Military Preparation School

Some of the team at the end of the session

Some of the team at the end of the session

A group of year 10 and year 11 students from Barry Comprehensive School are taking on the challenge of Military Preparation School.

The Military Preparation School provides practical activities with expert advice designed to engage young Continue reading

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County Triple Jump Champ

Kristo Ellis became the Under 15 County Triple Jump champion

Kristo Ellis became the Under 15 County Triple Jump champion

Barry Comprehensive School student Kristo Ellis finished the half term in fine style by becoming the under 15 county triple jump champion with a jump of 11.13m.

Kristo, who is in year 9, has been selected to represent the county in the Combined Events Championships in Swansea on June 25 along with fellow Continue reading

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Hay Literary Festival

Welcome to Hay

Welcome to Hay

Thirty-one students from Barry Comprehensive attended the exciting Hay Literary Festival on Friday 27th May – none were disappointed! The authors were inspiring and the setting beautiful. The students were enthusiastic and a credit to the school; many bought lots of new books and all enjoyed getting their books signed by Continue reading

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Year 9 take part in a ‘Smart Building’ STEM day

Students using glue guns to make their water-collection units watertight

Students using glue guns to make their water-collection units watertight

Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Days provide short introductory sessions for students to enhance their understanding of, and aptitude for: problem solving, creativity, design, and engineering.

The ‘Smart Building Project’ STEM day at Barry Comprehensive School was sponsored by The Waterloo Foundation and delivered by The Smallpeice Trust.  Continue reading

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Secondary Education Advisory Board Update

Advisory Board Update BThe Advisory Board developing proposals to transform secondary schools in Barry met for the fifth time on 24 May.

Members of the Board who include the Headteachers and Chairs of Governors of Barry Comprehensive School, Continue reading

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Barry Comprehensive School welcomes Joanna Millan, survivor from the Holocaust Educational Trust

Holocaust survivor Joanna Millan shows a photo of herself before being deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp

Holocaust survivor Joanna Millan shows a photo of herself before being deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp

In April,  almost 200 students from across Years 9 to 13 at Barry Comprehensive School heard the testimony from Holocaust survivor, Joanna Millan, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).

The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. Continue reading

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Hay Festival Book Club

Welcome to the Hay Festival Book Club

Welcome to the Hay Festival Book Club

The English Department are inviting a selection of our most able and talented key stage three pupils to attend a new after school book club!

The invitees will have the opportunity to review some of the exciting page-turners being discussed as part of this year’s Hay Festival Schools Programme. Continue reading

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Basketball Success

Barry Comprehensive School’s Year 12/13 basketball team

Barry Comprehensive School’s Year 12/13 basketball team

On Friday the 22nd of April Barry Comprehensive School’s Year 11 and Year 12/13 basketball teams faced Mary Immaculate High School and Porthcawl High School at the House of Sport in the county finals.

The Year 11 squad had a tough match against Mary Immaculate with both teams working hard trading baskets. Continue reading

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