A great emphasis is placed at Carreg Hirfaen on extra curricular activities. All pupils from Year 2 onwards are encouraged to become members of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, which is the Welsh League of Youth. The Urdd offers various activities for its members from sporting activities to competing at Eisteddfodau in reciting, singing and dancing.  

The school takes an active role in various sporting competitions, and again the pupils are encouraged to enjoy taking part in all events. Regular concerts are held within the school and the community and the pupils are frequently requested to perform at various events within the locality. 

When in Key Stage 2, pupils will be given an opportunity to go on residential courses to Llangrannog, Cardiff and Pendine. Pupils usually travel down on a Monday and return on Friday. Teachers accompany them. 

Here’s a list of activities that the pupils have enjoyed recently: 


  • Urdd Quiz
  • Book Clubs//Fairs
  • Carol Singing/ Concerts
  • Urdd Eisteddfod
  • Folk Dancing
  • Drama
  • Athletics/Gymnastics
  • Pendine School Camp
  • Llangrannog Camp
  • Cardiff Urdd Camp
  • Orchestras
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling



  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Formula 1 Challenge
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Choir Singing
  • Mountain Biking