Friday 12th May 2017

We are pleased to report that we now have a Defibrillator in school, which will be located in main reception. Thank you to Nick Aitken from Welsh Hearts who presented the Defibrillator on Tuesday and also gave Mr. Pugh, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Millership training on how to use it.

The main exam season started this week with Year 11 sitting their first Welsh paper on Tuesday. Our Year 12 students begin their study leave today, returning on 12th June to prepare for Year 13. Our Year 13 and Year 11 Leaving Ceremonies take place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May respectively. Invitations have been sent home to parents and carers. Our Guest Speakers are Miss Catrin Pugh for Year 13 and Miss Louise Reynolds for Year 11, both of whom are ex students.

On Thursday Welsh Cycling came into school to give our students mountain bike lessons across the day. Mr. Ian McLean a Welsh Cycling mountain bike coach led the session and took the students through safety checks, confidence building and skills. This was an extremely successful day that the students thoroughly enjoyed and I would like to thank Welsh Cycling for their time. Read The Leader article here.

We also staged our boys and girls road to Wimbledon challenges this week. HSBC Road to Wimbledon is the biggest junior tournament in British Tennis and gives all U14 players the opportunity to progress and compete on the world famous grass courts at Wimbledon. On Wednesday Hannah Ison, Year 8 and Mischa Williams, Year 7 played with Hannah now progressing to the girls county finals in July.

On Thursday Toby Rees-Slawson, Year 9 and Tommy Ellis, Year 9 played, Toby will now also progress to the county finals in July. If successful at the finals, our winners will progress through to the national finals at the world famous Wimbledon Tennis Centre! I will keep you up to date with their progress in future blogs.