Salters Festival of Chemistry Success

Salters Challenge  winners Mark, Cameron, Rhys and Calum

Salters Challenge winners Mark, Cameron, Rhys and Calum

Four students from Barry Comprehensive School were awarded a first place prize after representing the school at the Salters Festival of Chemistry at Cardiff University.

The main focus of the morning was “The Salters’ Challenge”, a competitive, Continue reading

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Aeronautical Challenge

Students gaining hands-on experience in the hangar

Students gaining hands-on experience in the hangar

A group of Year 10 Engineering students from Barry Comprehensive School recently took part in an Aeronautical Challenge Day held at the International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT).

The students competed in a number of engineering challenges against other schools from Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Continue reading

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A Trip to the Woods

Elliot, Harry, Luke, Owain and Owen working on the logs at Porthkerry Country Park

Elliot, Harry, Luke, Owain and Owen working on the logs at Porthkerry Country Park

After school on Monday 20 April, Mr Bartlett and five students from Barry Comprehensive went to the woods in Porthkerry Country Park to collect timber for the school’s Woodworking Club.

Using only hand tools and muscle power, the students split in half an eight foot log and used a two-man crosscut saw to reduce the length of another log so it would fit safely on the trailer. Continue reading

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Iceland Trip 2015

The group visiting Sjelandfoss waterfall

The group visiting Sjelandfoss waterfall

During the first week of the Easter holidays Barry Comprehensive School undertook its fifth trip to Iceland. All pupils studying Geography and/or Geology at A Level are given the opportunity to go on this ‘trip of a lifetime’.

The group spent the first night in Reykjavik and visited the amazing waterfalls at Skógafoss and Sjelandfoss Continue reading

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Basketball Champions for the Third Year

Barry Comprehensive School’s Under 18 Basketball team won the Cardiff and Vale finals trophy for the third year in a row

Barry Comprehensive School’s Under 18 Basketball team won the Cardiff and Vale finals trophy for the third year in a row

Two basketball teams from Barry Comprehensive School reached the Cardiff and Vale finals held at the House of Sport, Cardiff City.

The Year 10 team played against Porthcawl in a thrilling final only to be beaten by a determined Porthcawl side, losing by 10 points in the final quarter. Continue reading

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In It To Win It Easter 2015

In It To Win It Easter Prize Winners

In It To Win It Easter Prize Winners

On the final day before the Easter Break, Barry Comprehensive again celebrated the positive with the second ‘In It to Win It’ draw.

Years 7, 8 and 9 were expectant as the raffle was drawn.  Each of these year groups had worked hard throughout the term to accumulate raffle tickets through high attendance, good behaviour and Continue reading

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