What an amazing first week back!
On their return to school on Monday, pupils will have noticed that they upper school canteen has been transformed to include a coffee shop. This was work which was done by the BCBC catering team during the half term break and arose out of requests from the School Council. Pupils and staff now have access to a range of hot and cold drinks as well as some far too tempting sweet and savoury snacks. The coffee shop is open for our sixth form pupils to access it throughout the day, with the rest of the school having access at breaktime. The input of our colleagues from BCBC is greatly appreciated as this has meant that our pupils are starting to see a real difference in the quality of the facilities they have at school.
Our lower school Eisteddfod took place yesterday in the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl. It was decided to hold the event in this way in order to allow pupils to experience the feel of a house competition as a group of over 700. The quality of the performances was outstanding and what was really impressive was the way in which so many of our pupils took to the stage for the first time in order to help their team. Mention must also be made of the fantastic quality of the off-stage entries, which really did demonstrate the wide range of talents of our pupils.
Finally, thank you to the 200 parents and carers who completed the online questionnaire about our provision. The findings from this are now being compiled and will be communicated via social media and used as a focal point of the next Open Meeting with the Head which is taking place on Wednesday 3rdApril at 5.30pm.
Please remember, as previously informed, we are not moving to wearing polo shirts after Easter. Pupils will only need to wear their shirt and tie to school during the warm weather and, as was the case last year, in extreme conditions, pupils will be able to wear their PE kit.
Finally, the photo of the week shows one of the many stars of the Eisteddfod who obviously completely enjoyed the event.