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A gala night at Glan-y-Mor Prize Evening

Wednesday 18th October was a gala night at Glan-y-Môr as the whole school gathered with parents and the community to celebrate its annual presentation evening. Students from Years 7 - 11 presently in the school, along with the Year 11 class of 2016-17, were gathered for the award of prizes and certificates to celebrate their achievements in the school over the past year.

Interim director of education in Carmarthenshire, Mr Gareth Morgans, was present to address the assembly and praised the work of all involved in the recent meteoric rise of the school to becoming one of the best schools in Wales. Highlights of the evening also included:

  • Performances by the school’s choir and brass ensemble, as well as a spectacular solo performance on the keyboard from Year 7 pupil Jada Lane.
  • Awards for Year 7 pupils to praise their successful transition from primary school.
  • Awards for current Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 based on both effort and academic, as well as sporting, success.
  • Current Year 11 student Lucy Thomas presenting the school with a GB shirt to celebrate her sporting success in shooting.
  • Awards for students across the school commemorating the school’s recent success in STEM and Lead creative school’s projects.
  • Awards for the Year 11 class of 2016-17 to celebrate their success in their GCSE’s and other areas, including Tamzin James being presented by Mr Morgans with the award for best GCSE results overall with 3A*, 6A’s and 4B’s!

As the night ended with a rousing rendition of the national anthem all involved were proud of the young people that were being celebrated, as thoughts turned to next year and who would be next…

Head of School John Jones said “In today’s society the opportunity to, and use of, praise is so important for people to feel valued and push themselves to achieve. It is an honour to be able to be involved in such an evening where the recent success of the school – the students – are put into the limelight to give all involved the opportunity to both praise them and hold them as a shining example to others of what can be achieved.”