Media Experience at Cardiff City FC

Mr Damon Williams, Rhys Wolfe-Adams, Alexander Hamer, Rhys Powell, Mark Williams, Miss Charlotte Bowkett, Wesley Ballysingh, Daley Chapman and Ben Colton at Cardiff City FC

Mr Damon Williams, Rhys Wolfe-Adams, Alexander Hamer, Rhys Powell, Mark Williams, Miss Charlotte Bowkett, Wesley Ballysingh, Daley Chapman and Ben Colton at Cardiff City FC

During April, Year 10 and 11 students from Barry Comprehensive School, accompanied by teachers Mr Williams and Miss Bowkett, attended a media experience day courtesy of Cardiff City FC. The match in question was a rejuvenated Cardiff City side, under the guidance of the old master Neil Warnock, against an ever improving and confident Brentford Town.

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School open as normal for all year groups

School will be open as normal for all year groups this week (23 – 26 May 2017 inclusive).

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Cardiff & Vale School Basketball Association U13 Champions

Barry Comprehensive School’s Year 8 basketball team, this year’s Cardiff and Vale School Basketball Association U13s winners, with Mr Hutton

The Year 8 basketball team, this year’s Cardiff and Vale School Basketball Association U13s winners, with Mr Hutton

Barry Comprehensive School’s Year 8 basketball team arrived at the Cardiff City House of Sport in confident mood to play in the Cardiff and Vale School Basketball Association U13s final against Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg.

The team were ready for the challenge having completed the season winning all of their matches, including defeating their opponents earlier in the season. Game on! Continue reading

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Adventures in the land of Fire and Ice

Group photo on the crater rim of Eldfell volcano

Group photo on the crater rim of Eldfell volcano

During the first week of the Easter holidays 23 students from Barry Comprehensive and 20 students from Cowbridge Comprehensive joined together to visit Iceland.

The students, all studying A levels in Geology or Geography, spent six days studying the spectacular landscapes of this unique country.

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Pupils quiz former student on life inside Number Ten

Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Kristo Ellis, Rhys Powell, Niall Connor, Wesley Ballysingh, Osborn Rogers, Chris Wilkins and Gerard McNamara

Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Kristo Ellis, Rhys Powell, Niall Connor, Wesley Ballysingh, Osborn Rogers, Chris Wilkins and Gerard McNamara

Students from Barry Comprehensive received a special guest at the school last week. Chris Wilkins, the Prime Minister’s director of strategy, popped in to the school directly from Number 10 to give a talk to Year 10 pupils with an interest in politics and current affairs.

Mr Wilkins, a former Barry Comprehensive pupil himself, was appointed by Theresa May last year and was invited to the school by Vale MP Alun Cairns to discuss his inspiring journey Continue reading

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‘In it to Win it’ Spring 2017

Year 9 Spring 2017 ‘In It To Win It’ prize winners with Mrs Ellis

Year 9 Spring 2017 ‘In It To Win It’ prize winners with Mrs Ellis

At the end of another busy term, Barry Comprehensive School held the spring ‘In It to Win It’ draw with a range of fantastic prizes awarded to students for excellence in attendance, attitudes to learning and academic success.

Students collected their tickets throughout the term in the knowledge that the more tickets accumulated, the more chances there are to win a prize.  Continue reading

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Heading to Barcelona in style

John Moore (CJCH Solicitors), David Williams (Head of PE), John Moyle (CJCH Solicitors) and David Manley with the squad in their amazing new tour kit

John Moore (CJCH Solicitors), David Williams (Head of PE), John Moyle (CJCH Solicitors) and David Manley with the squad in their amazing new tour kit

Barry Comprehensive School’s Under 14 Rugby Squad were delighted to receive their special tour kit as they prepare for their trip to Barcelona.

The squad of 35 boys leave for Spain on Wednesday 5th April and will really look the part on their challenging tour. Barry based solicitors CJCH have provided the team with T Shirts and hoodies, whilst Merthyr based Hoover Ltd have made a large contribution towards the Jerseys. The group have also been donated a set of polo shirts to wear to certain events by South Wales Monuments based in Caerphilly. Continue reading

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CAVC Challenge 2017

The Aeronautical Engineering Team before starting their task

The Aeronautical Engineering Team before starting their task

Aspiring construction technicians and aircraft engineers from Barry Comprehensive School took part in the CAVC Aero and Design and Construction Challenge recently.

Teams from schools across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan took part in the challenge at Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) and at the International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT) at Rhoose.  Continue reading

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