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Ysgol Rhiwabon Alumni Scheme

by Love Wrexham Magazine

Working in conjunction with Careers Wales, Ysgol Rhiwabon are launching their Alumni Scheme. Former pupils can register and come back to the school to offer presentations and advice on how their careers developed after leaving school.

Did you attend Ysgol Rhiwabon? Could your career story help to inspire current pupils in the school?

Please get in touch to see how you can get involved – register your interest through the forms at ysgolrhiwabon.co.uk/alumni-community.

Screen Alliance Wales

A huge thank you to Rhys from Screen Alliance Wales for delivering the interactive workshop to Year 9 pupils, and raising awareness of the career opportunities available in the film and TV industry. It was truly informative and motivational to learn what opportunities are available.

Bletchley Park

Year 9 students were lucky enough to visit Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers.

Bletchley Park is an English country house and estate in Bletchley, Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire). It became the principal centre of Allied code-breaking during the Second World War. The students saw the Enigma machines, as well as the ‘Bombe’, which decoded the Enigma messages from the Germans.

During World War II, the estate housed the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly, the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The GC&CS team of codebreakers included Alan Turing, Harry Golombek, Gordon Welchman, Hugh Alexander, Bill Tutte and Stuart Milner-Barry.

According to the official historian of British Intelligence, the “Ultra” intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by two to four years. Without it, the outcome of the war would have been uncertain. The team at Bletchley Park devised automatic machinery to help with decryption. Culminating in the development of Colossus, the world’s first programmable digital electronic computer. Codebreaking operations at Bletchley Park came to an end in 1946. All information about the wartime operations was classified until the mid-1970s.

Kings Academy (Hair & Beauty)

Thank you to Ceri & Kay from the Kings Academy (Hair & Beauty) for their informative and inspiring presentation to Year 9 pupils.

The talk gave young people an insight into the career routes and opportunities in hair and beauty and hopefully inspired some to make that a career path. Thanks to Lesley Lloyd from Careers Wales for organising the event.

Finally, if you would like to keep up to date with the community, click here.

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