Friday 10th November 2017


Years 10 to 13 Drama students visited the Storyhouse in Chester to watch a performance of Frantic Assembly’s ‘Things I Know To Be True’.  It was an emotive performance providing lots of valuable material for both practical and written exam components.

Our Year 8 boys’ Rugby Team gave another really strong performance in the Flintshire ‘Tap & Go’ Festival on Wednesday. The boys won all three matches against Argoed, Elfed and Mold Alun school. We now go through to the 1st Round of the Welsh Cup. Well done lads!

On Friday 27th October, 13 Year 11 students visited the Wales Rally GB Service Park at Deeside. The boys had a great day, enjoying a tour of the service bay in the morning and the Toyota area in the afternoon.

They experienced lots of STEM interactive events and also gained great insight into apprenticeship opportunities.

The lads involved were; Jack Hurst, Charlie Fitzgerald, Robert Price, Calum Say, Rob Overington, Aiden Burningham, Dewi Denoven, Adam Jones, Alex Trevor, Ethan Langley, Jack Felton, Sam Langford and Ewan Williams.

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Congratulations to our Year 10 boys winning 5-1 against Hagley School in Stourbridge in the Schools’ Tennis Championship.  The team now progresses into last 16 of the Northern Group of the UK Tennis Schools’ Championships. Well done to Sam Morris, Oliver Critchell, Tobias Rees-Slawson and Will Owens.

Our very own Shannon Samuel went to Cardiff City stadium on Friday 27th October to represent us, and indeed Flintshire, as a ‘Gold Ambassador’ for PE and school sport.  Shannon completed different workshops which included; Inclusion in Sport, How Sport Helps Mental Health and How to Become a Platinum Ambassador.   Shannon is now well on her way to becoming a Platinum Ambassador which is an Ambassador for all Wales.  Well done Shannon – brilliant stuff!

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Also this week, three of our Year 13 students attended the annual ‘Size of Wales Mock COP UN Conference’ at the Welsh Assembly Government building to debate climate change.  Esme Hayes, Simon Morris and Charlotte Parrish represented China and negotiated and debated upon five UN resolutions put forward by the Philippines. The conference was chaired by Tanya Steele, the CEO of WWF UK.   Our students represented us admirably and ensured their views were both heard and considered by all.

As Remembrance Day falls on the weekend this year, we will be holding our Whole School Remembrance Assembly next week on Tuesday 14th November. Students will be given the opportunity to purchase poppies for a small contribution during the week.

Please note that Study Club is cancelled on Thursday 16th November due to Year 13 Parents’ Evening, therefore Study Club buses will be for PE activities only on this day.

Have a lovely weekend.