Sunday, 26 April 2015

The week has been action packed as always.  Sometimes when I sit down to write my blog I am amazed by the number of activities that are going on in the school.  Clearly I am only able to record a few so please do visit the website  http://www.emrysapiwan.conwy.sch.uk and the schools Twitter Feed @emrysapiwansch. to find out more about what is going on in the school.






This week we celebrated World Book Night.  This took place on Thursday.  We were very grateful to everyone who came to support the event and help us to promote the importance of reading.  As part of this event we launched our new look library which has been updated by a dedicated team of staff.  I am very grateful for their hard work and commitment.  We really do have outstanding staff in Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan who are driven to ensure the very best for each and every learner in the school.

I have included some of the pictures from the event below.

Parents and Learners enjoying a workshop

Looking at some of the books  















Also during this week we celebrated the achievement of some of our learners in the Regional Finals of the UKMT challenge.  A great example of learners pushing themselves and 'Daring to Achieve'.  Well done and keep up the great work.
Learners from the UKMT Challenge
We were once again fortunate to be able to welcome the Welsh Young Peoples Poet Laureate to Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan.  This week he was working with a group of learners on creating a rap.  This event just happened to take place very near to my office and I could certainly hear the enthusiasm of the learners!  This is another great example of how we can work together to make literacy fun.





Finally, you may have been aware of some coverage of our Engage @ Emrys programme in the media this week.  The news has been celebrating our Archery Club, just one of the many activities taking place after school each week.  Please do follow the link below to see the full range of activities on offer.

http://issuu.com/emrysapiwan/docs/additional_learning_activities

Finally for this week I would like to congratulate all the Year 11's who have been attending after school revision and support sessions.  Keep up the good work to ensure you achieve your potential in August 2015.

Next week we have 175 learners from our Primary Schools joining us for a special day of activities.  We are really looking forward to meeting them and welcoming them to our school.

Dare to Achieve @ Emrys

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