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Pupil Achievement Stories

Welcome to the Pupil Achievement page.  Please see the most current pupil success stories at QEH.

QEH Orchestra awarded 1st place in Urdd National Eisteddfod 2021 (07/06/2021)

Huge congratulations to everyone involved in our school orchestra’s winning entry in this year’s Eisteddfod. It’s a tremendous achievement to have been awarded first place in this national competition, and a fantastic reminder of just how talented and hardworking our pupils are. It was particularly rewarding to see our established instrumentalists being joined in the recording not only by pupils from across many of our key stage 3 music classes, but also past pupils, music department staff and staff from Carmarthenshire music service. A real sense of team spirit and community shown by all involved. It’s amazing what we can achieve when we all work together! 

Year 9 Global Goalkeepers meet with schools in Lesotho, Mozambique, and Portugal! (28/05/2021)

The last day of term has brought an international moment for QEHS today as the Year 9 Global Goalkeepers and Miss John met with schools in Lesotho, Mozambique, and Portugal! This happened over Zoom today where pupils introduced themselves, including sharing their favourite things, a snapshot into their countries culture, and their hopes and dreams for the future of their home country.

Living Pictures Project Achievement (28/05/2021)

Oscar is a pupil in the Sixth Form within Canolfan Elfed. He has been attending a Living Pictures project based at Coed Dylan in Llangain for two years. Oscar has gained numerous skills including horticulture, carpentry and cookery. Oscar has recently gained paid employment on the Kick-start project where he will continue to attend Living pictures for two days per week whilst attending college. This is a fantastic achievement as he will be the first pupil to gain meaningful employment through this project. We are very proud of him

Year 8 English Podcasts (28/05/2021)

Our wonderful Year 8s have created engaging and creative podcasts on the subject of Salem and the Witch Trials. From in-depth interviews with Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General, to striking stories of the Afflicted; our Year 8s have excelled in creativity! They've used their knowledge of the Salem play as the foundations for great storytelling. Enjoy their hard work!

Year 9 Global Goalkeepers (26/05/2021)

Last week, our Year 9 Global Goalkeepers helped celebrated diversity and promoted our inclusive community at QEHS. They planned a sweet shop, created an informative display board on the lower Gwili corridor, and changed the corridors appearance to give awareness to the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This is part of their project to help create a peaceful world. It is global goal 16 of 17 sustainable goals - SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. On top of this, they created a digital assembly on the issue played to all forms and entered a competition with a video to show all their work. All profits made from selling sweets are being put towards the Peace Garden in school, which is linked to this project.
Pupils- Tilly, Jabob, Hannah, Yuta, Megan, Charlie.

Year 12 'Hockey for Wellbeing' match (18/05/2021)

Our Year 12 students organised a ‘hockey for wellbeing’ match. Well done to the pupils for their initiative and enthusiasm in getting together to raise awareness for mental health.  Outstanding play by all. Well done. Llongyfarchiadau.

Garden Peace Project Progress (11/05/2021)

Miss John (Geography) was delighted to have secured funding through the Walk the Global Walk Project to develop a Sustainable Peace Gardens in school earlier this year. Our school was one of only 10 in Carmarthenshire to be selected after sending in an application. 

The garden will serve as a lasting legacy, bringing together the learning from the 3 Sustainable Development Goals that have been our focus in school (Sustainable Communities, Climate Action, and Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions). The Peace Garden will be a space for quiet reflection and serve as a symbol of hope for the future, especially in current times. Some pupils from Year 7 along with Mrs Killingsworth helped plant and clean up the area today. Form groups 7C and 7R will help maintain the garden. 

The snaps show the progress so far! We planted a tree today along with many plants and edibles! The tree was planted via funding from the Connecting Classrooms Project. QEHS is a lead school on this project which consists of a cluster of Carmarthenshire schools and schools in Lesotho. Each Welsh school is partnered, ours is Bocheltsana in Thaba Tseka. We will all be planting trees to meet the aim of SDG 13 Climate Action.


Pupils that helped on this date were:

7C; Hari, Harvey, Heidi, Charlie and Gervin

7R; Kamron, Grace and Bethan

Outstanding effort!

