On Wednesday 18th March the Religious Education department went on a 4 day visit to Amsterdam with year 9 students. The visit was an opportunity to enrich the pupils knowledge and understanding of the topics studied during this academic year. As part of the visit the students visited numerous landmarks including the Anne Frank museum, Portuguese Synagogue and the Van Gogh museum.
Girls into Science and Industry
Plasmawr has taken advantage of opportunities offered by STEM Wales recently, allowing groups of girls from years 8 and 9 to visit Aberthaw power station near Barry. These industry visits, and engineering in particular, gave the girls an opportunity to have a guided tour of the site, and the opportunity to design and build a wind turbine to produce energy from renewable sources.
EESW Engineering Scheme
On Monday March 16th, eight Year 12 pupils attended the finals day of the EESW Engineering scheme at Celtic Manor. This was the highlight and finale of a joint project with the BBC to solve a problem related to electronics and sound. This was the culmination of 5 months of hard and challenging work in a whole new area for all members, but also an opportunity to contribute to the project which led to the Crest Gold Award for work on an industrial project.
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|During the recent British Council International Awards Ceremony held at the Millennium Centre, a group of young students from Plasmawr received the 'The Connecting Classrooms Outstanding Participant Award' award. The award recognises the work that occurs between Plasmawr and its partner school in Lesotho, Moshoeshoe II High School. The judges look for the impact of the partnership on the curriculum; what the two schools are doing to ensure the continuation of the partnership; the impact of the partnership on the wider community and how the partnership has encouraged pupils to tackle global issues such as children's rights and poverty worldwide. The partnership plays an important role in our effort to develop our pupils as global citizens. The schools have been awarded a grant from the British Council to enable two teachers from both schools to return again this year. The photograph shows members of Globe (Pupil Group Global Citizenship) receiving the award. Megan Mead, Mair Thomas, Amy Lloyd Evans, Gareth Scourfield, Gwyn Robins.|
|It is with great pleasure that we can announce that ‘Digon’, a Plasmawr group led by Mr Marc Lewis (Head of Drama & Media Studies), has been nominated for a St David’s Day Award by the First Minister, Mr Carwyn Jones. ‘Digon’ has received an incredible amount of attention and recognition for its ground breaking work on anti-homophobic bullying.|
|A group of Year 7s & 8s had a very successful week recently in the field of gymnastics. Caitlin Boyle and Maisie Goman won the pairs competition at the Urdd gala in Aberystwyth, before joining with Georgia Hancock to win the trio competition. Within two days, with Theo, Adam and Dominic, they won the Floor and Vault competition at the Welsh Schools final, with the girls and Dominic also victorious as a foursome. They will all be representing Wales at the British Finals competition in March.|
|A group of six of Year 12 Plasmawr pupils won the judges special award at the recent F1 Challenge competition held in Swansea. The task was to design an F1 car using computer aided design software (CAD), and race against similar cars. They were also required to compile a report and make a formal presentation in front of the judges. We would like to thank the Principality for supporting the project.|