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Headteacher named for Welsh language school

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Mrs Victoria Hart-Griffiths: New head of Ysgol Hafan Y Môr, Tenby

Mrs Victoria Hart-Griffiths: New head of Ysgol Hafan Y Môr, Tenby

THE HEAD teacher of Tenby’s new Welsh language school promises a ‘wealth of experiences for all learners’ when the school opens its doors in September.

Pembrokeshire bred Mrs Victoria Hart-Griffiths said ‘I am excited about the challenge that lies before me,’ when she becomes the head of the first Welsh language school in the south of the County.

Ysgol Hafan y Môr, which means the Sea’s Haven School, will teach 120 pupils age 3-11 with numbers expected to rise over the coming years.

Mrs Hart-Griffiths, currently the executive head of Hafodwenog, Bancyfelin and Meidrim schools in Carmarthenshire has gained a reputation for achieving high standards in the classroom ever since she started teaching in 2001.

Her career began at Ysgol Glan Cleddau in Haverfordwest where she spent a term before securing her first permanent teaching role at St Dogmaels Primary school.

From there, Mrs Hart-Griffiths became the teacher in charge of Capel Dewi near Llandysul prior to securing her first headship at Mydroilyn.

Mrs Hart-Griffiths, who also specialises in teaching pupils with additional learning needs, says the opportunity to become the first head at Ysgol Hafan y Môr was too good an opportunity to turn down and she was delighted when she was offered the position.

“This is a ground breaking step for Welsh education in the south of the county and I’m looking forward to working with staff, pupils, governors, parents and the wider community in order to develop high standards and extended opportunities for all learners within the school.”

Chair of Temporary Governing Body Julie Jones says Mrs Griffiths will have their full support to get the school up and running for when it opens.

“There is a huge amount of work to be done between now and the 1st of September when the school opens its doors, and we as a temporary Governing Body have assured Mrs Griffiths that we will give her every support in setting up this historic and ground-breaking school.

“The School is the culmination of the dedication and hard work of all involved in the two Welsh units which began over 35 years ago.

“Those units have grown from strength, especially in the latter years under Mrs Gill John and Mrs Jan Llewellyn.   We are committed to maintaining their standards and building upon their good work.”

Mrs Hart-Griffiths will spend a cross over period of 35 days between now and September in order to familiarise herself with all aspects of the new school.

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Angle Lifeboat tasked to disabled yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head

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ANGLE LIFEBOAT and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

Angle Lifeboat and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

The lifeboat was launched at 10:43pm to a 26ft yacht that had reported smoke coming from their engine compartment. The casualty vessel was 22 miles south west of St Ann’s with two crew onboard.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 11:46pm. The on scene assessment was carried out and both crew were safe and well but the vessel would need to be towed to Milford Haven. The tow was set up and the casualty vessel was under tow at 11:56pm.

The conditions were perfect for the slow tow back which saw a beautiful moon rising and the early glow of dawn.

Lifeboat arrived at Milford and swapped the casualty vessel to an alongside tow to take it alongside in to the lock at Milford Marina where the casualty was safely tied up at 04:49am.

The lifeboat rehoused at 05:15am where she got her well deserved washdown and the crew headed home to get some sleep.

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Meet the Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor

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A NEW Pembrokeshire business is proving to be an inspiration for young people after its recent launch.

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor is the brainchild of Ewan Griffiths, who turned his dream into reality thanks to the advice and support of Cam Nesa.

The project aims to reduce the number of young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment.

Before signing up to Cam Nesa, Ewan was out of work and struggling for direction, and anxiety was preventing him from maximising his potential.

Throughout his journey with Cam Nesa, Ewan worked closely with youth worker Donna Wright to devise a plan that provided support and guidance to improve his confidence and self-esteem, and provide mechanisms for coping with anxiety.

In addition, the project provided Ewan with opportunities to gain qualifications and obtain information that would help him with starting his own business.

Ewan’s message to other young people is simple, “If you find yourself struggling, there is help.”

“Cam Nesa supported me in all aspects of my plan, and working with Donna was fantastic.”

“I would definitely encourage others to reach out for support.”

Donna Wright, who supported Ewan throughout his Cam Nesa journey, said that the launch of his new business is a great source of pride for Cam Nesa and Pembrokeshire Youth Service.

“Ewan has come on leaps and bounds, and it was his engagement and determination that has made his outcome with Cam Nesa so successful and inspiring”, she said.

“Congratulations Ewan on your achievements, and we all wish you good luck with your new business.”

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor provides repairs and servicing for mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, and most agricultural engines, with the mobile service providing collection and returns.

For more information, search ‘Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor’ on Facebook.

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Milford Haven: Mount estate death not being treated as suspicious say police

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POLICE have confirmed that following a welfare visit to a property in Mount Estate, they discovered a male occupant, in his 30’s, in need of medical help.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff he sadly passed away on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed to The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a property at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Friday 30th April 2021, following a report of concern for the welfare of the occupier.

“A male was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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