Christmas Jumpers & Santa’s Grotto

Christmas Jumpers & Santa's Grotto

Christmas Jumpers & Santa’s Grotto

Students and staff donned Christmas Jumpers on the last day of term to show off their festive style and raise money for charity.

Magical elves from the Creative Arts Faculty constructed a special Grotto for photo opportunities with Santa during break and lunch.

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Christmas Carol Service 2017

The congregation at St Mary’s Church, Holton Road

The congregation at St Mary’s Church, Holton Road

Students and their families joined staff and governors at St. Mary’s Church, Holton Road recently, for Barry Comprehensive School’s final Christmas Carol Service.

The service combined songs and music performed to the Music Department’s high standard along with readings delivered by students. The large congregation joined in enthusiastically with the traditional and modern hymns.

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‘In it to win it’ Christmas Draw 2017

Year 7 Christmas 2017 In It to Win It Winners

Year 7 Christmas 2017 In It to Win It Winners

On the last day of term, Barry Comprehensive School’s popular ‘In It To Win It’ draw took place for students in Year 7, 8 and 9.

The draw promotes high standards throughout KS3 with tickets for the draw being awarded during the term for effort in class, excellent behaviour and high attendance.  Continue reading
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Year 11 GCSE Art Students taught by artist Heloise Godfrey-Talbot

Anthony and Brandon conversing with Heloise

Anthony and Brandon conversing with Heloise

On the weekend of the 25th and 26th November, two Barry Comprehensive School GCSE Art students attended a workshop with the artist Heloise Godfrey-Talbot at Ffotogallery at the Turner House in Penarth.

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Charity Snow Ball

The ball has begun

The ball has begun

In aid of the charity ‘Help Lanka’, Barry Comprehensive School’s Team Lanka 2018 organised a charity Snow Ball on Friday 1st December.

The evening was a huge success but was only made possible by the help and support received from the guests and organisations that were involved. Continue reading

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Successful days in the field

The village of Horton

The village of Horton

On Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November the Year 12 Geography and Year 13 Geology groups travelled from Barry Comprehensive School to the Gower in order to collect data for their coursework investigations.

The Year 12 (AS) Geography students spent the first day collecting data about the glacial sediments (deposited during the last ice age) at Rhossili and Three Cliffs Bay.

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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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