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Students win funding support STUDENTS have been awarded financial prizes to help them through their studies as part of a college bursary scheme.

Five deserving learners have benefited from a pounds 30,000 trust fund given to Neath Port Talbot College (NPTC) three years ago by an anonymous local resident. Craig Carter, Charlotte Allen, Claire Pinch, John Stevens and Kyle Wellington were presented prizes at the college's annual Saraswati Trust Fund awards. The fund is dedicated to providing additional support to first-year NPTC students who have shown commitment.

The Haulfryn Prize, to commemorate the life of Dr DA Thomas and his wife Haulfryn, was also awarded. Luke Rees who is now studying physics at Swansea University, was the recipient having gained three A-level As.

Playing sport helps with revision PARENTS thinking of keeping their children indoors ahead of the exam season should think again.

A survey by the Youth Sport Trust found three-quarters of Welsh teenagers believe playing sport helps them concentrate during revision.

Aiming for peak performance HEALTH and social care students will swap books for walking boots next month to tackle Wales' highest mountain.

Second-year learners from Swansea Metropolitan University, along with lecturer Amanda Owens, will climb Snowdon to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care on June 5. The students have already raised pounds 200 for the charity and will arrive at Snowdonia the day before to prepare for the five-mile challenge, which is expected to take six hours to complete.

Ms Owens said: "This will be a tough challenge to complete with rocky terrain to contend with, temperamental weather and a very steep mountain to climb."
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 26, 2011
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