At the beginning of December, 65 year 7 students had the opportunity to enjoy a Pantomime based on the tale Blodeuwedd in the Gwyn Hall, Neath. Many Thanks to the company MEGA for a memorable performance.
Medi Phillips from Year 10 is continuing to have great success in the sporting world. In September she represented Wales in the UK School Games. Following on from this, in November she became the under 16’s Welsh Cadet champion in the under 48kg category. Congratulations!
It was a pleasure to welcome Assembly Members to the school recently to discuss the Governments vision to get a million people speaking Welsh before 2050. The Assembly Members were, Mr. Jeremy Miles and Dr. Dai Lloyd. The pupils had the opportunity to give their opinion about the use of Welsh as well as talk about the difficulties that they face using Welsh in their communities. We look forward to hearing more about the project.
On a cold Friday night in November the annual year 8 sleepover was held. It was an evening full of activities with everyone enjoying the opportunity to socialise through the medium of Welsh. Pupils went swimming, made videos, played dodgeball and took part in a mannequin challenge. There was a feast of pizza and a disco to finish the evening before heading for our beds. The record was broken for the most hours slept in a sleepover this year – 4 hours! We are looking forward already to next year!
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Pupils from year 7 (7Mrs Morgan) were given the exciting opportunity to visit Cardiff’s Millennium Centre and the “Wondercrump” exhibition and workshop showcasing the weird and wonderful works of Roald Dahl. As part of the author’s centenary celebrations, pupils went on a whistle-stop tour of Roald Dahl’s life and imagination and took part in a workshop where they created poems using Dahlesque vocabulary. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the excursion. Thanks also to Mrs Lisa Davies, Miss Catherine Thomas and Mr Duncan Rowe for accompanying our students.
Huge congratulations to the school’s public speaking team for their recent triumph in the ESU competition regional heat in Bridgend. The team will now go on to the Welsh final to be held in Cardiff Bay next March. The team consisted of three year 10 students (Manon, Rhys and Steffan) and the judges were fulsome in their praise of all students. It is also pleasing to announce that Manon won an individual prize for best speaker and Steffan was declared the best chairperson. Thanks also to Mr Shaw for coaching the team. We wish them every success in the next round!