Since January, six students from years 12 and 13, Xena Perryman, Lucy Foster, Rogerio Oliviera, Hamish Myers, Tom Grant and Sian Hopkins, have been working on an innovation challenge set by Welsh Water. The students formed two groups each with its own idea to find a solution to future water management.
On Thursday 19th April, the students presented their ideas to a conference of 500 industry experts. Both groups were highly commended for their ideas and their presentations. Welsh Water were so impressed with the quality of the students’ work and the way in which they interacted with conference delegates that they took the time to write to thank them, and teacher Mr Parr, for being a credit to the school and community.
We are pleased to hear that Freddie Howells in Year 7 was an individual winner in the Year 7-9 category of the All Wales Code Competition 2018. Congratulations Freddie.
We finally managed to celebrate St David's Day on March 12th and the Criw Cymraeg were amazing at telling Y7 all about the history of St David. A number of departments held homework competitions and it was a great opportunity to share these successes in the Assembly. The Geography Department had cupboards full of models of sustainable stadiums and was told it was a tough decision but Joseph Czajkowski 7M2 model stood out and won first prize. Duarte Fernades M2 also came first with his Geography poster. Sonia Marwaha won first prize for her RE work and Ruby Pearce came first in the Chemistry competition.
Mrs Picton was delighted to receive the attached letter of congratulations from the Chairman of the British Schools Gymnastics Association regarding the outstanding achievement of 19th and 21st place at the British Schools Gymnastics Milano Team National Finals held in Stoke-on-Trent.
The letter also goes on to say that our gymnasts contributed to the Welsh region being ranked 9th overall in the Under 13 Girls category.
A huge well done to the gymnastics squad.
On Wednesday 24 th January, 32 Year 8 students took part in a Healthy Living Event hosted by Glamorgan Cricket Club. The students were given the opportunity to have cricket coaching by some of the Club’s coaching staff. They also attended a healthy eating event, organised by ‘Discover Leeks’, one of the Club’s sponsors. Students helped to cook a number of healthy dishes, all of which included green vegetables in their ingredients. Students were able to sample all the dishes, which proved very popular.
The recipes for the dishes made by the students can be found at the bottom of this article. Further information and more recipes can be found at Discover Great Veg