Bryn Elian News

Bryn Elian's Got Talent Final 2017

blogEntryTopperOn Thursday 11th May, thirty three pupils performed in the final of “Bryn Elian’s Got Talent” for an audience of over 140 people. They performed a variety of acts including singing, dancing, instrumental solos and group, comedy double acts and even a Yo-yo demonstration. The judges were very impressed and had a difficult time deciding on the winners. First place was awarded to Cara and Cassie Parry who sang and played the ukulele, second place to Emma Tustin playing the harp and third place to Talia Ryan who sang. Congratulations to all who took place, a brilliant night.

Headteacher Eithne Hughes Wins Prestigious Teaching Award

blogEntryTopperCongratulations to our Headteacher, Mrs. Eithne Hughes OBE on her recent success in the inaugural Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.

Mrs. Hughes won the award for Promoting Collaboration to Improve Learning Opportunities, recognising the work she has led in the school on a number of projects, including ICT, transition, thinking skills and many aspects of pedagogy.

The award was presented by the Cabinet Secretary for Education on Sunday 7th May in a lovely ceremony at Cardiff City Hall. Read Moreā€¦

Win Little Mix Tickets

blogEntryTopperOur Young enterprise Team ‘TechEx’ will be holding a raffle to win two tickets to see Little Mix live in concert. Raffle tickets are on sale at £1 each between the 8th and 18th of May, with the lucky winner being announced on Friday 19th of May.

Bryn Elian's Got Talent - THE FINAL!

blogEntryTopperBryn Elian’s Got Talent Final - Thursday 11th May in Studio One. Tickets £5 available for Mrs Hildrew.

Easter Eggstravaganza!

blogEntryTopperOver 70 pupils took part in the Performing Arts Department Easter Eggstravaganza performance on Wednesday 5th April. The event saw solo, duet, group and whole class performances of music in all styles and from all eras performed in front of a sell-out audience in Studio One. Some of the highlights included ‘The Lamas’ a year 7 rock band performing ‘Are You With Me’, Grace McLeod in year 9 performing the Blues piece ‘Everglade’ on the guitar, the year 10 GCSE Music class performing ‘Handbags and Gladrags’, the brass group performing ‘Time To Tango’ and a harp solo ‘Mountain Stream’ and ‘Goblin Rustle’ performed by Emma Tustin. The performance finished with a rousing rendition of ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ performed by the cast of the forthcoming production of ‘Bugsy Malone’.

Estyn Award for Excellence in Education

blogEntryTopperHeadteacher, Eithne Hughes represented the school at an award ceremony in Cardiff where Ysgol Bryn Elian was one of only three secondary schools in the whole of Wales to be presented with a prestigious award recognising excellence in education and training.
In particular, the school was singled out for its inspirational leadership and highly effective work in developing pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills.

The award was presented by Chief Inspector for Wales, Meinir Rowlands and the Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams.