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Hywel Watkins, Dinas School Collection: Dinas Series



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Ref: HW/1

DINAS SCHOOL SERIES

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/1
Title: Dinas School
Date(s): 1948–1972
Level of description: Series level
Extent: Five files

CONTENT 
Scope and content/abstract: Series comprises five files: HW/1/1 Log Books; HW/1/2 Newspaper Cuttings; HW/1/3 Photographs; HW/1/4 Prize Day; HW1/5 Other Items  

ACCESS AND USE:
Conditions governing access: Restrictions may apply to certain material in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998
Conditions governing reproduction: Ceredigion Archives reserves the right to determine, on conservation and preservation grounds, whether an item is suitable for any form of copying. Usual copyright restrictions also apply.  

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of description: May, 2007


FILE

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/1/1
Title: Log Books
Date(s): 1948–1972
Level of description: File level
Extent: Two files

CONTENT
Scope and content/abstract: File consists of two Dinas School log books  

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of descriptions: May, 2007


ITEM 

Ref: HW/1/1/1
Title: School Log Book
Date: 7/9/1948–20/2/1967
Author: Hywel Watkins, Headmaster
Extent: One book (502pp.)
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Log book recording the daily happenings of Dinas School such as alterations made to the school premises, introduction of new books and apparatus, new courses of instruction, pupil and teacher absences, etc. Intermittently included within the log book are several items which in the interest of preserving the integrity of the ‘original order’ of the record book it has been decided to maintain the items in their allocated positions and make record of them here: (i) inside front cover: copy of letter sent to M.M. Jenkins, dated 31/10/1959, in which matters concerning the teaching of home economics are discussed; (ii) p.36, letter from Alun Edwards, County Librarian, dated 24/3/1950, concerning space set-aside for the use of Dinas School pupils in Aberystwyth Public Library; (iii) p.202, Prize Day pamphlet, dated 14/12/1956, and advert of the Montgomery County Music Festival, dated 14/5/1959; (iv) p.282, Christmas card featuring a south African bird of paradise, date not known; (v) inside back cover, invitation for Howell Watkin to attend Governors Meeting at Aberaeron County School, dated 20/12/1951; Ministry of Education administrative memorandum on Education for Industrial Safety, dated 29/8/1956; Ministry of Education administrative memorandum on State Scholarships for Mature Students, dated 1957; brief note dated 25/2/1957; note of dates; short letter from C. Rowland, dated 22/2/1957; leaflet outlining programme of events of the visit of ‘Twelve German Protestant Women to Aberystwyth, dated 14-28/3/1949; funeral for David Alban Davies, dated 6/12/1951; letter to Howell Watkins, dated 6/12/1951; receipt for the purchase of sixty locker desks, dated 15/9/1950; letter to Howell Watkins, dated 17/5/1951; list of dates, dated 31/3/1951; Director’s Observations on the Inspectors’ Report, date not known; envelope addressed to ‘Howell Watkins’, dated 14/10/1955, including stamp.       

Ref: HW/1/1/2
Title: School Log Book
Date: 28/2/1967–10/10/1972
Author: Hywel Watkins, Headmaster   
Extent: One book (170pp.)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Log book recording the daily happenings of Dinas School such as alterations made to the school premises, introduction of new books and apparatus, new courses of instruction, pupil and teacher absences, etc. Intermittently included within the log book are several items which in the interest of preserving the integrity of the ‘original order’ of the record book it has been decided to maintain the items in their allocated positions and make record of them here: (i) timetable for careers convention autumn, 1969; (ii) letter to Hywel Watkins, dated 28/3/1969 regarding a lecture demonstrating a series of colourful chemistry experiments held at the Edward Davies Chemical Laboratory, Aberystwyth; (iii) letter requesting the presence of Hywel Watkins at a meeting of the Reorganisation Committee, dated 10/4/1969; (iv) leaflet dated 21/3/1972; (v) and a leaflet outlining the programme of events marking the opening ceremony of swimming pool and new buildings, dated 29/5/1972.       


