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Pembrokeshire GCSE results 2020

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THE LOCAL AUTHORITY has congratulated all learners who have received GCSE and vocational qualification results this week (Aug 20).

All schools have provided opportunities for learners to receive their results on-site today with appropriate social distancing measures in place. All settings are providing information, advice and guidance to learners via an appointments system.

Learners’ achievements this year are to be celebrated as they are in any other year.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought significant challenges for learners, families, and schools this year with new systems used to calculate learner outcomes due to the cancellation of the Summer 2020 Examination Series.

Guy Woodham, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said: “The Authority welcomes the Education Minister’s announcement on Monday, 17th of August, on the Summer 2020 Examination Series and the decision to use Centre Assessed Grades.

“The last few months have been difficult for all learners, their families and schools and we thank the Minister for taking the decision to support learners and the schools.”

Councillor Woodham went on: “I would like to congratulate all learners on their achievements. As a local authority, we have been committed to supporting learners in achieving the best possible outcomes.

“Learners who have received their results today will have acquired a range of skills that enable them to be lifelong learners and hopefully achieve more than they thought possible. I wish all learners every success for the future.”

The Council’s Director for Education, Steven Richards-Downes, added: “Schools have worked hard to provide learners with dignity, purpose and options. We congratulate all learners today on their achievements. Every school has enabled learners to achieve outcomes that will provide them with a range of options.

“This year, more than ever, should not be about the data. It is about celebrating learners and their achievements whatever the grade, making sure they focus on their next steps and moving forward.

“We are sharing in the success of each learner and all schools have shared examples of this success with the Council.”

The governors and staff at Ysgol Bro Gwaun congratulate all learners on their
Achievements.

Mr Paul Edwards, Headteacher at Ysgol Bro Gwaun commented, ‘The results our
students have received today are richly deserved, and are a testament to their hard
work throughout the year and in previous years. Under difficult circumstances, these
are an outstanding set of results, and are a fair reflection of the efforts made by both
pupils and staff.

GCSE students at Ysgol Bro Gwaun

He continued, ‘We thank our students for their significant contribution to all aspects
of school life throughout their time at Ysgol Bro Gwaun, and wish them every
success as they move on to the next chapter in their lives’.

Diolch i bawb a weithiodd mor gydwybodol i sicrhau llwyddiant eleni o dan
amgylchiadau anodd, a llongyfarchiadau mawr i bawb ar eu perfformiadau.

Notable successes of A* and A include –
Tomos Davies 12A*
Joss Lerwill 11A*, 2A
Zoe LaTrobe 9A*, 1A, 1B, 1C
Libby Rands 8A*, 5A
Alonwy Roberts 8A*, 2A, 2B
Madeleine Stott 7A*, 5A
Rebecca Hall 6A*, 3A, 3B
Christopher Harries 4A*, 6A, 2B
Liliana Westrip 3A*, 7A, 2B

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Rider of a motorbike taken to hospital following collision with a car

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A COLLISION which involved a car and a motorbike on Friday afternoon (Jun 18) saw one person being transferred to hospital.

Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that the collision, which happened at approximately 1.17pm at Dwrbach, Scleddau, involved a white Seat Ibiza and a black Suzuki motorbike.

The Herald understands that the accident happened at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

The incident caused the road to be closed while emergency services dealt with the situation.

The rider of the motorbike was transferred to Glangwili Hospital for treatment.

A Police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred in Scleddau, Fishguard early Friday afternoon, June18th 2021.

“The collision involved a white Seat Ibiza and a black Suzuki motorbike. The rider of the motorbike was taken to hospital.

“The road was closed for emergency services to deal with the collision.”

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to attend a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle at Dwrbach, Fishguard at 1.17pm on Friday 18 June. We sent one rapid response vehicle and one emergency ambulance. One patient was taken to Glangwili Hospital for further treatment.”

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Residents urged to be alert to Covid-19 symptoms following cluster of cases

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PUBLIC HEALTH WALES, Pembrokeshire County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board are urging members of the public to be alert to COVID-19 symptoms following the identification of a cluster of cases in the Tenby area.

The 22 confirmed cases are linked to social and sporting events and local schools and have generated a large number of contactssince the first cases were confirmed on Saturday, 12 June. 

A number of individuals, including pupils, are currently isolating and close contacts of the positive cases continue to be traced.

From Monday 21 June to Sunday 4 July, a mobile testing unit will be available for local residents in and around Tenby to access if they have symptoms.

This is based at Salterns Car Park, Marsh Road, Tenby, SA70 8DU.  To book a test visit the UK portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or ring 119.

Residents can protect themselves and others from Coronavirus by remaining at least two metres away from everyone else, washing their hands regularly, and by wearing a face covering where required. 

The virus disperses in a well ventilated environment, so opening windows and allowing fresh air to circulate is another way to keep ourselves safe.

Residents should take up the vaccine when offered, and self-isolate and get a test if they or anyone in their household develop symptoms.

As well as the three most common symptoms of Coronavirus – a fever, a new continuous cough, or a loss/change of taste and smell – people with any of the following, wider symptoms that are persistent and/or unusual for them are also strongly encouraged to get a PCR test:

  • Mild summer cold symptoms – including sore throat, runny nose, headache
  • Flu-like symptoms, including myalgia (muscle ache or pain); excessive tiredness; persistent headache; runny nose or blocked nose; persistent sneezing; sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known COVID-19 case
  • Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test

If you have any of the above symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please stay home and book a PCR test through the UK portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or ringing 119.

When booking your PCR test, you will also be asked about your symptoms: if you have wider summer cold or flu-like symptoms as described above, rather than the classic three symptoms, choose ‘None of these symptoms’ and then choose one of the following options to enable you to complete the booking:

• My local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms or

• A GP or other healthcare professional has asked me to get a test.

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Paul Davies submits views to Health Board Consultation

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Senedd Member Paul Davies has fed his views into Hywel Dda University Health Board’s consultation, “Building a Healthier Future after Covid-19.”

In response to the Health Board’s proposals, Mr Davies has made it clear that he opposes any movements to centralise or downgrade services at Withybush hospital.

Mr Davies said, “I cannot emphasise how important this consultation is and so I’d urge everyone across Pembrokeshire to read through the Health Board’s proposals and make their views known. In my submission, I’ve made it crystal clear that the people of Pembrokeshire should not have to travel further for vital health services.

“I want to see Hywel Dda start prioritising Pembrokeshire by investing in services at Withybush hospital so that it can support people living and working across the county.

“There’s still time to feed into the consultation and have your say on the Health Board’s plans. The deadline is Monday, June 21 and you can find more information here – https://www.haveyoursay.hduhb.wales.nhs.uk/building-a-healthier-future-after-covid-19.” 

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