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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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ASSIST Smoking Intervention

Students from Barry Comprehensive School recently took part in a smoking intervention program called ‘ASSIST’. The students, from Year 8, had agreed to attend the two day event to train as peer supporters after being identified by other students in … Continue reading

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Salters Festival of Chemistry Success

Four students from Barry Comprehensive School were awarded a first place prize after representing the school at the Salters Festival of Chemistry at Cardiff University. The main focus of the morning was “The Salters’ Challenge”, a competitive,

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Enrichment Week 2014

The last week of the school term saw Barry Comprehensive School students and staff engage in a range experiences for ‘enrichment week’, Students had many opportunities for trips out of school, travelling to Oakwood, Margam Park, Storey Arms, Disneyland Paris, … Continue reading

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