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Media Experience at Cardiff City FC

During April, Year 10 and 11 students from Barry Comprehensive School, accompanied by teachers Mr Williams and Miss Bowkett, attended a media experience day courtesy of Cardiff City FC. The match in question was a rejuvenated Cardiff City side, under … Continue reading

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Hay Literary Festival

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition Success

Barry Comprehensive School are thrilled with a superb performance from their Public Speaking Team who won the first round of the ESU-Churchill Competition last term. The talented trio consisted of: Mark Williams and Rhys Powell (Year 9) and Daley Chapman … Continue reading

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Year 9 students impress local author Dan Anthony with their English language skills

2014 marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth.  To celebrate the life and times of Swansea’s most famous son, Literature Wales is bringing the magic of Dylan Thomas’ words to the children and young people of Wales and beyond. A … Continue reading

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Public Speaking Competition

Last term, and for the second year running, Barry Comprehensive School was represented in the Wales final of the English Speaking Union’s Public Speaking Competition by a team from Key Stage 4. Mrs Evans and the students, Thomas Klee, Mitchell … Continue reading

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World Book Day 2014 Celebrations

As part of our world book day celebrations the English Department launched its annual Extreme Reading competition.  The entries were numerous and varied as usual – but the winners were announced as Ben Thomas and Ethan Williams for the pupils … Continue reading

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Revision Weekend 2014

46 students and 25 teachers and Learning Support Assistants ignored usual weekend pastimes to study crucial skills at a Cardiff Hotel this weekend. Mr Mark Kennedy targeted the boys very carefully, with the ultimate goal being that all 46 learners … Continue reading

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