Year 10 GCSE Art Students taught by local artist Cath Lewis

Visual artist Cath Lewis with students Danny Ashby and Joshua Garland at the ‘Drawn from Nature’ workshop at Ffotogallery, at the Turner House in Penarth.

Visual artist Cath Lewis working with students Danny and Joshua

The Art Department is delighted that Barry Comprehensive year 10 students Danny Ashby and Joshua Garland attended a workshop last weekend at Ffotogallery, at the Turner House in Penarth.

The ‘Drawn from Nature’ arts project was organised by Criw Celf/Arts Active Cardiff, on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October. Cath Lewis is a visual artist who is a textile specialist but with a practice that encompasses a wide range of media and techniques. She is also a printed textile and surface pattern design Continue reading

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Team Lanka Praised at the House of Commons

Barry Comprehensive School’s Team Sri Lanka 2017 at the House of Commons

Barry Comprehensive School’s Team Sri Lanka 2017 at the House of Commons

Members of Barry Comprehensive School’s Team Lanka were invited to the House of Commons recently.

Students were accompanied on the visit by headteacher Gerard McNamara and Team Lanka lead teacher Charlotte Bowkett, along with school governors Antonia Forte, Karen Walters and Victoria Baldwin. 

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Transition and transformation

Amazing literary bunting in Art

Amazing literary bunting in Art

Barry Comprehensive recently welcomed over 200 Year 6 boys and girls to the school for a day of lessons and activities.  This year’s primary visit was extra special as the current year 6 pupils will be the first co-educational intake at the new school opening at the Port Road site in September 2018.

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Supporting the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Jane Hutt (AM) with Leighton Coles, Gerard McNamara and Welsh Baccalaureate students Morgan Hooper and Matthew Watkins

Jane Hutt (AM) with Leighton Coles, Gerard McNamara and Welsh Baccalaureate students Morgan Hooper and Matthew Watkins

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

Staff contributed cakes, which were served with tea and coffee by Welsh Baccalaureate students in the Learning Resource Centre.

The school was delighted to welcome guests including Jane Hutt AM and former staff members to the event. Continue reading

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Gothia Cup 2017

The Official Barry Comprehensive School Team Photo

The Official Barry Comprehensive School Team Photo

In 2015 Barry Comprehensive pupils had the fantastic experience of being part of the Gothia Cup that is held annually in Gothenburg Sweden. It is the biggest Youth football tournament in the world, playing host to hundreds of teams from over 80 countries and the standard of the players is a Premier League scouts dream! In July 2017 we returned and it was bigger and better than ever! Continue reading

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Inter-House Cross-Country 2017

Year 7 off to a flying start

Year 7 off to a flying start

This year’s school sport competitions began with the annual inter house cross-country run.

In glorious sunshine to start, followed by torrential rain to finish, all boys from year 7 competed in the inter-house competition, gaining points for their house and form.

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Team Sri Lanka praised at the British High Commission

Barry Comprehensive School's Team Sri Lanka 2017 with Sam Goonetillake at the British High Commission in Colombo

Barry Comprehensive School’s Team Sri Lanka 2017 with Sam Goonetillake at the British High Commission in Colombo

Barry Comprehensive School’s Team Sri Lanka were hosted by Deputy High Commissioner Tom Burn at the British High Commission in Colombo during their visit to Sri Lanka this year.

The team, along with other volunteers and Sam Goonetillake (Chief Executive UK Charity HelpLanka) were praised for their work in Sri Lanka. Continue reading

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Welcome New Students 2017

Senior Learning Mentor David Williams addressing Year 7 students

Senior Learning Mentor David Williams addressing Year 7 students

Staff at Barry Comprehensive were delighted to welcome new students in Year 7 and Year 12 to the school last week.

The Year 7 students looked very smart as they took their places in assembly.  Headteacher Gerard McNamara welcomed the boys and outlined the challenges and opportunities ahead of them as they work towards their GCSE examinations in 2022. Continue reading

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