FILE

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/1/2
Title: Newspaper Cuttings
Date(s): 1969–1972
Level of description: File level
Extent: One file

CONTENT
Scope and content/abstract: File consists of newspaper cuttings relating to Dinas School arranged into four bundles of ten items each.   

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of descriptions: May, 2007


ITEM

Ref: HW/1/2/1
Title: School Leaving Age Raised
Date: 5/5/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Government intends to raise the school leaving age to 16 years due to come into operation 1 September 1972

Ref: HW/1/2/2
Title: Picture and Caption
Date: 18/6/1971
Author: N/A
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Picture featuring Dinas pupil Paul Richards having caught a record breaking fish

Ref: HW/1/2/3
Title: Picture and Caption
Date: 18/6/1971
Author: N/A
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Picture featuring Amanda Tinker of Dinas School recently awarded the junior English Essay Prize for the county of Cardigan. 

Ref: HW/1/2/4
Title: Recent Wills
Date: 30/6/1971
Author: N/A
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Details of wills and probate of Aberystwyth people

Ref: HW/1/2/5
Title: Ardwyn Head Retires
Date: 9/7/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Announcing retirement of Alban Dewi Lewis after 17 years at Ardwyn Grammar School, Aberystwyth. 

Ref: HW/1/2/6
Title: Cardi Moves to Coventry Bank
Date: 21/7/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: After leaving Dinas Secondary School John Davies joined the local bank in Cardigan, went on to become area manager for Aberystwyth and now appointed manager of National Westminster bank in Coventry.

Ref: HW/1/2/7
Title: Aber Groom weds UCW Graduate
Date: 3/9/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Account of wedding of Jill Tompkins and former Dinas pupil Anthony Evans which took place in Nottingham. 

Ref: HW/1/2/8
Title: Bus Fare Help for Penparcau Pupils
Date: 17/9/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Cost of those pupils traveling from Penparcau to Dinas Secondary School rises to 70 pence per week. School’s governing body devising ways of helping the parents to meet the cost, including the possibility of subsidized travel.  

Ref: HW/1/2/9
Title: Cafeteria Dinners for Dinas
Date: 17/9/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Announcing that Dinas Secondary governors have given the go-ahead to a proposal by the school meals organizer to introduce a cafeteria service at the school.

Ref: HW/1/2/10
Title: Fewer Girls than Boys at Dinas
Date: 17/9/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Headmaster reveals that boys outnumber girls by 86 at Dinas Secondary School. (318 boys to 232 girls.) 

Ref: HW/1/2/11
Title: Lampeter Pupils can sit 26 O Level Subjects
Date: 8/10/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Report detailing the annual meeting of Lampeter Secondary School including the increase in a number of subjects allowed to be taken by pupils

Ref: HW/1/2/12
Title: Incredulity and Anger by Parents
Date: 15/10/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Aberystwyth Labour Party has called for a public inquiry into plans by Cardiganshire Education Committee to reorganize secondary education in the twon by establishing a mixed school for 1,000 children aged 11-18

Ref: HW/1/2/13
Title: School is not a 9 till 4 job says new head
Date: 15/10/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Newly appointed head of Ardwyn Grammar School, Mr C.G. Snuff, says that the old attitude of education as conforming to normal office working hours, but rather intends to provide the fullest possible education after normal school hours through extra curricular activities. 

Ref: HW/1/2/14
Title: Objections to School Scheme
Date: 20/10/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: With regard to the reorganization of schools in Aberystwyth parental questionnaire results give mixed views, main point of contention being the teaching of Welsh and English in schools. 

Ref:  HW/1/2/15
Title: Former Pupil achieves college success
Date: 23/10/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Gaenor Morgan, former pupil of Dinas, has achieved great distinction in her course at Llandrillo Technical College, Colwyn Bay.

Ref: HW/1/2/16
Title: Officials Reply to Critics
Date: 5/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Response to critics of Ardwyn Grammas School intake policy

Ref: HW/1/2/17
Title: Schools’ Questionnaire
Date: 5/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Response to those who said MPs were against new school proposal. Points out a number of errors made in an earlier report. 