Football Achievements (08/05/2021)

As a school we would like to congratulate the following 3 pupils that have excelled on the football pitch.  Congratulations to Erin for representing the CARMS Schools Football squad, Alix for representing both the West Wales and CARMS schools Football squads,  and Libby for representing both the Swansea City U12s and CARMS schools football squads. Fantastic achievements by all.

Young Writers Poetry Competition (30/04/2021)


What a fantastic achievement! 


Some of our very talented pupils entered the Young Writers poetry competition in which they were asked to write a poem on the theme of 'Imagine' and we are delighted that they have all been chosen for publication. 


Well done to:

Maciej Glawenda 

Erin Gilbert 

James Lynch-Morris 

Lila Davies 

Lindsey Hyde 

Alex Webster 

Natalie Nugent 

Olivia Thomas 


Miss Howells and the English department are very proud of you all! 

Cricket: National Success (30/04/2021)

Congratulations to Carys, Year 7, who started cricket when she was 7 years old. Carys now plays for the West Wales Mixed Cricket team and the Wales Under 13 girls’ team.

Rhythmic Gymnastics for Wales and GB (30/04/2021)

Congratulations to Imogen, Year 7, who started Rhythmic Gymnastics when she was 7 years old. She now represents and competes for Wales and Great Britain.

Maths Advent Calendar Winners (25/03/2021)

Just before Christmas the Mathematics Department ran an Advent Calendar, providing pupils with a themed Maths problem to solve each day. 

Various pupils took part across all year groups, and the students who showed consistent effort, along with answering the most correct, were finally able to receive their prizes this week. 

The Maths Department would like to say a massive well done to everyone who participated and we hope you all enjoyed yourselves

QEH Stem Success (19/03/2021)

This year the QEHS Y13 STEM team won the Engineering Education Scheme Wales prize for best Team.  Pupils completed a 6th month project designing and building a prototype wireless sensor that could be fitted to bicycles, to allow real time tracking. This would enable the millions of bicycle owners, who had their bicycles stolen, to potentially track and retrieve their stolen bicycle. This project was carried out in conjunction with UWTSD. The photo shows pupils with their prize money and their Gold Crest Awards. Many congratulations to them for their hard work!


Kate achieves at Swansea City Ladies (19/03/2021)

Congratulations to Kate for having made the Swansea City Ladies Football team playing in the Wales Premier League and being the ‘face’ of the Swans AFC Community Trust.

A fantastic achievement.

Mathematics Achievement (19/03/2021)

Billy has been working really hard during lockdown particularly in Maths. As a sign of his effort and hard work he has been awarded a certificate of achievement.

We are extremely proud of him. Well done Billy!

Success at Swansea City U18s (18/03/2021)

Congratulations to Sebastian having been picked to play for Swansea City U18s.  He has played 3 full games and has scored and assisted during these matches.  A fantastic achievement.

Kieran Andrews - Charity Run! (04/03/2021)

Kieran is currently undertaking a charity virtual run of the entire coastal path of Wales. All money raised will go towards Glangwili Hospital, Hywel Dda. He has a year to complete the run but aims to finish by September. It's all tracked on Strava. You can see from the image opposite how far he has gone so far. 
Donations are up to £395 so far!
Terrific effort Kieran.

Ardderchog Lona (26/02/2021)

Lona completed a sponsored walk and raised over £300 for West Wales Poundies Dog Rescue where she works as a volunteer.

Ardderchog Lona!

Da iawn i Liam Upton - Boorman! (28/01/2021)

In November Liam took part in the Swim Wales Super Series representing Nofio Sir Gar (county swimming squad).
The Swim Wales Super Series was a virtual competition where swimming clubs throughout Wales had the opportunity to submit race times for their swimmers. The swimmers were then ranked by their performance in their different age categories. Liam had a number of personal bests in this event. This was a great achievement as training schedules have been affected by COVID and the swimming pool being closed. We would like to congratulate Liam on doing so well in this event and for being chosen to swim for the county swimming squad. 

'Show What You Know' (09/12/2020)

It's 'Show What You Know' fortnight in the English department. Here are some of our lovely year 7 pupils interpreting what they've learnt this term in a creative way of their choice. Fantastic effort!

Young Writers Competition 2020 (27/11/2020)

Members of the Poetry Club, run by Miss Howells of the English Department entered a Young Writers competition and were successful in getting their poems published in an anthology, entitled "Through Their Eyes". A fantastic achievement and the entire Department is very proud of them!

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