Congratulations to pupils who have taken graded exams on their instruments this term… Catrin Thomas – Year 7 – Distinction Grade 5 (clarinet) Penelope George – Year 7 – Pass Grade 4 (Violin) Abigail Thomas – Year 7 – Distinction Level 1 Junior Brass Certificate (Cornet) Caty Macdonald-Robins – Year 7 – Distinction Level 1 Junior Brass Certificate (French Horn) Izabelle Jones – Year 7 – Distinction Level 1 Junior Brass Certificate (Tenor Horn)
Year 10 pupil, Bethany Moule, has been selected to represent Wales in the Javelin event in this years’ Youth Commonwealth Games, to be held in the Bahamas this coming July. What an amazing achievement! Congratulations Bethany and good luck!
Year 11 pupil, Lara-Jai Lewis, has been selected to dance in the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League Cup Final in Cardiff on June 3rd. She will be taking part in the opening ceremony with the artist who has not yet been named. Lara-Jai has appeared as a dancer on television previously, on channel 5 and CBBC, but this will be her first paid work as a professional dancer. Hopefully this is the beginning of a promising career. Congratulations…
Sally Holland the Children’s Rights Commissioner attended our school council meeting to inform pupils about the Rights of a Child and to chat about the Student Ambassador Scheme.
Congratulations to Ewan Partington on receiving the Mark Jones Award in the annual West Glamorgan Youth Music concert held in the Brangwyn Hall last night. Ewan is currently principal clarinettist of the County youth wind orchestra and was selected to receive this award for his commitment and achievements. Also ex-pupil Baydn Hughes received the John Jenkins young performer award. Baydn is currently auditioning for music colleges and has already received an unconditional offer for the Royal Welsh College of music…
Congratulations to Bethan Tew in Year 7 who won Student of the Year at her drama school’s award ceremony. Her drama school is Fame Factory Theatre School and consists of four schools covering Ammanford, Caerphilly, Pontyclun and Neath. The main school caters for children aged 7 – 17 and she beat off competition from over 120 other students from all four schools, many of whom were much older than her, to win the most prestigious award of the evening!
Congratulations to Year 9 pupils Catrin Daniels, Charlotte Beynon, Kirsty Coombes and Sophie Giddings who made up the winning team at the Engineering Challenge event organised by the Institute of Chartered Engineers that was held recently at Swansea University. The team had to design a support structure for a river bridge that was cost effective, efficient and able to withstand floods, storms and tides. The winning team are pictured below with their design and their trophy. As well as receiving…
The music pupils in year 10 are putting together their own gig as part of their BTEC and GCSE music courses. The second half performance is entirely a tribute to the music of ‘Twenty One Pilots’. Thursday 17th November 6:30pm School Theatre £4.
The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Awards will be taking place on Monday 14th November in The Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot. Pupils will be receiving their official Bronze and Silver DofE certificate. Be there for 6.30. Each pupil can bring 2 guests. It’s non-uniform and the dress code is casual/smart. Any problems please see Mr Gravelle.
Yesterday the debate team competed in the regional round of the Wales Schools Debate Competition. Preparation for the debate was real teamwork, with Aimee England, Lowri Beynon, Ffion Beynon and Rachel Penney working together to propose the motion “This house would only imprison criminals who pose a continuing threat to society”. Aimee and Lowri debated on the day, and held their own against older and more experienced debaters. Whilst they weren’t the winners, they both debated fantastically well, with Lowri…