Ref: HW/1/2/18
Title: Teaching of Welsh
Date: 5/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Copies of the address given by Secretary of State for Wales tO the annual meeting of the WJEC at Llandudno were considered by the members at the meeting of the County Education Committee at Aberaeron

Ref: HW/1/2/19
Title: Richard the Magnificent
Date: 5/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Dinas schoolboy Richard Jones has raised £4,300 to help provide comforts for handicapped children in mid-Wales.

Ref: HW/1/2/20
Title: Officials Reply to Critics
Date: 5/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: The decision of the County Education Committee to establish on Erw Goch campus a bilingual school was questioned by members of the quarterly meeting of the authority at Aberaeron. 

Ref: HW/1/2/21
Title: History Repeating Itself
Date: 12/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Draws parallels between the recent debate in Cardiganshire Education Committee on proposals for the reorganization of secondary education in the Aberystwyth area and the fallout of proposals for the reorganization of primary education in the borough twenty years earlier. 

Ref: HW/1/2/22
Title: Funeral of Crash Victim
Date: 12/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page (paper)
Scope and Content: Article about the funeral of former Dinas pupil Stephen John Hughes held at Ysbyty Cynfyn Church

Ref: HW/1/2/23
Title: Parents to Call in Ombudsman on Option Issue
Date: 12/11/1971
Author: Not Known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Article about the decision by the Cardiganshire Education Campaign to appeal to the parliamentary ombudsman to intervene in the dispute between them and the county education authority over the question of teaching of Welsh in schools and to appeal against the authority’s proposals to build a separate Welsh Medium Comprehensive School at Aberystwyth. 

Ref: HW/1/2/24
Title: Council Demand Enquiry on schools issue
Date: 12/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Aberystwyth Borough Council decided to call on the Secretary of State for Wales to hold a public enquiry into proposals by the Cardiganshire Education Authority for Secondary education in the Aberystwyth area. 

Ref: HW/1/2/25
Title: Schools plan sparks off more opposition
Date: 19/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Article announcing that an all-party Liaison Committee has been set up at Aberystwyth to organize a campaign aimed at establishing one comprehensive school in which instruction would be in English and Welsh, in opposition to the Cardiganshire Education Authority’s plan to use the £285,000 at present available to set up a separate Welsh medium secondary school. 

Ref: HW/1/2/26
Title: Future of Teaching
Date: 19/11/1971
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Language: Welsh
Scope and Content: Speaks about the future of teaching in Wales

Ref: HW/1/2/27
Title: First Prize Day on Primrose Hill
Date: 11/2/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Article about the first annual prize day held in the lecture theatre on Primrose Hill. 

Ref: HW/1/2/28
Title: Waun Building Land Makes £85,000  
Date: 25/2/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page (including map of Waunfawr estate)
Scope and Content: Article about the sale of eleven-and-a-half acres of building land at Waunfawr were sold by public auction to a Wrexham building firm for £85,000. Planning consent has been granted for 60 semi-detached and 30 detached houses. 

Ref: HW/1/2/29
Title: New Welsh Teacher
Date: 24/3/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Language: Welsh
Scope and Content: Advertising for a new teacher of Welsh at Dinas School

Ref: HW/1/2/30
Title: Cardiganshire Education Committee
Date: 24/3/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Job advertising post of Teacher of Commercial Subjects at Dinas Secondary school

Ref: HW/1/2/31
Title: Duke of Edinburgh Picture
Date: 20/4/1972
Author: N/A
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Photographic news print of a special ceremony at Dinas Secondary School in which three pupils were presented with Duke of Edinburgh. Among those pictured are Hywel Watkins the headmaster and Alwyn Jones, Assistant Director of Education. 

Ref: HW/1/2/32
Title: School Controversy
Date: 21/4/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Following objections raised by a group of parents in the Aberystwyth area by the Conservative and Labour parties abd the Borough Council, the Secretary of State for Wales has asked the Cardiganshire Education Committee to revise its plans for comprehensive education in Aberystwyth. 

Ref: HW/1/2/33
Title: School Lettings
Date: 21/4/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Article discussing the question of whether schools ought to be allowed to let their premises for political parties wishing to use the school as a venue for members’ meetings. 

