Tag Archives: literacy

“Oh God, sir, she’s a dish I love not!”…Much Ado About Nothing

When the dish is Shakespeare, most students love it not, unless you are a student at Barry Comprehensive School.  Recently, Barry Comprehensive School took part in the UK’s biggest youth drama festival.  A selection of students from years 11, 12 … Continue reading

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Year 6 enjoy a Literacy Festival at Barry Comprehensive School

On 28th June approximately 150 year 6 boys experienced a very different approach to reading as part of their induction day at Barry Comprehensive.  Boys experienced the vibrant atmosphere of a festival as they browsed  at the book fair, enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytellng

On the week commencing the 3rd June, six Year 8 students from Barry Comprehensive School had the opportunity to join four Barry Primary schools at Porthkerry Park for a story telling experience. The focus was on the ‘art of storytelling’

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A Smack of Jellyfish…

‘A Smack of Jellyfish’ is an exciting Literacy and Art project that recently worked at Barry Comprehensive School. Students are asked to explore language and Art through focusing on an animal of their choice, creating a collective noun for their … Continue reading

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World Book Day at Barry Comprehensive School

Every year, as part of our World Book Day celebrations, the English Department runs its Extreme Reading competition. This year, entries were numerous and varied as usual – but the winners were announced as Dylan Stanger 7JEV for the pupils … Continue reading

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Cartoon Capers at Barry Library

A mixed group of Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils from Barry Comprehensive School were warmly welcomed each week by Barry library staff for four, three hour workshops led by Turnip Starfish, a company which specialises in animation and comic … Continue reading

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Catch-Up Literacy & Numeracy

Barry Comprehensive School’s Catch-Up programme is a scheme that is designed to improve students’ literacy and numeracy and to ensure that each individual reaches their full potential.

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