Following a lot of hard work, Caerleon Comprehensive School has gained re-accreditation of the Careers Wales Mark. Kate Handley, Assistant Headteacher is pictured receiving the certificate on behalf of the school, from Rebecca Sheldon, Careers Wales Account Executive.
This year’s Library Trip to the world famous Hay Festival, was enjoyed by 35 keen readers, who – despite the pouring rain - were all thoroughly entertained and inspired by the literary delights that the festival had to offer.
We started the day in one of the festival’s huge tents, for ‘An Audience with Laura Dockrill’, YA author of ‘Big Boned’, Not only did she make us laugh uncontrollably, but she also answered many questions from our delighted students and we all came away with smiles on our faces! We were particularly inspired by her encouraging message that we can all write if we really want to.
Next, we listened to a rather more serious talk from journalist and author, Sue Turton, who captivated everyone with her inspiring tales about her experiences in war zones. We hope to have her book, ‘This Book Will (Help You) Change the World’, on the library shelves soon.
The day was rounded off with a performance from award-winning poet and S4C star, Aneirin Karadog, who entertained us with a lesson on how to rap, showing that there are many different ways in which words can be used to deliver a message.
We are pleased to hear that Freddie Howells in Year 7 was an individual winner in the Year 7-9 category of the All Wales Code Competition 2018. Congratulations Freddie.
Since January, six students from years 12 and 13, Xena Perryman, Lucy Foster, Rogerio Oliviera, Hamish Myers, Tom Grant and Sian Hopkins, have been working on an innovation challenge set by Welsh Water. The students formed two groups each with its own idea to find a solution to future water management.
On Thursday 19th April, the students presented their ideas to a conference of 500 industry experts. Both groups were highly commended for their ideas and their presentations. Welsh Water were so impressed with the quality of the students’ work and the way in which they interacted with conference delegates that they took the time to write to thank them, and teacher Mr Parr, for being a credit to the school and community.
Mrs Picton was delighted to receive the attached letter of congratulations from the Chairman of the British Schools Gymnastics Association regarding the outstanding achievement of 19th and 21st place at the British Schools Gymnastics Milano Team National Finals held in Stoke-on-Trent.
The letter also goes on to say that our gymnasts contributed to the Welsh region being ranked 9th overall in the Under 13 Girls category.
A huge well done to the gymnastics squad.