Ref: HW/1/2/34
Title: Dinas Tractor
Date: 28/4/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Public invite for the supply of one Massey Ferguson Tractor to Dinas Secondary School. 

Ref: HW/1/2/35
Title: Plaid’s West Wales Organiser
Date: 28/4/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Article announcing that Plaid Cymru have named 30 year old teacher of Welsh at Dinas Secondary School, Peter Hughes-Griffiths, as the party’s new Regional Organiser for south-west Wales. 

Ref: HW/1/2/36
Title: Two-School Set Up Approved
Date: 5/5/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: Two pages
Scope and Content: Article about the County’s Education Committee meeting’s announcement that comprehensive education will be operational in Aberystwyth by 1973. Also includes the view held by Cllr Gareth R. Rees that he had always supported a bilingual policy in the county provided the children had the choice. But he wanted one school under one umbrella and did not believe in segregation.     

Ref: HW/1/2/37
Title: Councilor’s Statement of Intent
Date: 28/5/1972
Author: K.A. Jones
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Cllr K. Jones seeks re-election as member of Aberystwyth Borough Council and appeals to the public for their support; also states what she intends to achieve on their behalf should she be successful in gaining re-election.

Ref: HW/1/2/38
Title: Television success of former pupil
Date: 28/5/1972
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Former pupil of Dinas Secondary School, David Lloyd, is to take up a post with HTV Cardiff after twelve years experience in professional theatre and television. He left Dinas in 1960 to study drama. Became a member of the Welsh National Theatre Company and has also worked for Welsh radio and Anglia Television.  

Ref: HW/1/2/39
Title: Education Campaign ongoing
Date: 30/6/1972
Author: A.J.H. Carr
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Letter to the editor of the Cambrian News by the Chairman of the Cardiganshire Education Campaign in which he expresses the view that the Secretary of State for Wales ought to exercise the full powers conferred on him by the 1944 Education Act to safeguard the parental right to choose whether or not their children are taught Welsh.  

Ref: HW/1/2/40
Title: Job Advertisement for Lab Assistant
Date: 11/4/1969
Author: J. Henry Jones, Director of Education
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: Advert for the post of Laboratory Assistant at Dinas Secondary School providing an outline of the duties and responsibilities of the post as well as the qualifications needed and salary.   


FILE

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/1/3
Title: Photographs
Date(s): 1949 – 1960
Level of description: File
Extent: One file

CONTENT
Scope and content/abstract: File consists of photographs relating to Dinas school.   

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of descriptions: May, 2007


ITEM

Ref: HW/1/3/1
Title: Teacher and Pupil
Date: c.1949?
Author: Not known
Extent: One photograph (b/w)
Language: N/A
Scope and Content: Dinas pupil seated with teacher (Hywel Watkins?) standing with arms folded; was located in p.35-36 of log book (HW/1/1/1). 

Ref: HW/1/3/2
Title: School Choir
Date: 25/11/1949?
Author: Pickford’s Photographers, Pier Street, Aberystwyth
Extent: One photograph (b/w)
Language: N/A
Scope and Content: Members of the Dinas School Choir who competed in the Urdd in 1949 with much success; was located in p.35-36 of log book (HW/1/1/1).  
Ref: HW/1/3/3
Title: Class Portrait
Date: June, 1956?
Author: Pickford & Son, Pier Street, Aberystwyth
Extent: One photograph (b/w)
Language: N/A
Scope and Content: Depicts a class portrait of Dinas pupils and their teacher and their head teacher, Hywel Watkins, seated in the middle; was located in p.165-66 of log book (HW/1/1/1).    

Ref: HW/1/3/4
Title: Spots Day
Date: Summer, 1958?
Author: Pickford & Son, Pier Street, Aberystwyth
Extent: One photograph (b/w)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Presentation of cup by mayor to male and female team captains; also featured id headmaster, Hywel Watkins; was located in p.204 of log book (HW/1/1/1).

