Last week saw a number of amendments and changes to the timetable, with pupils in every year participating in a variety of curriculum enhancing activities. The week started with a timely reminder by Mrs Pugh of the importance of respecting diversity. This was an opportune theme, given that the week has been identified as ‘Anti-bullying week’ on a national basis. Anti-Bullying was a recurring theme throughout the week, with PC Gayle Jones, the school’s School Beat officer addressing Year 10 pupils on safeguarding in a PSE session. Anti-Bullying was also the theme for Year 7 and Year 8 PSE session on Thursday morning, with Year 8 also following some resilience training with Miss Emily Owen and Mrs Justine Jones. We would like to extend a special thanks to the three external speakers who assisted with this week’s PSE work. Year 9 worked diligently on Work Skills, an activity which coincided very appropriately with the Careers’ Fair which took place in school on Thursday. I would like to thank Mrs Emma Fitzgerald and her team of helpers, as well as the representatives of colleges, universities and workplaces who made the event an interesting and profitable event for our students. Year 11 pupils spent some valuable time working on one of the challenges of the Welsh Baccalaureate, but also had the opportunity of attending the Careers’ Fair.
It was good to see Year 11 parents on Thursday evening, taking advantage of the opportunity to discuss pupils’ progress. Year 11 is a most important year and I would like to thank parents for showing a keen interest in their children’s progress and for working with us as a school in order to ensure the best possible results in the summer. Thank you also to parents who completed the questionnaires and for members of the governing body who attended the parents’ evening to distribute questionnaires.
We were proud this week of the under 15 girls’ football team for their performance against Newtown High School. Although they did not win, they played very well and we wish Newtown all the best as they proceed to the next round.
In order to support Children in Need, we had a non-uniform day and other money raising activities. As yet, we do not know the total sum of money raised, but we know that one cake stall raised £254.00 in fifteen minutes by selling cakes during morning break.