Builth Bulletin 26


As September draws to a close, pupils and staff have been busy in class, on the playing fields and in the community.


General Announcements


Duke of Edinburgh Award

On the 16th and 17th of September, Mrs Stonefield, Mr Mears, Mrs Phillips and Mrs Edwards kindly gave up their weekend to support pupils who were completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award bronze practice expedition.


Our Future’s People

On Tuesday 19th September Mark Stead and Aled Vaughan Owen from Severn Wye Energy Agency were in school interviewing pupils who applied to lead the Our Future’s People project. Congratulations to the following pupils for securing key roles:

  • Jay Shah - Senior Project Manager
  • Cameron Price - Promotions Manager
  • Brân Davies - Project Manager


Year 7 “Settling-in” Evening

On the 21st September we welcomed year 7 pupils and their parents to a Settling-in evening where they had the opportunity to discuss any issues with the year 7 form tutors, the Progress and Well-being Manager for Year 7 and Transition Mr Gwilym Ayre, the Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators and the Senior Leadership Team.


Debating Championship Training

On Friday 22nd September Mrs Edwards and Mr Marrs accompanied a group of pupils to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Carmarthen Campus for the Wales Debating Championship Training.

Year 10 pupils:

  • Finlay Chew
  • Saffron Morgan
  • Vas Wright
  • Dylan Sterry
  • Ben Cripps

Year 9 pupils:

  • Dafydd Woodland
  • Bran Davies

The staff were impressed by their confidence and the fact that they took on some very well spoken, knowledgeable sixth formers and held their own.

We wish the team who will be competing in the first round on October 18th in Llandrindod the very best of luck.




Jeans for Genes Day 2017

On Friday 22nd September pupils wore their jeans to school and raised £284.17 for Jeans for Genes Day 2017.


Race for Life 2017

Now that the sponsor money has all been collected, we are delighted to announce that we raised the sum of £2943.73 this year. We would like to thank parents and carers, member of the Governing Body and the local community for supporting us again this year.

We will be running our Race for Life again next year on Monday 16th July so start training now!


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

On Friday 29th September, Builth Wells High School once again took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to our Year 11 CoPE pupils and Mrs Kennedy for treating us to a fantastic array of cakes to enjoy with our breaktime coffee. We must also say a huge thank you to the parents, carers and staff who supported us by cooking cakes.


Pupil Success

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.



Caban Sgriblio

Here is the poem that Cameron wrote in the Caban Sgriblio workshop last week. Watch out for more work soon.

The Hills

The hill is a lone green ribbon
blowing in the wind.
The wind, the wind that blows you down.
The hills are a city skyline
constantly changing.
The changes, the changes that shape
the world.
The hills are a long winding path
that goes on for eternity.
The eternity that goes to
the end of time.
The hills are the view from the backseat
of the car, the feeling,
the desperation to get out.

By Cameron Price


Sports Results

Builth Played an away fixture at Crickhowell high school on Wednesday 20th September.

Netball result -  Builth year 9 'A' team played an amazing game with the team annihilating the other team with a 30-6 point win.  The girls displayed real talent throughout the game.  The picture was taken at the end of the match and as you can see there are rosy cheeks and messy hair and that was just Mrs Williams.

Hockey result - Year 11 girls won 1 -0 , A very skilful match with both sides showing great teamwork. Builth had a great opportunity to develop their passing and communicating skills, resulting in a fantastic Goal by Rhian Farmer, which was set up brilliantly in Builths half.  The team have a strong and ambitious attitude to the game, and hope that this strong performance carries on!! Great effort.


Year 8 won 4-1 after being held at 1-1 for a long period of the game by Llandrindod. An early goal inside a minute by Ciaran Price put them ahead but it was not until late in the game that Bradley Price, Archie Lloyd and Ceri Jones scored after impressive wing play by George Lloyd.


County Hockey

On Wednesday 27th September our senior hockey players accredited themselves very well at the County Hockey:

  • Eve Bridgewater
  • Rhian Farmer
  • Elin Protheroe
  • Shelley Smart
  • Poppy Hughes
  • Rhuana Thomas
  • Bethany Lloyd
  • Sara Pimm
  • Caitlin Price
  • Carys Prynne
  • Saffron Morgan
  • Sian Gardner
  • Holly Morris
  • Tiegan Ward
  • Nia Evans

Diolch Mr Evans for supporting Mrs Williams and coaching our girls.


Cross Country

On Tuesday 26th September, the Cross-Country season started again. 27 pupils took part in the first meeting and they all accredited themselves very well. Particular mention must go however to Tiegan Ward who came first in the Senior Girls’ race. This was Tiegan’s first race as a senior. Thank you, Mr Marrs and Mr Rees, for supporting our runners again this year.


Inter-regional MTB championships

Iwan Evans has again been busy competing, representing Wales at the Inter regional MTB championships. Overall Team Wales finished 7th but the standard was very high so this was a very good result. Iwan unfortunately had a crash in the final race which cost him a few places however he raced right to the finish line showing true determination.


2018 Urdd Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival

We would like to invite you to the 2018 Urdd Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival to take place in Brecon on Saturday 7th October at 11.00am. Children, parents, staff and governors from all over Breconshire and Radnorshire will be parading through Brecon to welcome the biggest youth festival in Europe – the Urdd Eisteddfod - to our area in 2018.


Caffi Carpe Diem

Staff were delighted to see Caffi Carpe Diem re-start again on Monday this week! With a 2-course lunch of lasagne with salad followed by dessert plus tea or coffee cooked and served by Mrs Kennedy’s CoPE class, staff were able to leave their lunchboxes at home. Next week, by popular request, its carbonara!



Forthcoming Events

WJEC DT Innovations Awards, Cardiff – Monday 2nd October 2017

Sixth Form Progress Evening – Thursday 5th October 16.30 – 17.30 in Y Bwyty

Controlled Assessment Evening (Sixth form and Key Stage 4) - Thursday 5th October 17.30 – 18.00 in Y Bwyty

Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2018 Proclamation Day, Brecon – Saturday 7th October 11.00 start

Internet Safety Evening – Monday 9th October 18.00 in Y Bwyty

Year 8 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 12th October 16.00 – 18.30 in Y Bwyty

Year 5 and 6 Open Evening for New Mid-Powys Secondary School (Llandrindod High School) - Thursday 12th October 18.30 – 20.30

European Restart a Heart Day – Monday 16th October

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