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Achievements - Archived

Congratulations to Trinity Porter who has been awarded 1st Dan (Junior) in the Art of Aikido.




Congratulations to Tamzin James and Max Colwill (10BB) on receiving their black belt in Shogan Kickboxing.

To gain the status of a black belt, Tamzin and Max both had to follow a given set of combinations containing kicks and punches and show a sustainable form of fitness. All of this had to be done by showing improvement from their last grading.

All throughout the grading both Tamzin and Max had to show physical strength but also has to show psychological strength. They said "our chief instructor stated throughout the whole grading that one of us had to fail". This gave Tamzin and Max the determination they needed to complete the grading and pass with their black belts.

Tamzin and Max are seen below with their instructor, Gareth Evans and the chief instructor, Paul Scott.


Aneeka Bardsley, 9ARJ 

Congratulations to Aneeka Bardsley, 9ARJ who has been selected for the National Girls Development Squad football training camp which takes place from Sunday 8th until Tuesday 11th November 2015.


Congratulations to our two Teen Tech teams who took part in the finals in London on Monday.  They were amongst the youngest competitors and a large number of entries were from private or grammars schools. We were the only school in Wales to have teams in the finals.

Throughout the day the pupils had to present their ideas to engineering executives from companies such as Samsung, BBC, Airbus and Network Rail.  They showed great maturity, knowledge and understanding of their projects and impressed a large number of people.  Team Jewel; Emily Wiktoria and Jennifer were entered in the Environment category and although didn’t quite win their category were singled out for special praise by the Executive from Network Rail who was impressed by both them and their idea; she has asked to be kept in touch with the development of the project as she feels it has great potential. The Women’s Engineering Society also wants to write a piece for their newsletter about how we have encouraged girls to consider STEM career options.

A Brains; Charlie, Bradley and Lewis were entered in the Transport category and beat off strong competition to win their category. Their prize was presented by ex-Top Gear presenter James May who was extremely impressed with their idea for a sensor guidance system for wheelchairs.

The team has won £1000 for the school and amazingly a Virgin Day Experience Flying lesson each, where they actually take the controls of a light aircraft, for one of the pupils this will be the first time they have actually been in a plane. They have also won a VIP day at the Airbus factory at Broughton and when they heard the prize was for six people instantly decided the girl’s team should also come; a generous and considerate thought from some outstanding pupils.

HRH the Duke of York who is Teen Tech’s Patron was also at the event on Monday and the three boys have now been invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace in October.   

Keith Davies AM said 
"Congratulations on the amazing achievement of the pupils of Glan-y-Mor. Please congratulate the pupils on my behalf."

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Rowan James, 8CR

Congratulations to Rowan James who was awarded Carmarthenshire Schools Boys Football Under 13 - Player of the year.


Lucy Thomas, 8CHR

The Carmarthen Rifle & Pistol Club, barely six months old, had four of its development squad go to Ellesmere College for the North Wales Airgun meeting. All four took part in the 10m Air Pistol competition, winning gold for the Senior Team event. Lucy Thomas won gold in the Senior Ladies 10m Air Pistol and was second in the Junior Ladies Air Pistol. 

In the Olympic final, for the Senior shoot, the star was Lucy Thomas who got into the final by knocking out shooters with 30 years experience. The 12 year old went to first place, and unshaken by the pressure, Lucy won the gold medal.

The North Wales Championships coach John Kelman was proud of all four shooters, saying "Look out Tokyo, here we come". 


Rachel Wassermann, 11BB

Rachel will be representing Wales in the Womens Open World Cup, Australia (April-May). Rachel is an all round sports person who is targeted to get full marks in her practical GCSE exams.  As a result of her sporting prowess she has been accepted to join the Royal Navy. The PE department are very proud of her achievements and we hope she will come back to school to inspire others.



 Aneeka Bardsley, 8IM      

A Swans girls development side took an impressive win over Cardiff in only their second ever game at Landore training ground on Wednesday.

The under-14s overcame a nervous start to dominate the play with the deadlock broken through forward Aneeka Bardsley, her neat dribbling beating three players before slotting home on 20 minutes."

Coach Nia Davies said: "The girls were very happy with the result and were very pleased to keep a clean sheet, credit to the defence and goalkeeper. "It was great to see the girls perform at this level, what we have worked on in training was shown during the game. "The result is only Swans girls developments second game, I am a very pleased with what the players have achieved
in such a short space of time, we look forward to carrying on the
hard work as a team."