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Achievers celebrated at high school

Created on 22/12/2021 @ 14:46


Welshpool High School has celebrated the achievements of a number of pupils who have hit the highs over the Christmas term.

Headteacher, Mr Josh Kinsey, said that a number of pupils had shown “incredible potential” this term 

“I would like to congratulate all our pupils for their hard work and dedication this term. Well done!” he said. “I look forward to seeing what next term brings, and I hope to see further examples of our pupils excelling both inside and outside of school.” 

Among the notable achievements, two pupils were selected as candidates standing for Montgomeryshire in the Youth Parliament elections with Jake Dillon in Year 9 successfully elected.

Oliver Inns, in Year 13, has progressed through to the third round of interviews to read Physics at Oxford University and Lowri Evans has also been invited to interview for Medicine at Cardiff University. 

Brooke Selly, in Year 12, was awarded an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, which is the most esteemed scholarship of its type in the UK. 

There have been numerous sporting successes, including: 

  • Year 11 pupil Harry Goffin won the Ian Woosnam Golf Trophy for best Powys golfer at the Welsh Schools Golf Championships, finishing second in the whole of Wales 
  • Noah White, in Year 8, represented Wales at the British Triathlon Inter Regional Championships 
  • Over the summer, Ryan Edwards, in Year 13, was selected to represent Wales U20’s in long jump at the Manchester International. Ryan came away with a bronze medal after jumping a massive 6.90m. On the back of this success, in October, Ryan was selected to be part of the National Development Programme for 2021-22 
  • In mountain running, Maddie Griffiths was selected to run for Wales in the British & Irish Mountain Running Championships in County Down, Northern Ireland. Maddie was also selected to represent Wales in the Junior London Marathon at the start of October 
  • In football, Year 7’s Elliot Turner has been selected for the FAW North Wales regional camp 
  • Pupils have been making the most of opportunities to become part of the National Young Ambassadors scheme. Ffion Evans was successfully appointed to the role of Gold Ambassador for Powys. Leighton Blagg, Seren Davies, Lily Ryder and Hope Williams were selected to become Silver Ambassadors 
  • Lily also achieved a silver medal in sparring at the British Taekwondo Championships in November 


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