07 Apr

News Update


The school has been very fortunate to receive donations from different organisations, we received £50 from the English Chapel in Aberdyfi, £300 from the carnival committee at Bryncrug and £171.68 form the collection made in the Christmas service that the school children took part at St. Celynnin Curch Llwyngwril.

So that all the school children could benefit from the donations we bought craft materials and Mercia Hammond’s specialities to teach the children all aspects of art and craft work.

Art and Craft Work

Some of the art and craft work was successful at the Eisteddfod yr Urdd at Tywyn and at county level. Some work has won these two categories and have gone on to compete at  the Urdd National Eisteddfod at Bridgend which takes place in May.

A prize evening was arranged at Dolgellau, where the children went to receive their certificates. It was announced on the evening that Ysgol Craig y Deryn had come 2nd in the art and craft section through the county.

An evening was arranged at school to exhibit all the work, it was held the same evening as the Bingo night that was organised by the PTFA.

Here is a picture of the talented children.

Writable Fables

Five children from year 6 went to Abergynolwyn to a fable workshop ran by the author Bethan Gwanas, Naomi and Gethin form the Snowdonia National Park. The children were outside all morning hopefully have inspiration from nature and the environment. In the afternoon they wrote tales and fables of their own. One of these fables will be judged by Bethan Gwanas and the naturalist Twm Elias.

P.C John Visit

P.C John called recently to address the children, he advised children what to do if they found any tablets/syringes on the floor, drugs and cigarettes and vandalism. It is always nice to see P.C.John come to school as he always has a very important lesson for the children.


Rhian Jones form the NSPCC came to school to discuss her work with the children and to raise awareness that there is always someone at the end of a phone if anybody needs advice or some help in any way.


Elain Llwyd which is Dona Direidi came to meet year 3 children to discover a team of 4 children to film the second series of ASRA for CYW the children’s programme on S4C in July. The children were busy introducing themselves, warming voices and body, playing games similar to what they would be playing on the programme. Elain will now put everything together and choose 4 children that were keen to be part of the programme.