A priority for Powys County Council’s new 21st century school building scheme is an innovative and state-of-the-art build to replace the outdated school in Plantation Lane, Newtown.
Approximately £40million has been included in the project for Ysgol Cedewain, ensuring that the most vulnerable pupils in Powys get the high level of care and facilities required.
Mr Graham Owen, Chair of Governors at Ysgol Cedewain added: “The Governing Body is very pleased that, after many years of campaigning for a new school in view of the dilapidated condition of the current buildings, Powys County Council is intending to provide a new school and much improved facilities for some of the most vulnerable pupils in Powys. The Governing Body hopes that building of the new school will commence at the earliest possible opportunity to alleviate the very difficult situation with the current school’s infrastructure. The Governing Body would also like to pay tribute to the high standard of care and education provided by the staff at Ysgol Cedewain in very difficult circumstances.”
The site of the new build has not yet been decided but more updates will be on the way.
On Friday the 29th of September, we here at Cedewain showed our support for the Macmillan charity once again by participating in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. We had a brilliant turn out and an ever better variety of cakes. The senior pupils did a great job with the help of staff at setting everything up in the top school.
We here at Ysgol Cedewain raised in the region of £200.
The team behind the Cedewain Times, has had a busy couple of weeks and has published their first edition of the school’s newspaper. The newspaper is filled with information of what has been happening in the school in the previous half term. They look forward to your continued support.
If you wish to subscribe you can get a copy both via email or via paper copy for £1 per copy.
Dyfi 2 enjoyed a visit to Grandma’s garden at Plas Dolguog Hotel, Machynlleth. Grandma’s garden is a sensory garden with wheelchair access and suitable for all. The staff were very welcoming and provided a relaxed atmosphere. Well worth a visit.
Ysgol Cedewain’s Pupil Deprivation Grant for 2016/2017 allocation has been confirmed at £35,469.00 As you may be aware this is a grant that is given to Schools in order to assist and invest in pupils who are in receipt of free school meals.
In-line with our School Improvement Plan we will be investing our PDG grant allocation for 2016 / 2017 as follows;
£20,469.00 Staff to provide additional classroom support
£10,000.00 Investment into our outdoor play facilities
Parents and pupils of Ysgol Cedewain! There is a Zumba dance session running between 16:00 and 17:00 on Monday 18/04 and 25/04. The session is being run by Lorraine Sharp. The cost of the session is £3.50 per session paid up front. Please wear suitable, flexible clothing and bring some water with you
05 April 2016
We visited Techniquest Glyndwr on Friday 18th March – a very successful and interesting trip to explore science in action.
D of E Plas Cae Crwn Care Home
17 March 2016
The pupils began by helping with the routine cleaning etc. but soon took over the running of the bingo sessions. This proved to be very successful and popular with the residents.
H2 Kite Centre
11 March 2016
After a successful creative dance project H2 visited a kite feeding centre
Bwlch nant yr Arain
Where the class were able to see the kites being fed and enjoyed the day taking in the surroundings after a nature walk
The children saw the kites in their natural environment and habitat . This was linked to the curriculum planning, literacy and numeracy framework as well as the global citizenship.
A great day was had by all.
Golf Day 2016
07 March 2016
On 29th of April Montgomery Cricket Club will be holding a Golf day and are requesting ‘sponsor a hole’. The proceeds will be going to The ‘Friends of Cedewain’ charity. If you would like to sponsor a hole, the cricket club are accepting cheques made out to ‘Montgomery Cricket Club’ Cheques may be given in to school.
Many thanks for your support!
29 February 2016
We have had some fantastic results from the Urdd Art & Craft in the Newtown area! Our pupils have put a lot of effort into their projects which has resulted in amazing achievement in the following areas:
2D Creative Work
1st, 2nd & 3rd – Jonathan H
3D Creative Work
1st – Jonathan H
2nd – Daniel H
3D Group Work
25 February 2016
Wednesday 16 March at 6.00pm, why not pop along to Ysgol Cedewain and have a game of Chocolate Bingo! Lots of chocolate prizes to be won, all proceeds will go to ‘The Friends of Cedewain’ Hope to see you there!
H2 Theatre Hafren Performance
Aaron and Chloe’s class had been studying the fauna of mid-Wales and were particularly interested in Red Kites. They all went on a trip down the Elan valley and visited feeding sites. They watched the kites, noticing how they moved. They researched the life of a kite. As they found out more and more about the kites they brought their knowledge to their creative dance sessions with Heidi Wilson and began to develop a dance that revealed their understanding and love of these amazing birds.
This is part of the class performance at Theatre Hafren on January 27th 2016. This was the culmination of an Arts Council Wales funded project in which 8 classes from Ysgol Cedewain were taught parts of the National Curriculum, Literacy and Numeracy through the medium of creative movement.
U3’s Lupus Coffee Morning
12 February 2016
Class U3 presented the North Wales Lupus Group with £50, raised during a coffee morning held last year in aid of Lupus as a part of their ASDAN qualification.
Please click HERE to see the North Wales Lupus Group’s letter of thanks.
Through our work with Touch Trust we very much recognise the transformative power of creative movement and music for individuals with learning difficulties. This comes about through its importance in the delivery of our primary objective, the wellbeing of our pupils, out of which comes improved mental and physical health which improves learning outcomes.
The inspiration for our Arts Council Wales funded pilot dance project last year, and its extension this year and into the future, was a national ‘Get On With Science’ (GOWS) initiative with which we were involved. This investigated the science behind music and we engaged a dance practitioner for a 1 day workshop. This involved a crossover of dance and science curricula. ( See website link to GOWS – Fire in my heart) Our pupils, particularly those with the severest of disabilities, responded so well to this that it got us thinking about how we could incorporate creative dance into the delivery of other areas of the curriculum. Last year our pilot project delivered PSE, Literacy and Numeracy through creative movement / dance and was hugely successful on many levels. ( See power-point – Dance 2013-14) The rest of Wales is now following our lead with a Welsh Government backed National Plan for Creative Learning!
The main purpose of this year’s dance project is to delivery literacy, numeracy, PSE and humanities, and to enhance the self-esteem of our pupils. We hope that through the medium of creative movement our learners will develop improved communication skills, learn about other cultures (particularly how they express their identity through movement), and that participation in a public performance that they have created themselves will bring about a rise in self-esteem.
This project will be an integral part of the delivery of the curriculum to those pupils involved, teaching pupils in and through dance using creative movement to reinforce learning across the curriculum. As the project progresses we will post pictures of our dancers in action.