Ref: HW/1/3/5
Title: Sports Day
Date: Summer, 1958?
Author: Pickford & Son, Pier Street, Aberystwyth
Extent: One photograph (b/w)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Depicting mayor and others, including Hywel Watkins with microphone; was located in p.204 of log book (HW/1/1/1)

Ref: HW/1/3/6
Title: Sports Day
Date: Summer, 1958?
Author: Pickford & Son, Pier Street, Aberystwyth
Extent: One photograph (b/w)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Mayor with head-teacher Hywel Watkins; was located in p.204 of log book (HW/1/1/1)

Ref: HW/1/3/7
Title: Sports Day
Date: Summer, 1958?
Author: Pickford & Son, Pier Street, Aberystwyth
Extent: One photograph (b/w)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Mayor with others, including headmaster Hywel Watkins on microphone; was located in p.204 of log book (HW/1/1/1).  

Ref: HW/1/3/8
Title: Sports Day
Date: Summer, 1958?
Author: Pickford & Son, Pier Street, Aberystwyth
Extent: One photograph (b/w) 
Language: English
Scope and Content: Mayor speaking on the microphone; was located in p.204 of log book (HW/1/1/1)

Ref: HW/1/3/9
Title: Spots Day
Date: Summer, 1958?
Author: Pickford & Son, Pier Street, Aberystwyth
Extent: One photograph (b/w)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Mayor presenting trophy to the winning team captains; was located in log book (HW/1/1/1)

Ref: HW/1/3/10
Title: School Photograph  
Date: October, 1960
Author: Not known
Extent: One large panoramic photograph (b/w)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Depicts the pupils of Dinas School in their entirety together with all the School’s teachers; appears to have been taken outdoors on school tennis courts. 

 
FILE

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/1/4
Title: Prize Day
Date(s): 1955 – 1972
Level of description: File level
Extent: One file

CONTENT
Scope and content/abstract: File consists of programmes and speeches relating to the annual Dinas School prize day celebrations.     

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of descriptions: May, 200


ITEM

Ref: HW/1/4/1
Title: Prize Day
Date: 1955
Author: Not known
Extent: One speech (Handwritten, 9pp.)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Draft of speech given on the occasion of the opening of the new Dinas Secondary School

Ref: HW/1/4/2
Title: Prize Day
Date: 11/12/1957
Author: N/A
Extent: One leaflet (4pp.)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Provides breakdown of all the prizes on offer and to whom the prize is to be given during the ceremony; keynote address and guest of honour for the ceremony is Dr Thomas Parry   

Ref: HW/1/4/3
Title: Prize Day
Date: 5/12/1958
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Opening speech of the tenth annual prize day of Dinas School; and celebration of the tenth anniversary of the opening of Dinas school. 

Ref: HW/1/4/4
Title: Prize Day
Date: 8/12/1965
Author: N/A
Extent: One leaflet
Scope and Content: Provides a record of all the prizes on offer and to whom each was awarded. A short programme of the ceremony is also provided. The keynote address and guest of honour for the ceremony was Mr Hugh Williams, Director of Physical Education at U.C.W. Aberystwyth.  

Ref: HW/1/4/5
Title: Prize Day
Date: 7/12/1966
Author: N/A
Extent: One leaflet
Scope and Content: Provides a record of all the prizes on offer and to who each was awarded. A short programme of the ceremony is also provided. The keynote address and guest of honour for the ceremony was W. Philip Davies, Town Clerk

Ref: HW/1/4/6
Title: Prize Day
Date: December, 1967
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Copy of the opening speech given on the occasion of the annual Dinas School prize day. The guest of honour and keynote speaker for the ceremony was Llefelys Davies C.B.E. 

Ref: HW/1/4/7
Title: Prize Day
Date: 6/12/1967
Author: N/A
Extent: One leaflet
Language: English
Scope and Content: Provides a record of all the prizes on offer and to who each was awarded; a short programme of the ceremony is also provided. 

