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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe



As we continue to follow UK, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales advice, the Council has advised us that all schools in Swansea are open as normal on Monday. The situation is being kept under continuous review and we will advise immediately if something changes. It is also worth noting that the number of days any school is open and the date of school holidays are decided by the Welsh Government and not the Council’.

 No additional measures need to be taken above the advice already provided by Public Health Wales.

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Recent Welsh Department news

Congratulations to the school’s Public Speaking team for securing their place on Radio Cymru’s program “Y Ddadl Fawr”. Garry Owen presents the program. The school competed against Ysgol y Preseli and the judges were Sian Lloyd, Dr Elin Jones and Gwyn Williams. It was announced at the end of the program that Bryn Tawe was the winner and so went on to the next round. Well done Caitlyn, Steffan and Nansi!

A group of year 9, 11 and Sixth form pupils had the privilege of seeing the play ‘Llyfr Glas Nebo’ at Pontardawe Theater in February. What a great experience!


School Eisteddfod

The School Eisteddfod is one of the highlights of the School calendar. In our School there are 4 houses – Hopcyn, Crwys, Gomer and Gwyrosydd. Over the past few days pupils have been diligently rehearsing and refining their performances for the Eisteddfod. The competitions were, a song sung in a foreign language, story and sound, sketch and interpretation of a poem. This year’s song for the choir was ‘Yma o hyd’ following the success of the song in Apple’s recent charts. The winning house this year was Crwys. Congratulations to them!

Coronavirus Update for Parents

Dear Parent/Carer

 As you will be aware, a confirmed case of Coronavirus has occurred in Swansea, following Public Health Wales advice all our Schools are open as normal.

The actual risk remains low and no additional measures need to be taken above the advice already provided by Public Health Wales.

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Welsh Music Day

Friday the 7th of February was a special day! As part of the Welsh Music Day celebrations, a group of pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr were invited for a disco and had the opportunity to enjoy Welsh music at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe. Year 8 pupils loved to dance and socialise while listening to the music. Many thanks to both DJs – Nansi and Caitlin from Year 13 Bryn Tawe – for introducing the pupils to modern Welsh music. We look forward to next year!

Speaking Success

Huge congratulations to our senior debating team of sixth formers for winning the district Rotary ‘Youth Speaks’ competition at Birchgrove school, prior to scooping the runners-up prize at Islwyn High School on the 8th February in the regional competition. It was a pleasure to see the team in action, with articulate and passionate presentations from Caitlyn, Steffan and Nansi, who were discussing the merits over whether or not Shakespeare should remain compulsory within the curriculum. Indeed, the students’ success caps a very successful contribution to the fields of public speaking and debating during their time at Bryn Tawe and we wish them well with their future endeavours. The team were coached by Mr Chris Shaw, Head of English.

Year 10 Internal Examinations