Our mad scientist club meets every Thursday during dinner time to have fun. It is run by year 12 and supervised by a member of the science staff. Today we made ENORMOUS bubbles using the following recipe:
6 cups water
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup washing up liquid
1 tbsp glycerin
1 tbsp baking powder
Add the cornflour to the water, stirring well to try and dissolve it. Next add in all the other ingredients and stir gently – you want to avoid making the bubbles and froth which sits on top as this actually hinders the bubble making.
After making this up it’s important to leave the mixture to settle for at least an hour, which to be honest is the most difficult part!
National Test Timetable is now available on the External Examinations page.
Year 7’s girls netball team did extremely well recently when they competed in the Afan, Neath and Tawe Netball Tournament. 20 schools competed and the girls played with great commitment. Here are some of the results:
Bishop Vaughan 1-0
We went through to the second round for the plate and had to play into extra time to get a result! Although we lost at the end (1 goal to 0) it was an extremely close game! Congratulations to the entire squad: Morganne Brock, Eve Buckmaster, Cartin Kiernan, Carys Wheatley, Tally Jones, Poppy Jones, Carys Higgins, Emily Phillips, Grace Lancey, Amy Johnson, Eleanor Storey a Ashleigh Graham.
Emily Phillips and Carys Wheatley were the stars of the tournament!
Massive congratulations to Nerys Williams from Year 13 for winning a £2,500 entrance scholarship for Bangor University. Nerys will be going to study Creative Welsh and Popular Music in September. As a department, we are extremely proud of her success. We wish you the very best Nerys!
Recently, our School Council organised a Childrens’ Rights Conference at Bryn Tawe for members of the school councils from all our feeder primary schools. Bryn Tawe pupils have been working diligently over the past two years to promote Childrens’ Rights within the school and it was wonderful to welcome over 50 pupils form our primary feeder schools during the morning. Every child has 42 rights and the conference was an opportunity for us to discuss and to celebrate those rights. Thank-you very much to the Bryn Tawe School Council for organising such a successful event and to Katie Spendiff from Swansea City Council for all her help. It was a wonderful morning!
Congratulations to Manon, Rhys and Steffan (year 9) for participating in the Wales’ National Final of the ESU (English Speaking Union) Public Speaking competition, which was held in Ty Hywel, Cardiff on Monday, 14th March. The team were delighted to be named runners-up in the competition on their debut in the Welsh final. Their achievement is particularly noteworthy when considering they were the youngest team at the competition and all participants were taking part for the first time. Manon delivered an engaging and forthright speech on political leaders, whilst Steffan excelled in his role as chairperson, winning an individual prize for Best Chairperson. Rhys asked a range of pertinent and thought-provoking questions on the issue of equality in society and the whole team were a credit to the school. They look forward to competing next year and many thanks to Mr Shaw for training the pupils.
Following a whole day workshop by the charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ at the beginning of the year, our Year 12 students were recently responsible for presenting PSE sessions to our Year 8 pupils on Racism. The sessions discussed stereotyping, positive use of language and racism within sport. The feedback from Year 8 pupils was fantastic and they thoroughly enjoyed discussing such important issues with older students within the school. Thank-you Year 12!