Bryn Elian News

ISB has 2 new Members!

blogEntryTopperPupils in the Base were delighted to welcome two guinea pigs at the beginning of the Autumn Term.

Herbert and Humphrey are male rough haired guinea pigs and have taken up residence in a corner of the classroom in their two storey cage. They are handled daily and are getting used to all the attention from pupils and staff. Humphrey seems to be the boss and has become very vocal, especially when food is about. Herbert has wild hair and is quite shy.

We are planning to get them an outside run next year, so they will be on the grass outside the Learning Zone in the spring!

Skills Wales Roadshow

blogEntryTopperFifty pupils from Year 10 recently visited Venue Cymru for the Skills Wales Roadshow, to gain an insight into the support and advice that is available to help guide them. The visit enabled pupils to gather a wealth of information about available courses, apprenticeships, careers in the army and they also had the opportunity to speak to Careers Wales representatives.

On the day there were lots of activities for the pupils to take part in – cooking, simulator experiences, building and experiencing lots of new technology to encourage pupils to think about the right path to take in life. The photograph shows Mr. Whitfield and Tom Wilkinson sampling the challenge of tank driving!

Children in Need 2015

blogEntryTopperFor Children in Need 2015, the sixth form raised over £270, through sponsored activities such as a trampoline extravaganza and a fancy dress day. Form 8B also organised a raffle and a sponsored silence to raise money, taking responsibility for sufficiently organising their efforts. Well done to all involved.

YBE Open Evening 2015

blogEntryTopperOur October Open Evening for Year 5 and 6 parents and pupils was a huge success with hundreds of people coming along to see what we have to offer!

The theme for the evening was ‘Discovery’ and the school was organised into six themed areas of learning. Children and parents enjoyed getting involved in the many demonstrations and hands-on activities, including interactive games and handsets in Maths, making retro key rings in ICT/DT and making wonderful lava lamps on the space–themed English corridor! The Open Evening is always an exciting evening and staff and present pupils alike enjoyed the opportunity to showcase the many exciting learning opportunities available here at Bryn Elian.

See more photos from our Open Evening on our Facebook page.

GCSE Results 2015

blogEntryTopperYsgol Bryn Elian is once again celebrating a remarkable set of GCSE results, adding to the great success of last week’s ‘A’ level results. In excess of 98 %of the school’s Year 11 students achieved at least the equivalent of 5 A*-C grades and all students leaving with at last the equivalent of 5 GCSE’s. The school’s results have broken all records for the main performance indicators and are the best in the school’s history. The staff, pupils and Governors are delighted with the outstanding results achieved. Read More…

A Level Results 2015

blogEntryTopper2015 results are exceptional yet again at Ysgol Bryn Elian.

Once again, we are delighted by the outstanding results achieved by our dedicated and hard working pupils and the continued positive trends over the past few years. All students gained qualifications with in excess of a third of pupils gaining at least 1 A* or equivalent. This stunning figure is matched by the number of pupils who gained 2 or more A levels at grades A*-C, through our academically rigorous curriculum. Yet again, all pupils, without exception, left with qualifications. Read More…

TechnoCamp at YBE

blogEntryTopperYear 8 pupils in Bryn Elian were treated to an exciting computer programming experience this week, through a Welsh Government funded programme. Technocamps is an outreach programme designed to reinvigorate the computer science curriculum in schools across Wales. Bryn Elianís computer department is at the forefront of developments in programming, having run many successful community projects for local children and their parents through their Tech Dojo initiative. Read More…

Lab in a Lorry

blogEntryTopperLab in a Lorry, a mobile science lab for young people, visited Ysgol Bryn Elian Year 9 pupils. The aim of Lab in a Lorry is to encourage positive attitudes towards the sciences and to make science and engineering more attractive to 11-14 year olds.

Designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, Lab in a Lorry offers 11-14 year olds the opportunity to explore the sciences through specially created interactive experiments. Read More…

Wizard of OZ

blogEntryTopperThe spring term ended with the musical ‘The Wizard of Oz’, being performed in the school studio theatre. There were outstanding performances from Lucy Roberts (Dorothy), Thomas Wootton
(the Tin Man), Tomos Jones (the Scarecrow) and Georgia Kirkbride (the Lion). Read More…