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Year 11 Prom

June 30th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

We had a fantastic Year 11 prom in school on  Friday 23rd July. Awesome turnout as always. Many thanks to staff for making this happen and good luck Year 11!

Year 11 leavers day

June 22nd, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

We had a fabulous day in school at our Year 11 leavers day.  The atmosphere in school was buzzing.  All pupils and staff enjoyed the day.  We wish all of our Year 11 pupils all the very best in their future.

Invictus Games Toronto 2017

June 14th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

Veteran Paul Harding joined the Army in 1976 and served for 12 years, rising to the rank of Sergeant. He is looking to compete in a mammoth six events at the 2017 Invictus Games: wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming and golf. Paul, who suffers psychologically as a result of his service, said: “Sport has given me a reason to engage with people again. I have spent so long isolated from everybody, but I am looking forward to Invictus and being around like-minded people again.” Paul has now joined the Cardiff Met Archers wheelchair basketball team, and is training hard with the Help for Heroes sports recovery team in South Wales, where he lives.  “Sport has also given me the opportunity to tell other veterans the benefits of engaging in sport. Help for Heroes is giving me excellent support, and I would like to be able to compete in more competitions to show being injured in service is not the end of your life”.  Paul works here at Llanwern High School with our Cadets.  We are so proud of Paul for undertaking this fantastic opportunity and wish him all the very best!

Parental Engagement Day for Year 8

June 13th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

We had an amazing Year 8 Parental Engagement Day in school today.  Many thanks to all parents who turned up (and are continuing to turn up) to be informed about their child’s progress by key members of staff.  Many thanks to our fantastic pupils Gurdas Singh, Joshua Watkins, Zane Manship, Lorri-Anne Hurley, Kelsey Cole and Katie Taylor.  They helped massively today and were a delight!

Twelfth Night Theatre Trip to the Globe in London

June 13th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

Our Year 13 pupils had a fantastic time in London when they went to see the Twelfth Night production at the Globe Theatre in London.  This show was full of hijinks and bittersweet hilarity as Emma Rice directed Shakespeare’s timeless, soulful and irrepressible comedy.

Mark Jones 10EG

June 12th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

Congratulations to Mark Jones! He is off to Estonia with 29 other cadets from Wales on the 22nd of July for 8 days. He will be doing a mixture of cultural activities, adventure training and military skills.  We wish you all the very best for this exciting opportunity!

School Paris Trip

June 9th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

Madame Williams accompanied by Miss Hyde, Mr Winship and Mr Beard took 32 pupils on the annual trip to Paris. The trip was a tremendous success this year with the pupils behaving impeccably at all times. The coach driver complimented them on their behaviour on the coach and how clean they kept it throughout the trip. The trip comprised of one day at the French theme park Parc Asterix; a cultural day that included a guided tour of the Stade de France (where pupils saw the changing rooms, jail, Presidents suite and were able to run out of the tunnel onto the side of the pitch), going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, a boat trip on the Seine, followed by a tour of the Monmartre area including the Sacre Coeur; one day at Euro Disney and finally shopping on the way home at Cite Europe.
All staff were proud of the pupils’ behaviour during the trip. The parents loved the fact that we posted photos regularly on Twitter so they could follow and see the great experience their children were having.

Preston Wheeler

June 9th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

Preston performed in an exclusive event for teachers at an inclusion through arts event for South East Wales Arts and Education Network.  Along with his mentor Dean Yhnell, Preston performed his own rap composition and received a rousing reception. We are so proud of Preston wheeler and all that he is achieving in his love of rap!

Emma Taylor Year 12

June 9th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

Congratulations to Emma Taylor Year 12 for being selected for the UCL Access to Justice Summer School to be held at UCL Faculty of Laws from July 31st – August 5th 2017.  Emma was picked from an overwhelming number of strong applications for the programme and they were particularly impressed with the quality of her application and written statement.  Awesome news Emma we are thrilled for you!

Champions League Trophy in School

May 8th, 2017 by Julie Brunnock

We were highly honoured today to have the Champions League Trophy in our school.  The atmosphere in school was awesome as pupils and staff  lined up to have their picture taken with the trophy ahead of The UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, June 3, which will be held at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.  Many thanks to all from the FAW who arranged this with our school and really have made our football fans dreams come true with this once in a lifetime opportunity.