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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


A Level Transition Tour

Pupils studying A level Welsh went on an overnight trip to Aberystwyth with a group of Yr.11 who are considering studying Welsh next year. We left the school at tea time and settled in University accommodation on the Aberystwyth campus. We headed to the Burger restaurant on the Promenade for a banquet and a night of light competitions – aimed at literary tasks and other fun challenges. After breakfast at the Bunkhouse in Aberystwyth, there was a session on ‘Cynghaneddi’ in the company of Eurig Salisbury, followed by a session by Bleddyn Owen Huws about Dafydd ap Gwilym. Afterwards, we were welcomed with a talk from Lefi Gruffudd, Sulwen Richards and Miriam Glyn about experience in terms of employability – about how they have benefited A level Welsh and / or a degree in Welsh. Lefi Gruffudd was the first visitor to Y Lolfa Press, then Sulwen Richards who works for the University’s Marketing Department, and Miriam Glyn who is the translator for the Welsh Government. Before lunch, three former pupils called in to talk about their experience of studying Welsh. After a delicious lunch at the Arts Center, we visited the “Drwm” at the National Library to enjoy a session with Peredur Lynch about the Hengerdd followed by a talk with Caryl Lewis at the end of the day. On the way back to school at tea time on Saturday, a stopped at the Tryweryn memorial for a picture of the whole crew. A successful A Level Transition course which will hopefully inspire year 11 students to study the course next year.



A victory for the Public Speaking Team

Congratulations to the school’s Welsh Public Speaking team for winning the National Rotary Competition in the Final in Cardiff Bay. The theme was “There are better days coming to Wales”. Caitlyn White was the Chair and won second prize for best chair of the competition. Steffan Leonard was the bidder and was awarded the second prize for the best bidder of the competition, and Nansi Eccott was the opponent when she won the third prize for the best opponent. Congratulations to the team for winning this competition for the first time in school history! It was good to celebrate with an A-level trip to Aberystwyth and to take pictures with the shield on the Prom in Aberystwyth and at the “Remember Dryweryn” memorial in Llanrhystud.



Revision timetable for year 11 Science re-sit

Diwrnod Shwmae at Bryn Tawe

As part of the ‘Diwrnod Shwmae’ celebrations, a group of pupils organised a series of games to teach parents and friends of the school to speak Welsh. We had a game of bingo to learn the names of foods, a domino game to learn about the weather and school subjects, a “Guess Who?” Game and various other games. Everyone’s progress was tested at the end of the lesson with a kahoot quiz! Thank you to the pupils for the evening of enjoyment.

T. Llew Jones Day

T. Llew Jones Day was celebrated with the Sixth form pupils presenting an assembly service to years 7 to 9, and year 7 completed a Treasure Hunt about the life and work of T.Llew Jones in their Welsh lessons.

Public Speaking Competition

Again, this year a Public Speaking Competition was held at the school for the older pupils from years 9-13. On Friday October 11th, four teams took part with various speech topics e.g. the future of Wales, women’s rights and global warming! Thanks to all of them for their hard work in preparing for the competition. We look forward to the Rotary Public Speaking competition where Caitlyn, Steffan and Nansi will represent Bryn Tawe. On with the debate!