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STEM Cymru Big Bang Fair – Update

Since returning from The Big Bang Fair, Head of Year 7 Mr Williams was contacted by Alex at DOW Chemicals. Alex explained how impressed they were with one of our pupils, Sam Williams in 7RD. Sam worked on changing gaskets … Continue reading

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STEM Cymru Big Bang Fair

On Thursday the 19th of April, Barry Comprehensive School teachers Mr Coles and Miss DeMott took high achieving Year 7 and 8 scientists to the STEM Cymru Big Bang Fair at the Parc Y Scarlets. After an hour and 20 … Continue reading

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Out Of This World!

Barry Comprehensive School’s year 7 pupils were asked to produce a piece of homework depicting “The Solar System”, a topic they had been studying as part of the Science Curriculum. The young scientists were asked to produce their own interpretations … Continue reading

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Year 6 scientists in the lab

Throughout November, over 70 Year 6 pupils have visited Barry Comprehensive School to participate in a Science project to investigate the function and structure of the heart. ‘More Able and Talented’ pupils from Barry Island, All Saints, Romilly, Colcot, Gladstone … Continue reading

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RAF Education Roadshow

Year 8 and 9 science students at Barry Comprehensive School welcomed the RAF Engineering Education Roadshow to school recently. Among many of the activities students were shown a demonstration of a mini jet engine.

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Year 9 take part in a ‘Smart Building’ STEM day

Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Days provide short introductory sessions for students to enhance their understanding of, and aptitude for: problem solving, creativity, design, and engineering. The ‘Smart Building Project’ STEM day at Barry Comprehensive School was sponsored by … Continue reading

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DNA Workshop at Techniquest

Barry Comprehensive School’s Year 12 Biology students recently attended a DNA photocopying workshop at Techniquest. This workshop allowed students a glimpse of the high-tech world of genetics and biotechnology. Students extracted their own DNA samples from cheek cells and then … Continue reading

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British Physics Olympiad Gold

Last term, Barry Comprehensive School Sixth Former Matthew Ireland took part in the British Physics Olympiad, which is the most challenging Physics competition in the United Kingdom. This involved taking a 2½ hour examination, which is marked externally at Oxford … Continue reading

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