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23/06/2017, Lynwen Matthews
On Friday, May 26th a group of culture-hungry year 9 students visited the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts in Powys. Highlights included an audience with acclaimed teen-fiction writer Ali Sparkes and listening to the entertaining tales of writers Daniel Morden and Phil Earle. Students also enjoyed the chance to question these authors on their craft and revelled in the opportunity to sample some delicious festival food. An enjoyable day for all involved! Many thanks to Mrs Victoria Jones for coordinating the visit and Mr Ray Thomas for accompanying the excursion.
13/06/2017, Lynwen Matthews
NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE (NCSC) SPONSORED FREE CYBER RESIDENTIAL SUMMER COURSES – ALL HELD AT CARDIFF MET UNIVERSITY
8-11 Aug (4 days FREE).
CyberFirst Defenders https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-defenders
A free four-day residential and non-residential course aimed at 14 to 15 year olds (Date of birth 1/9/2001 to 31/8/2002). The course provides a valuable introduction to the tools, knowledge and skills required to build and protect small networks and personal devices. Bookings are now open. For all enquiries please contact Smallpeice on 01926 333200 or email email@example.com.
14-18 Aug (5 days FREE).
CyberFirst Futures https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-futures
A free five-day residential and non-residential course aimed at 15 to 16 year olds (1/9/2000 to 31/8/2001). Ideal for students looking to study computer science at AS/A Levels, or equivalents. Students will explore advanced cyber security threats to devices, apps and software and investigate ways of protecting them. Bookings are now open. For all enquiries please contact Smallpeice on 01926 333200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
24-28 Jul (5 days FREE Girls Only)
CyberFirst Advanced https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-advanced
A free five-day residential and non-residential course aimed at 16 to 17 year olds (1/9/1999 to 31/8/2000). This is designed to expand the knowledge of anyone studying computer science at AS/A Levels or equivalents or for any student who has a real interest and aptitude for computers. Bookings are now open. For all enquiries please contact Smallpeice on 01926 333200 or email email@example.com.
9/06/2017, Lynwen Matthews
Everybody here at Bryn Tawe would like to thank the ESU for their wonderfully inspiring training day with our year 8 pupils. The workshop was a fascinating insight into the skills required for developing confidence when speaking in public. We look forward to more success in the ESU competitions next year.
These are some of the comments from our enthused students:
‘I loved doing the Braveheart speech-it raised my confidence and was fun’ Scott Williams
‘I enjoyed the fact that none of us were confident at the start of the day, but by the end everybody’s confidence had lifted’ Lauren Miller
‘I really enjoyed the way that we were persuaded to speak in public and that we were encouraged to carry on, even if we made a mistake or felt nervous’ Anwen Morgan
‘I loved the fact that Julia completely understood the difficulties of speaking in public, allowing us to just state our ideas, not perform’ Ffion Tomos
‘The highlight for me was being a questioner. I think I might have a go at the real thing! A great day overall ‘ Jack Thomas
7/06/2017, Lynwen Matthews
26/05/2017, Lynwen Matthews
Congratulations to Laura Hughes in Year 13 for winning third prize in this year’s Dafydd Rowlands Memorial Award. The judge, T.James Jones praised her work immensely. Well done to Catrin Hedges who was also shortlisted for the prize.
Congratulations to Sara Dafydd from Year 13 for coming second in the Young People’s Trophy competition for under 25s this year at the Hendy Eisteddfod where there were 35 competitors. Well done also to Rhydian Cleaver from Year 12 for being shortlisted.
It was a pleasure to hear of the success of two pupils from Year 13 winning scholarships to continue to study Welsh at university next year. Sara Dafydd won a creative scholarship at Cardiff University’s Welsh Language Department, and Laura Hughes won a scholarship with Swansea University’s Welsh Language Department. We wish them all the best next year!
22/05/2017, Lynwen Matthews
It was a pleasure to welcome Jane Davidson who recently visited us to present the Morgan Parry Foundation prize to a crew from Year 8. The task set by the Organisation this year was to create a short film about the subject “The Wales We Want”. Ffion Tomos, Anwen Morgan, Jack Thomas and Toby Porter created a film that showed their hopes and dreams for Wales in the future – by talking about a generation that protects the environment, lives a healthy life, lends a hand to help others, continues to protect our culture and our nation, and achieves the aim of a million Welsh speakers by 2050. Year 8 came together to enjoy watching the video and to congratulate the four. Congratulations to them for creating a film that is so creative and comprehensive.
22/05/2017, Lynwen Matthews