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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


Head Pupil Elections 2016

It is a pleasure to introduce our new head boy and girl and their deputies. There were eight applicant this year- Sara Dafydd, Catrin Hedges, Rhiannon James, Anna Matthews, Iestyn Davies, Sam McVeigh, Kadun Rees and Isaac Thomas. Following an afternoon of excellent speeches and voting by year 11, 12 and the staff, we can annunce that our new head boy and girl are Anna Matthews and Iestyn Davies and their deputies are Sara Dafydd and Kadun Rees. Congratulations to the four and all who applied.

Lluniau Etholiad PDd 2016

Trip to Stratfod-upon-Avon

Last week, some of our year 13 students visited Shakespeare’s birthplace in the cultural town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The day proved insightful and educational and the students benefited from the expertise of Shakespearean scholar, Dr Nick Walton. As part of the visit, students also toured Shakespeare’s birthplace and museum. All students were united in their praise for Dr Walton who provided some thought-provoking seminars on Shakespeare’s tragedy. Many thanks to Mr Shaw for organising the visit and Mr Ray Thomas for driving the minibus.

Lluniau S-u-A


Mad Scientist Club

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 Tests

National Test Timetable is now available on the External Examinations page.

Sports News

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:

Llangatwg 0-3

Bishop Vaughan 1-0

Birchgrove 0-1

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!

Scholarship for Bangor

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!


Childrens’ Rights Conference ar Bryn Tawe!

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!