Ref: HW/1/4/8
Title: Prize Day
Date: 4/12/1968
Author: Not known
Extent: One page
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Copy of the opening speech given on the occasion of the 21st annual Dinas School prize day. The guest of honour and keynote speaker for the ceremony was Owen Edwards

Ref: HW/1/4/9
Title: Prize Day
Date: December, 1968
Author: Not known
Extent: Six pages
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Speech in which a brief history of Dinas school is provided

Ref: HW/1/4/10
Title: Prize Day
Date: December, 1969
Author: Not known
Extent: Four pages
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Speech on the importance of the school to the local community. 

Ref: HW/1/4/11
Title: Prize Day
Date: December, 1970
Author: Not known
Extent: Four pages
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Report on school.

Ref: HW/1/4/12
Title: Prize Day
Date: 2/12/1970
Author: N/A
Extent: One Leaflet
Scope and Content: Provides a record of all the prizes on offer and to who each was awarded; short programme of the ceremony; keynote address and guest of honour for the ceremony was Elystan Morgan M.P.

Ref: HW/1/4/13
Title: Speech
Date: April, 1971
Author: Not known
Extent: Two pages
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Speech given in tribute to the late J.D. Gravell, former teacher at Dinas.

Ref: HW/1/4/14
Title: Prize Day
Date: 1/12/1971
Author: N/A
Extent: One leaflet
Scope and Content: Provides a record of all the prizes on offer and to who each was awarded; short programme of the ceremony is also provided; keynote address and guest of honour for the ceremony was Gwilym R. Tilsley, Archdruid of Wales. 

Ref: HW/1/4/15
Title: Prize Day
Date: 1/12/1971
Author: N/A
Extent: One page
Scope and Content: List of all the prize winners  

Ref: HW/1/4/16
Title: Prize Day
Date: 1/12/1971
Author: W.Z. Jones, (Chairman)
Extent: One page
Language: English; Welsh
Scope and Content: Draft of Chairman’s speech introducing the guest of honour, Archdruid the Rev. Gwilym Tilsley.  

Ref: HW/1/4/17
Title: Prize Day
Date: Not known
Author: Not known
Extent: 4 pages
Scope and Content: Draft of address given on the school prize day.

Ref: HW/1/4/18
Title: Prize Day
Date: 6/12/1972
Author: N/A
Extent: One leaflet (7pp.)
Scope and Content: Provides a record of all the prizes on offer and to who each was awarded. A short programme of the ceremony is also provided. The keynote address and guest of honour for the ceremony was Carwyn James. 


FILE

IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference Code: HW/1/5
Title: Other Dinas Items  
Date(s): 1954–1969
Level of description: File level
Extent: One file

CONTENT
Scope and content/abstract: File consists of various items relating to Dinas Secondary School accumulated during Hywel Watkins’s headship   

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Date(s) of descriptions: May, 2007


ITEM

Ref: HW/1/5/1
Title: Inspection Report
Date: 1954
Author: Not known
Extent: One report (21 pp.)
Language: English
Conditions governing reproduction: Copyright restrictions apply
Scope and Content: Report of inspection of Dinas County School; also includes a typed letter addressed to Hywel Watkins in which is explained that he has sent him a personal copy of the report; also included is a letter congratulating Hywel Watkins on the examination success of Dinas pupils         

Ref: HW/1/5/2
Title: Opening Ceremony
Date: 8/11/1955
Author: N/A
Extent: One leaflet x2
Language: Welsh; English
Scope and Content: Programme for the opening ceremony of Dinas School, including photographic prints; school was officially opened by Alderman W.Z. Jones

Ref: HW/1/5/3
Title: Personal Writings
Date: 1956
Author: Hywel Watkins
Extent: 9pp.
Language: English
Scope and Content: Personal writings on school issues by the headmaster  

Ref: HW/1/5/4
Title: Pre-Technical Exam
Date: 20/10/1958
Author: Hywel Watkins
Extent: One page
Language: English
Scope and Content: Explains that at the Higher Education Committee held at Aberaeron last week that a resolution was passed whereby the director was directed to congratulate the staff of Dinas Secondary School on the encouraging results of the recent pre-technical examinations

Ref: HW/1/5/5
Title: TV Homework
Date: 9/2/1962
Author: Hywel Watkins
Extent: One page
Language: English
Scope and Content: Provides a record of recent television programmes featured on the BBC with an educational content  

