Builth Bulletin 16


As a bitter February wind blew around school, we all froze last Thursday lunchtime when the garlic bread in our pop-up student-run café Caffi Carpe Diem set off the fire alarm!


General Announcements


School Categorisation

We are delighted to announce that under the national categorisation system, Builth Wells High School is now classed as 2C Amber. This is a significant improvement on the 2015 judgement of 4D Red and reflects the hard work of all staff and students.


Sixth Form Open Evening

On Thursday 9th February, we held our Sixth Form Open Evening. If you were not able to attend, please see Mr Powell for an information pack.



We are saying farewell to Miss Esyllt Morris this week who is leaving us to take up a new post at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd. We would like to thank her for her contribution to Builth Wells High School and to wish her every success in her new school. Pob lwc Miss Morris.


Cashless catering

Powys Catering would like to remind parents, pupils and staff to keep their ParentPay accounts topped up in order to purchase items from the Bwyty.


Pupil Success



On Wednesday 15th we travelled down to Swansea to play against Gowerton Comprehensive School in a Year 7 Football and a Year 8 Rugby fixture.

Year 7 Football - After a goalless 1st half, Gowerton edged out a 2 - 1 victory in a very even game in which a missed penalty was the difference.

Year 8 Rugby - After a fairly slow start and a strong defensive display, Builth started to gain control of what turned out to be an excellent game between two very strong sides. Midway through the 1st half, our forwards started to give us a platform and the elusive running of our outside backs started picking holes in the Gowerton defense scoring 3 of our 4 tries in the 1st half.

The Second half proved to be a tighter affair with both sides proving to be stubborn in defense. We scored our 4th try early on only to be pegged back by the relentless Gowerton attack which saw them break down our defense and score in the corner.


Year 7 Football

Gowerton 2 - 1 Builth

Goal scorer        Ciaran Price


Year 8 Rugby

Gowerton 5 - 24 Builth

Try Scorers - Aled Davies, Alecs Williams, Adam Powell and Ryan Hughes

Conversions - Alecs Williams



Peidiwch ag anghofio/Don’t forget:

Dyddiad cau Eisteddfod yr URDD 2017 - Closing date for the 2017 URDD Eisteddfod

Linc i gofrestru:


login - www.urdd4.org

Link to register:


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Cake Sale

Congratulations to Tegwen and Scarlett for organising a cake sale on the last day of term. They raised £145 towards hosting the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llanelwedd in 2018. Da iawn marched.


Eisteddfod 2017

We celebrated the end of term with a wonderful day of performance and competition in our school Eisteddod. You can see a full list of winners by following the Eisteddfod link on the Home page. Don’t forget that you can join us to enjoy some of the day’s highlights on March 1st in our Cawl a Chân.



On Thursday 16th February Builth Wells High School hosted a networking day for Heads of Geography. This was an opportunity to network and share resources for the new Geography GCSE specification. Caffi Carpe Diem students provided the catering for this event.



Last week was Brecknock YFC Drama Festival and around 60 pupils from BWHS took part (as well as about 30 past pupils) most appearing on the stage at least twice throughout the week.

Builth Wells YFC won the Junior Drama competition. Pupils involved were: Poppy Hughes, Sion Coyle, Iwan Coyle, Caitlin Price, Daisy Hardwick, Amelia Morgan, Daisy Lynch, Libby Walker and Sylvie Garner.

Pontfaen came second: Angharad Rees, Beth Phillips, Carys Rees, Cerys Pugh, Ella Phillips & Emmie Jones

Troedrhiwdalar YFC came third in the senior one plus section: Elin Davies, Morgan-Ellen Field, Ffion Williams, Katie Jones and our very own Miss Jones.

Elin Davies and Lucy Thomas both received a nomination for the best actress in the one plus section.

Radnor YFC Drama festival will take place during half term - what talented pupils we have.


Dates for your diary


Don’t forget that Friday 17th of February is an INSET day for staff and so pupils will have an extra day added to their half-term holiday. We all return to school on Monday 27th February.


Please join us on Wednesday March 1st for our Cawl a Chân concert where you will be able to see some of the best performances from the Eisteddfod.


Year 7 Parents’ Evening Thursday 2nd March 16.00 – 18.30


An exciting careers fair is being held at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd on March 8th, organised by the multi-agency Positive Pathways Powys group. Over 100 organisations have already signed up to attend the event.

Year 10 and 12 pupils from Builth Wells High School will be attending the fair where they will be able to speak to representatives of large and small scale employers, sixth forms in the county, the NPTC Group of Colleges, voluntary groups, the armed forces as well as universities from across the UK (including Oxbridge).

The event will be open to the public between 3pm and 5pm.