Newsletter November 2010

Celtic Winter Fayre
Llandudno 18/11/10 to 21//11/10

What better way to gear up for Christmas than a visit to North
Wales’ premier Winter Fayre?
Over the past few years the Celtic Winter Fayre has gone from strength to strength.
Here in the heart of Victorian Llandudno with its elegant terraces and breathtaking views the cheerful hustle and bustle of the Fayre mingles with the aromas of delicious food samples served by stallholders at their stalls in marquees and in their cabins. With high quality food products, local produce and cooking demonstrations this is a foodie’s heaven.

A Victorian Christmas
Bodelwyddan Castle 05/12/10

A magical Christmas experience for adults and children. Travel back to the 1850s and meet Lady Sarah and Sir John Hay Williams, who will show you round their magnificent home. Sing carols in the Grand Drawing Room and then sit back to enjoy a piano recital in this beautiful room built especially for enjoying music. Learn how the Victorians amused themselves with parlour games; be amazed by the incredible sleight-of-hand of our Victorian magician; take part in a workshop to make traditional Victorian gifts, cards and decorations; take part in an interactive, family-friendly tour with Mrs Humphreys, the Victorian Housekeeper, who will show you the tools of her trade and tell you the secrets of the household.

ITC Battisti from Bolzano joins us again!

As in the past 6 years, the school ITC Battisti from Bolzano in the North East of Italy has brought to Conlan School a great group of 16 students for a work experience programme. They have been with us from 9th to 30th October and we are happy to say that it has been a successful experience from all points of views.
The students have been placed mainly in various shops and restaurants between Abergele and Llandudno as the big health and beauty chain Boots, the clothes chain Peacocks and the Fortes Restaurant helping out in the daily running of the businesses; one of them has had the pleasure of joining the marketing team of the Venue Cymru, one of the most famous theatres/conference venues in North Wales; some others have been kindly welcomed by the Colwyn Bay Football Club and the Sport Centre of Llandrillo College to help them with admin related tasks and with the organisation of the various trainings the club offers.
The group has welcomed the opportunity to engage with the world of work in a very motivated and proactive way and we are pleased to say that all the placements and the entire community have left very positive feedback on the attitude and motivation shown by all the students. We look forward to having them with us again next year.

Saying of the month

Mind your Ps and Qs

Literally it means “Be on your best behaviour; be careful of your language.”
Ps and Qs are just the plurals of the letters P and Q.
There is a citation from Thomas Dekker's play, The Untrussing of the Humorous Poet, 1602, which appears to be the earliest use of the expression.
There are various interpretations of the phrase, ma the most likely explanation refers to the Advice to printers' apprentices to avoid confusing the backward-facing metal type lowercase Ps and Qs, or the same advice to children who were learning to write.