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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


T. Llew Jones Day

It is a hundred years since the birth of T. Llew Jones, and we celebrated the day with various activities at the school.

  • An assembly was held, with the sixth form taking part, discussing the contribution T.Llew Jones made to the world of literature.
  • During the past few weeks, everybody in Yrs 7-9 had the opportunity to create a card to remember and celebrate the life of T.Llew Jones and create original poems about Swansea following the pattern of some of his poems such as “Cwm Alltcafan” and “Traeth y Pigyn”. The winners of this competition were Grace Lancey and Ben Lervy from Yr 7, Carwyn Wood and Thea Wood from Yr 8, and Llew Wood and Kirsty Lewis from Yr 9. They received one of T.Llew Jones’ books and chocolate as a prize.
  • A film evening was held for the junior pupils to watch “Tân ar y comin” (and eat popcorn!).
  • During a Welsh lesson, Yr 7 and 8 pupils had the opportunity to do a T. Llew Jones Treasure Hunt by searching for answers to various questions on information sheets and poems which had been placed on walls around the place.
  • One of the highlights was a tea party to remember T.Llew Jones in the hall during break time. The hall was decorated with cards which were created to celebrate the birthday and we had a feast of cakes! Many thanks to the sixth form for all their hard work during the day! Congratulations also to the pupils who won the various competitions the sixth form organised during the tea party. The winner of the Plas y Wernen Treasure Hunt was Alysha Laugharne. The winners of the quiz were Ashleigh Graham and Ffion Tomos. The winner of the guess the title quiz was Tari Starre Michael.
  • It was also a pleasure to watch groups from Yr 7 and 8 performing sketches based on the work of T.Llew Jones in the dance studio during the lunch hour. Many thanks to the sixth form for judging and congratulations to the successful group from Yr 7 (Emily Phillips, Ffion Tomos, Ashleigh Graham, Romilly Harris, Poppy Jones, Kiki Owen, Eleri Lloyd Morgan).

It was a pleasure to celebrate the centenary of the birth of “The Children’s Literature King”. A day indeed fit for a king!



Over the past years Bryn Tawe PTA has been very successful in raising money to enhance the education and experience of pupils at Bryn Tawe. It also provides an invaluable home school link for parents as their child makes the transition from primary to secondary school.

Through the generosity, support and hard work of pupils, parents and staff, the PTA has been able to raise thousands of pounds to purchase items such as a school mini bus, piano, drum kits, ipads, team kits, equipment for the art and food technology department and much more!!

The PTA are now recruiting new members and volunteers for the forthcoming year, the invitation is open to parents, grandparents and guardians. We ask that you support your child`s school in whatever way you can, particularly in light of recent council budget cuts the PTA are even more important in supporting the school with the “little extras” which would not be available within the school budget.

Whether you have time to volunteer at events, items to donate to our school raffle, or indeed skills the PTA could utilise in other ways please contact one of the PTA committee members through the school office, or why not come along to our AGM on Wednesday 14th October at 6.30pm in the main school hall.

Many thanks in anticipation of your continued support,

Mr Simon Davies

Mrs Liz Bevan

Operation Iraqi & Syria Refugees

Thank-you for all the kind donations that were given for our recent campaign to help the refugees from Syria and Irac. Our Sixth Form students carried boxes and bags full of donations to Penlan Library in order to make a valuable contribution to this important campaign. Article 38 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child state that governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war and that every child has the right to a good standard of living.

Show Racism the Red Card

Thank-you to the charity ‘Show racism the red card’ for leading a whole day of antibullying training for 30 of our Sixth Form students. They received sessions on stereotyping, racism and shared ideas on how to promote an antibullying campaign within the school. A special thank-you to the Sixth Form students for their enthusiasm and reponse to the day. Hopefully, they will now be able to facilitate their own training sessions to younger pupils in the school to promote their right to a safe environment.

Live Webcast with Sir Terry Matthews

Year 11 Business pupils had an opportunity to take part in a live webcast with Newport born entrepreneur Sir Terry Matthews yesterday. The purpose of the event was for pupils to have the opportunity to share their ideas on the future of the local area and quiz the successful businessman on his career. The pupils used e-mail and Twitter to communicate with Sir Terry throughout the morning.

Syr Terry Matthews 1

Syr Terry Matthews 3
Syr Terry Matthews 2


Induction Course

Dear Parent / Guardian,

As an introduction to the Bryn Tawe and Gwyr Sixth Form Partnership we have organised an induction course at Trinity St David University in Carmarthen and Margam Park on Thursday and Friday, the 3rd and 4th of September. This will be a great opportunity for students to get to know each other and participate in team building exercises, in the hope of laying a secure foundation to their time in the Sixth Form. Bryn Tawe students will travel on Thursday to Trinity St David University campus in Carmarthen where a full and varied programme of events has been organised (please see attached programme of events). Students will stay overnight on the campus before departing on Friday morning to take part in specific team building exercises at Margam Park. The year 12 tutors will also attend the two day course giving a valuable opportunity for staff and students to get to know each other in preparation for a very busy academic year. If your son/daughter intends to join the Sixth Form we expect their attendance on the course as it is an invaluable opportunity for them to fully immerse themselves in Sixth Form life. The short lectures based on developing key academic skills and the various team building activities provide excellent preparation and a valuable start to their time in the Sixth Form.

The cost to attend will be £47 which includes all activities and transport arrangements, lunch and evening meal on Thursday, overnight stay (en-suite rooms) and breakfast on Friday morning at Trinity St David University campus. Students will need to bring their own packed lunch for Friday afternoon at Margam Park.

We will depart from Bryn Tawe at 09:00 on Thursday morning and will return by 15:20 on Friday afternoon.

I enclose further details regarding the course and a consent form which should be returned with a £20 deposit by Thursday, 20th of August (GCSE results day!). The university needs confirmation of numbers by late August. The balance of £27 is expected on Wednesday, 2nd of September. Many thanks for your co-operation.

Mr Ben Davies

Head of Sixth Form

End of term letter

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