Abertillery’s Lewis Jones wins Principality Junior Wales Open

Lewis

THE potential of youth was underlined once again at the Principality Junior Wales Open when the overall title was won by Abertillery Comprehensive School student Lewis Jones who, at the age of 15, beat boys three years his senior to claim the overall trophy.

Competing in the Under-15 age group, Lewis shot a superb round of 75, four over par, to win by two shots and claim a year’s honorary membership of the Twenty Ten Course where the final was played.

A Welsh academy player with a handicap of two, Lewis said it was the biggest tournament win of his career so far.

“I’ve only been playing golf for about five years,” he said. “This feels like a great achievement to win this tournament on a Ryder Cup course against players three years older than me.

“I come to the Golf Academy here quite often with the Welsh squad but I had only played the Twenty Ten Course once before. I just kept it going out there because I knew everybody else would be struggling in the wind.

“I’m looking forward to coming back regularly now to use my membership. It’s a fantastic golf course.”

As well as his Celtic Manor club membership, Lewis and all 10 age category winners won prizes from Welsh golf merchandise company Asbri.

In all, nearly 400 junior golfers entered five qualifying competitions which took place during the Easter holidays at Vale of Llangollen, Radyr, Langland Bay, Builth Wells and Celtic Manor’s Roman Road course.

 

Congratulations Lewis a fanastic achievement. Everyone in Abertillery is very proud of you!

 

Abertillery Learners Remember the Fallen

wreath laying

A group of Year 9 learners from Abertillery Comprehensive remembered those that made the ultimate sacrifice this weekend as part of the 100 Year anniversary of WW1.

 

The learners visited Blaenau-Gwent Baptist Church and then St Paul’s in Cwmtillery where they attended a service of remembrance then laid wreaths and crosses on the graves of fallen soldiers.

 

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

Robert Laurence Binyon

Well done to all involved and particularly Mrs Small for organising things.

 

Chemistry at Work Day

STEM Day

Chemistry at Work Transition Day – 12th September 2014

Pupils from some of our Primary Feeder Schools (Ystruth, Queen Street and Roseheyworth) with the support of 7JE, were excited to experience a Chemistry at Work Day as part of our commitment to the promotion of Science at Abertillery Comprehensive.

 

The pupils took part in activities that not only promoted Science in the Workplace, but gave Primary school pupils an insight into how exciting studying science at Abertillery will be when they attend the school!

 

A huge thank you to The Royal Society of Chemistry, Fire Service, RSPB, the chemical companies that are SDC and Specific Materials and our Stem ambassador Liz Terry, who gave up their valuable time to make the morning a great success!


The pupils were a credit to their and our school and conducted themselves in an exemplary manner throughout.

Well done to everyone involved.

Science Department​

GCSE Congratulations

Results Day

Congratulations to everyone who collected their results last week.

 

We are delighted that the hard work and determination displayed this year by both students and staff has enabled 62% of learners to achieve 5 or more GCSEs grade A*-C. This is a fantastic result meaning that more students than ever before have achieved the benchmark and represents an increase of 17% on last year’s results.

We are thrilled for the students and their families and wish them well for their futures.

 

We are also delighted for learners in years 9 and 10 who were collecting results today. Over 30% of year 10 have already achieved 5 GCSEs with a significant number of them achieving higher grades. Improvements have also been seen in a number of subjects areas with Art, PE and History all achieving highly and Science results climbing by a massive 24%.

 

Well done everyone.

 

 

Summer Fun

summer fun

 

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