Tag Archives: literacy

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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Gangsta Granny

On the 25th February 2016 the class of 7BR were treated to a trip to the New Theatre in Cardiff to see “Gangsta Granny”. They have been reading the extremely funny and lively book “Gangsta Granny” in the Learning Lounge … Continue reading

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Review of the Year shortlist – updated 13 April 2016

On March the 15th Barry Comprehensive School pupil, Rhys Powell will be attending the National Into Film Awards in Leicester Square. Rhys wrote a review of 2001: Space Odyssey as part of our after school ‘Film Club’ and has been … 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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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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A visit from Sweden

From February 17 to February 21 Barry Comprehensive School was pleased to host a visit for our first ever Swedish visitor, Mr Bernt Rudholm, or Mr Bernt, as he came to be known by staff and students. Bernt first heard … Continue reading

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Meet the Author

Last term Year 7 students were invited to Barry library to meet authors Michelle Briscombe and Cathy Farr. Each form class travelled down to the library where they met the author and were treated to a reading from their novel. … Continue reading

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