Barry Comprehensive Bike Ride to Barcelona

Former Wales and Lions backrow Martyn Williams started the challenge

Former Wales and Lions backrow Martyn Williams started the challenge

Barry Comprehensive School’s Under-14 rugby team set themselves the challenge of pedalling the distance from Barry to Barcelona to raise funds for their rugby tour to Spain.

Thirty-five boys from the school pedalled the 765 miles on 10 exercise bikes outside the Holiday Inn, Cardiff as crowds flocked past to watch the Wales V South Africa Continue reading

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Community Initiatives Rewarded

Annette Harrison (Vale Youth Service) and colleagues with Sue Neilson (Pupil Support Coordinator), Gerard McNamara (Headteacher) and Sam, Deon, Connor and Morgan with their certificates signed by the Wales national football team.

Annette Harrison (Vale Youth Service) and colleagues with Sue Neilson (Pupil Support Coordinator), Gerard McNamara (Headteacher) and Sam, Deon, Connor and Morgan with their certificates signed by the Wales national football team.

Six students from Barry Comprehensive School met the Wales national football team recently as a reward for their work on a range of community initiatives.

The work was organised by the Vale Youth Service, Communities First and Newydd Housing Association, and saw the boys, along with students from other schools, give up their own time to benefit the wider community and improve the areas where they live. Continue reading

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Duke of Edinburgh Remembrance Sunday Memorial Walk 2016

DofE boys with the memorial cairn - an official Canadian war memorial

DofE boys with the memorial cairn – an official Canadian war memorial

On 13th November – Remembrance Sunday – a number of this year’s Duke of Edinburgh group participated in a memorial walk in the Brecon Beacons along with Mr Gamble, Mr Hutton, Miss Rowe, Mr Williams and Mrs Davies.

The walk took the boys across challenging terrain but they persevered, showing great determination to reach the Wellington Bomber R1465 crash site Continue reading

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Year 7 make great progress at Barry Comprehensive School

Year 7 Pupil Progress Evening

Year 7 Pupil Progress Evening

Barry Comprehensive School’s Year 7 students worked extra hard preparing to welcome their parents/carers and families to the recent ‘Pupil Progress Evening’.

The boys made individual presentations about their learning to demonstrate the progress that they have made since joining the school in September. Continue reading

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Year 5 Visit

Year 5's created their own amazing masks in the Art Department

Year 5’s created their own amazing masks in the Art Department

Barry Comprehensive welcomed over 200 Year 5 boys to the school recently for a special day of lessons and activities.

The young visitors were chaperoned by sixth former students, who guided them safely between classrooms, workshops, studios and sporting venues. Continue reading

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Strong Progress at Barry Comprehensive School

Strong progress across the board

Strong progress across the board

Staff and students at Barry Comprehensive School were delighted this week at the release of a new report from school inspectors Estyn showing the school has made strong progress across the board since its full inspection in 2013.

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Democracy In Action

Voting for the Vale Youth Mayor in the school canteen

Voting for the Vale Youth Mayor in the school canteen

Brexit, a new PM and Trump versus Clinton have put politics on the front pages recently.

Students at Barry Comprehensive School have been playing their part by voting in the Vale Youth Mayor Elections whilst staff at the school voted for this year’s Headboy and Headgirl. Continue reading

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Year 6 Open Evening 2016

Visitors exploring one the school's labs

Visitors exploring one the school’s labs

Barry Comprehensive School’s students and staff were delighted to welcome visitors to the school’s annual Year 6 Open Evening recently.

The Year 5 and 6 students and their parents/guardians and families were treated to a range of demonstrations, experiments and workshops.  The enthusiastic future students joined in with the learning activities as they Continue reading

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