Year 12 students recently visited St Fagans National History Museum and Cardiff Bay as part of their Welsh Bac studies; focusing on issues of Welsh heritage, culture and economic and technological development.
Year 12 held a Welsh Bac Fair for years seven and eight. With stalls including games, cakes and a variety of other activities all involved thoroughly enjoyed. We also managed to raise a significant sum for a local charity. Well done to everyone!
A number of year 7 pupils are benefiting from the Reading Scheme “Swog a Fi”. Year 7 pupils and 6th Form students read together some break times.
Once again, the school is celebrating T Llew Jones’s commemorative day. This year we intend combining T Llew Jones’s day with the RNIB national reading day for the blind- both on 11th October. An assembly celebrating these events was led this week by some 6th formers. During the next few weeks, we shall be raising money for the RNIB and organising a T Llew Jones Treasure Hunt.
After spending three weeks in Ethiopia with my fellow pupils trekking through the Bale Mountains and doing community work, I can safely say that this was the best experience of my life so far. The trip was organised by ‘World Challenge’ and, as the name suggests, it certainly was a challenge, physically and mentally.
We started the trip in Addis Ababa, where we had the chance to get to know the country and the different culture in Ethiopia. Following this, we travelled in a bus for five hours to Dodola, a small village where we started our trek. The trek lasted five days and this was a very challenging time as many of us suffered injuries.
On the last day of the trek we walked to a village called Dhertu to start our project in the local school. We felt that this was the most rewarding part of the trip. During our time on the project we fenced around the school to prevent wild animals from getting into the school grounds and we built an extension for the school out of mud and wood. Seeing the pupils’ appreciation and happiness made all the hard work worthwhile.
I believe that everyone should take the chance and go on an adventure like this and experience a country that is less developed than our own. Their appreciation of things we take for granted makes you realise how lucky we are here in Wales.
Sioned Dafydd, Sixth Form Student