Penarth Learning Community
To view the Penarth Learning Community website CLICK HERE. On this website you will be able to follow all the latest developments and live webcam footage of the new school build.
The following are from the artist Christian Ryan who is designing the glass entrances for the new school.
St Cyres Visit Hay Festival
Just before half term, fifty pupils from years 7, 8 and 9 attended the well renowned literacy festival at Hay-on-Wye. Much fun was had browsing the activities, book shops and stalls before joining many other local schools for the eagerly anticipated presentation by Sophie McKenzie, author of ‘The Medusa Project’ series. The author gave pupils excellent creative writing tips and spoke about her new release ‘Missing Me’ the latest in the ‘Missing’ series. After a break for lunch and more shopping, pupils once again gathered in the main marquee, this time for a hugely entertaining performance by the Etherington Brothers. The brothers Lorenzo and Robin, British comic creators, gave a very animated presentation about genre, comic illustration and writing which had pupils out of their seats cheering! Pupils raced to the book shop afterwards to have their books signed by the authors who were eager to chat to them about their day at Hay. It was all too soon time to leave, everyone agreed they’d had a fantastic day and look forward to going again next year.
Cyres Sound Goes Visual
Cyres Sound Radio can now be watched as well as listened to. The studio has been equipped with three high quality web cams allowing listeners to see what the presenters get up to, even when the songs are playing. The presenters can control the camera angles and add extra video, titles and pictures to the feed. If you would like to check out the studio, click on the link on the homepage of www.stcyres.org
Ellen has UNIQ Opportunity
Congratulations to Ellen Mahenthiralingam who has been awarded a summer scholarship at the University of Oxford. Ellen was thrilled to gain one of the few places against very stiff competition. Ellen is looking foward to reading German at the summer school, and will be taught by some of the leading academics in the country.
Hearing Resource Base
Visit the Senedd
Three Pupils from the Hearing Resource Base met with Assembly Members at the Senedd on 7th May. Leam, Caitlin and Ryan helped to produce a short film about the experiences of deaf teenagers in school and this is being used to support a national campaign to improve attainment for all deaf children in Wales.
In February, Felix Peterken and Millie Baston were appointed Construction Ambassadors by Leadbitter and St Cyres School. In this role, Felix and Millie will be involved in a range of activities which will enable the to communicate between the pupils and the projectteam. Felix and Millie will be speaking to current pupils in assemblies and at the School Council and will also be visiting our feeder primary schools. Meeting members of the local community and working with Construction Ambassadors from the new Ysgol Y Deri will also be a part of their role.At a special event held at Leadbitter’s educational and community facilities on the Sully Road location of the site, Felix and Millie were presented with their all-important safety equipment and a certificate to mark the occasion. There was an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends and to get a glimpse of the opportunities to come.
Gemau Cymru Atomic Touch U13 tournament
Congratulations to the Year 7 & 8 girls who have been invited to compete in the Gemau Cymru Atomic Touch U13 tournament on July 7th in Cardiff International Sports Stadium. There are 20 teams in all from all over wales – all qualified through the recent Regional Competition.
Year 12 students Ffion Thomas and Theo Llewellyn displaying their Highly Commended and Commended certificates from the 2013 Biology Olympiad.In the 2013 Biology Challenge Ben Cole achieved a Silver Certificate. Sally Wheatley, Anja Maunder, Ronak Shah and Anjali Ramani achieved a Highly Commended certificate and Rachel Prew, Connor Singleton, Nathan Righton, Isabella Podesta, Emma Davies, Gabrielle Wilson, Matthew Jackson, Sion Peckham and Jack Pickford achieved Commended certificates.Congratulations to all the successful students.