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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


Medi Phillips

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!


Assembly Members visiting the school.

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!


Swansea Community Energy and Enterprise Scheme

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Swansea Community Energy and Enterprise Scheme

A Dahlightful Day!

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.





Speaking Success

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!


Living the Dream!

Year 10 pupils have been working hard over the last few months towards a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016. Over two nights, local schools performed famous works by William Shakespeare at the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea. Pupils had a fantastic experience of working in a professional, local theatre and received some outstanding feedback about their performance. The cast’s dedication to this project has been exceptional and their performance on the night was sensational.


Caitlyn, who played the role of Bottom, said ‘It was a real honour to step out onto that stage alongside my friends and perform in a show that is so different – it’s a feeling I’ll never forget. With Miss Comley’s help we came up with a show that felt professional and mature – well, as mature as you can be when performing one of Shakespeare’s comedies! I wasn’t expecting to get a part at all, so being given one of the leading characters in this show has really helped my confidence and I’m pleased that the staff had confidence in me to take on this iconic role. Thank you to Miss Comley and the English department!’


Steffan, who played the role of Lysander, added ‘It was a real honour to take to the stage in one of Shakespeare’s classic plays along with my fellow pupils. The process of putting the show into production was really quite exciting, and it was incredibly easy under Miss Comley’s direction. It felt like we were taking part in a professional show! After the performance itself, I felt really excited and proud as the audience commended all of our hard work. I feel that the Shakespeare Schools Festival has given endless opportunities to people who may not have had a chance to perform before, and to allow them to feel proud to be a part of something so special. It has definitely improved the confidence of the entire cast and we have had some fantastic feedback.’