    7:30pm           Market Theatre

Friday 8th December:         7:30pm           Market Theatre

Saturday 9th December:     7:30pm           Market Theatre


Dates for the diary

Year 13 Mock Interviews – Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October

America Exchange – departs 26th October

Year 5 and 6 Open Evening for New Mid-Powys Secondary School (Builth Wells High School) - Thursday 26th October 16.30 – 18.30

School Council Meeting – Friday 27th October

Half Term Holiday – Monday 30 October – Friday 3rd November – students return to school on Monday 6th November