Ysgol Tre-Gib held a very successful Sponsored Walk earlier this term,
and a large amount of money was raised. Prizes were awarded for those who collected the most money, and
for the best Fancy Dress on the day. Staff and pupils entered into the spirit, and there were many excellent
costumes including a whole class of Noah and his animals, colourful characters from Alice in Wonderland,
an array of Roman soldiers and various Super-heroes.
The charity supported by the school's sponsored walk this year is the Luke Somerfield Memorial Trust. Luke
was a Year 9 pupil at the school, and tragically lost his life after getting into difficulties at Cilyrychen
Quarry in June. The memorial trust has been established by Luke's parents, Dai and Kim Somerfield, and its
aim is to support the advancement in life of young people, up to the age of 18 living in Carmarthenshire
by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities.
Funds raised by the Trust will be used towards the improvement of education, training and recreational facilities
in the Carmarthenshire area.
Kim Somerfield receiving a cheque for the Luke Somerfield Memorial Trust from Ysgol Tre-Gib Headteacher
Mrs Julie Griffiths. Also in the photograph - Mrs Carol Banbury (Trust Secretary) and pupils Denholm and
Kyziah Woodward, who collected the highest sum of money.
Ysgol Tre-Gib has also been supporting the Carmarthenshire County
Council Toy Box Christmas Appeal, as part of the Year 11 Welsh Baccalaureate programme. The Headteacher
would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the appeal, including numerous generous donations from
parents and local businesses.