Thursday, 22 October 2015

The end of the first half term.

As we approach the end of the term there is so much to celebrate.  Some of the highlights are shown below.

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan is the first school in Wales to be recognised as a TEEP Ambassador School.  This means that we are a school that has focussed on the quality of learning and teaching and have looked to develop it using the TEEP methodology.  This status recognises the  hard work of the staff and our collective desire to ensure that every single learner in the school receives the best quality learning and teaching.  We will now be able to share this excellence with other schools.  This will start with a delegation of European teachers during the week beginning the 9th November 2015.  

Learners have been up to some great fundraising this half term.

Chloe in the Sixth Form has been raising monies for MacMillan. She’s counted it today & it’s currently £182.81.  

Lainey Johnson & Georgia Baxter have also been fundraising.  They have raised over £100 in the community for Breast Cancer Awareness.  This is a fantastic achievement.

We are also able to report another successful Pink Week in support of Breast Cancer.
The learners throughout the Key stages have helped to raise over £1000 (finance are still counting!)
A special thanks to the YR10 option PE group who raised over £371.50 and a special mention for the following who raised over £20.
Leah Tulsie, Maddie, Freddie Stanton, Kacey Groves, Christina Costea, Chloe Flemming, Lainey Johnson, Georgia Baxter, Laura Fox, Luke Stanley, Vikki Harris, Kieran Kearns, Connor Salisbury, Matthew Hingeley, Lucy Grocott, Sammi Casidy, Kate Bryce, Katie Cooke, Libby Williams, Charlotte Grayson and Louise Baker.

This week also saw over 350 learners and 600 parents share in the schools Annual Awards Evening.  This was a great success and was supported by Martin Daws the Welsh Children's Poet Laureate.   It was a fantastic evening.  

Six learners from Year 8 participated in the first ever Conwy Slam Poetry event in Theatre Colwyn last night. The learners performed two poems that were written during last week’s Enrichment Day; The  Key – about the effects of bullying and This World is Flawed – a poem about the state of the environment. The learners received some fantastic feedback from the judges about their performances and the message the poems were conveying and all six were a real credit to Emrys. The learners performed alongside four other schools from the county and all participants did a fantastic job of bringing their words to life.

The learners lost out on the winning title to a team from Ysgol Eirias but all enjoyed the experience of creating their own slam poetry and performing it to a very supportive audience. We are hoping that this is just the beginning of Emrys’ adventures in the slam poetry world. Watch this space…

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