Cross Country

Year 7 take to the field for their first cross country race

Year 7 take to the field for their first cross country race

School sport competitions begin thick and fast at the start of the new term and cross country took centre stage at Barry Comprehensive School recently.

Initially all boys from years 7, 8 and 9 competed in the inter-house competition, where they gain points for their house Continue reading

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Sri Lanka 2014

The team visited St Joseph’s School for the Deaf, Ragama. Where they provided arts, crafts, face painting and sports

The team visited St Joseph’s School for the Deaf, Ragama. Where they provided arts, crafts, face painting and sports

On 2nd July, Mr A Jones, Mrs M Morgan and six Year 12 students travelled to Sri Lanka to support the work of the charity, HelpLanka.  While in Sri Lanka, the team spent week-day mornings teaching English in a rural school.  Our students were responsible for delivering lessons to children aged between 5 and 11 years old.  The students were able to provide the children with variety of fun and engaging learning opportunities, Continue reading

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Minister for Education and Skills Visits

Councillor Christopher Elmore, Headteacher Gerard McNamara, Huw Lewis AM, Alun Cairns MP, Chair of the School Governors Kath Beaudette and Deputy Headteacher Andrew Thompson

Councillor Christopher Elmore, Headteacher Gerard McNamara, Huw Lewis AM, Alun Cairns MP, Chair of the School Governors Kath Beaudette and Deputy Headteacher Andrew Thompson

Students and staff at Barry Comprehensive were delighted to welcome Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills to the school on Thursday 25 September.

The minister was joined by Alun Cairns MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Government Business, Councillor Christopher Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services Continue reading

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Supporting the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Jane Hutt AM with guests supporting Macmillan at Barry Comprehensive School

Jane Hutt AM with guests supporting Macmillan at Barry Comprehensive School

Barry Comprehensive School was proud to join schools and offices across the UK last Friday to support the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Students, parents and staff contributed cakes which Sixth Formers students sold to eager students at break time.  Many staff also baked and submitted a mouth-watering selection of cakes to the Cake Competition. Continue reading

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Languages Day 2014

7ANB created colourful ties based on national flags

7ANB created colourful ties based on national flags

On the 19th September, Barry Comprehensive School celebrated another exciting Languages Day.

Exchange students in Year 12 spoke about their culture and taught Year 7 pupils some Norwegian, Italian and German. Teachers from a range of subjects joined the Languages Faculty to deliver language lessons. Continue reading

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

'Benjamin Calypso'

‘Benjamin Calypso’

At the end of term Barry Comprehensive Schools Creative Arts faculty put on a production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.

Performed in front of sold out audiences over three nights, the cast of year 7- 13 pupils wowed family and friends with hits like “Close Every Door”, “Go, Go, Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do”. Continue reading

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