Ref: HW/1/5/6
Title: Employment of Children
Date: 24/11/1967
Author: J.Henry-Jones (Director of Education)
Extent: One letter (& copy of Children Act, 1944)
Language: English
Scope and Content: Letter in which the director of education informs Hywel Watkins that Dinas School has recently contravened the Children and Young Persons Act, and that in order to assist him in this matter he has included a copy of the act for his information   

Ref: HW/1/5/7
Title: MP Correspondence
Date: 2/12/1968
Author: Elystan Morgan, M.P. 
Extent: One letter (& envelope)
Language: Welsh
Scope and Content: Thanking Hywel Watkins for his invitation to attend as guest of honour in the prize day

Ref: HW/1/5/8
Title: School Class numbers
Date: 1969
Author: Hywel Watkins
Extent: Two pages
Language: English
Scope and Content: Provides a breakdown of class numbers and the total number of boys and girls and the proportion of those entering as Welsh and English speaking   

Ref: HW/1/5/9
Title: Job applications
Date: 13/4/1969; 15/4/1969; 1/5/1969
Author: Various
Extent: 3 application forms; 3 letters; 3 envelopes
Language: English
Conditions governing access:: Restrictions apply in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998
Scope and Content: Job applications for the post of laboratory assistant at Dinas Secondary School

Ref: HW/1/5/10
Title: Examinations Panel  
Date: 29/9/1969
Author: Hywel Watkins
Extent: One memorandum
Language: English
Scope and Content: Minutes of the sub-committee of the examinations panel in which it was decided that certain non-verbal tests will be applied to those children hoping to gain entry into secondary school; also features handwritten notes on the reverse  

Ref: HW/1/5/11
Title: Notes
Date: Not known
Author: Hywel Watkins
Extent: One page
Language: English
Scope and Content: Counselling notes from Aberystwyth course  

Ref: HW/1/5/12
Title: Notes
Date: Not known
Author: Hywel Watkins
Extent: One page
Language: English
Scope and Content: Notes relating to slides on Austria  

Ref: HW/1/5/13
Title: Notes
Date: Not known
Author: Hywel Watkins   
Extent: One page
Language: Welsh
Scope and Content: Second language teaching course at Ysgol Uwchradd Sir Aberteifi   

Ref: HW/1/5/14
Title: Plastic Relief Maps
Date: Not known
Author: Not known  
Extent: One page
Language: English
Scope and Content: Information on maps ordered by teacher of Dinas School, which include north and south America, the Soviet Union, Ireland, Africa, Australasia, Europe, and England; it also informs us that the technique of hill shading was achieved by preparing and photographing three-dimensional models; and are of great advantage in the classroom because the plastic covering enables the teacher to mark the maps with washable marker pen as a means of highlighting interesting geographical patterns       

Ref: HW/1/5/15
Title: Physical Education
Date: Not known
Author: Not known  
Extent: Three pages
Language: English
Scope and Content: Records the achievement of Dinas school pupils’ successes in sports: notable are that four boys are in the Cardiganshire Schools under 15 rugby team and Dinas won the County under 15 seven-a-side trophy at Aberaeron for the first time in the history of the school; in football we are informed that Dinas won the under 16 seven-a-side football league cup and the league championship in the Aberystwyth and district league; and that in the athletics field seven boys were picked to represent the county at the National championships. It then relates the sporting year for the girls: a record number of girls were represented in the county at junior county level; and the netball team achieved second place in the county tournament; the gym club has had an active year producing two teams for the Urdd competition; and cross country running was introduced for the first time. There are also included a number of general comments on the sporting year at Dinas, including the note that over thirty boys have been taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award during the course of which Dinas was the first school to use Tregaron outdoor centre, and some pupils are members of the life-saving team based on the Aberystwyth beach.   

Ref: HW/1/5/16
Title: Headed paper
Date: Not known
Author: N/A
Extent: One page (x5) 
Language: Welsh; English
Scope and Content: Dinas School headed note paper to be used for official correspondence   

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