This week I would like to use the blog to focus on the success of our pupils in two different activities.
As part of our enrichment programme, pupils who have little or no experience of playing an instrument have been involved in our Plastic Band (where they have the opportunity to play a range of basic training instruments). Such has been the success of this activity that this group along with Brynteg Brass took part in the Music for Youth event at the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl. The event involved pupils from across the county and where each group performed to a panel of judges who provided feedback at the end of the performances (it was not a competition but a celebration of youth music). The performance of our pupils was outstanding with some super feedback from the judges. As well as recognising the talents of our pupils, the judges also commented on the unique enrichment programme we have at Brynteg and how it provides pupils with an important opportunity to experience activities which they may otherwise not have access to.
Our year 9 rugby team played Newbridge in the semi-final of the Wales Schools’ Cup and won. This now means that they will play in the final at the Principality Stadium just after the Easter holiday. Again, this demonstrates the wealth of talent we have at Brynteg and the fact that the long tradition of sporting excellence continues. More details of the final will be made available in the coming week and, if you are able to make it, I am sure the team would welcome your support.
Brynteg is such a wonderful school and I am so proud of the fact that there is such a wide variety of experiences on offer.
The photo of the week shows some of our brilliant pupils thoroughly enjoying the experience in the Music for Youth Festival.