Tag Archives: Yr Hen Ysgol

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Dinas’ Primary School closed in 2002 but it didn’t take long for local people to negotiate, fundraise and recruit supporters so that it could open again as ‘Yr Hen Ysgol’. There are activities on offer now for everyone, ranging from … Continue reading

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Last minute presents anyone?

Natalie’s beautiful beads were on sale at Dinas’s Christmas market in the old school (Yr Hen Ysgol). Natalie usually just makes the beads for family and friends – it’s a hobby that she enjoys. However, I noticed that her stall … Continue reading

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What to do with all that seaweed

Personally, I don’t do much with seaweed, but I’ve been given a couple of good ideas in Dinas. The first suggestion came from a man who was pushing a wheel barrow full of seaweed up from Aberfforest beach. He told … Continue reading

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What does a newly retired teacher do?

Nick is so newly retired that his name in Google brings you to Fishguard High School (Ysgol Bro Gwaun) where, as head of the art department, he was responsible for the art policy and high ratings from his ex-students. He … Continue reading

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Good teachers make a difference

I have two sets of great-grandparents who were born and brought up in Dinas. They were born in the 1840s and I don’t know whether or not they went to school. Judging from John Hughes’ depressing account of Education in … Continue reading

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Read this and rage against stupid educationalists

If you have strong feelings on the positive value of a bi-lingual education, or indeed any education at all, be warned that there are parts of this wonderful book that will make your blood boil. The Story of Education in … Continue reading

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