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On this day: Barry Grammar Technical School for Boys opened on Port Road, 3 June 1960

Barry Grammar Technical School for Boys opened on Port Road on 3 June 1960. The school was built and opened at the same time as Barry College of Further Education on Colcot Road. The programme of events to mark the … Continue reading

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Lessons From Auschwitz 2018

In February, two Barry Comprehensive School Year 12 students, Seren Ewington and Cain Gannon, with Ms.Bertheux, took part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons From Auschwitz project. This began with an orientation seminar at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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NATO Summit visitors at Barry Comprehensive School

Alun Cairns MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, visited Barry Comprehensive School with Colonel Nick Beard, Chief Executive of the Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association for Wales on Thursday 4 September. Mr. Cairns, whose duties mean he is … Continue reading

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WWI Memorial Garden

Barry Comprehensive School has been successful in winning a prize in the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative annual competition for the second year in a row. The aim of the initiative is to encourage pupils across Wales to take a greater … Continue reading

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Lessons from Auschwitz 2014

In February, two Barry Sixth Formers, John Frazer and Gareth Hurman, participated in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project.  Through the project, students take part in two half-day seminars and a one-day visit to the former Nazi extermination … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day: ‘Journeys’

“… on the following day the Jews would be leaving.  All the Jews, without exception.  Even the children, even the old, even the ill.  Our destination?  Nobody knew” Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and author 

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History trip to Liverpool

On 18th June, 42 Year 9 students from Barry Comprehensive school  visited the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.  The main focus of the trip was to hear the untold stories of enslaved people and to learn about historical and contemporary … Continue reading

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