Yet again we have had a busy half term with fantastic opportunities for our students here at Ysgol Bryn Alyn. Year 11 have been working hard and have completed a full set of mock examinations in preparation for the summer. This culminated in a ‘brown envelope’ afternoon to give them a taste of what the real results day will be like. Students were extremely mature and have started planning their revision in order to achieve the results they want.
Our school council has grown from strength to strength and have discussed many important issues to help make Ysgol Bryn Alyn a better school. They were rewarded with a visit from MP Ian Lucas who discussed many of these issues with them.
A group of our MAAT students have been given an amazing opportunity over three months to have workshops from University lecturers and complete assignments on the topic of anti-social behaviour. Our students graduated at a ceremony celebrating their hard work at the University of Liverpool. Congratulations to all!!
It has been wonderful to welcome students from our feeder primary schools for transition workshops. They have enjoyed a variety of workshops from pizza making to dance workshops. They have been amazing ambassadors for their schools and we have loved getting to know them.
We have also run a variety of careers events to help students think about what they would like to do when they finish their educational journey with us. We have held our options evening for Year 9, World of Work for Year 10, students have visited Coleg Cambria for taster sessions and the ‘Choose Your Futures’ event.
Finally we have been lucky enough to be the first school to launch ‘Given to Shine’. This has enabled all female students access to reusable sanitary products. This amazing opportunity has opened the eyes of our students to a more environmentally friendly option.
It truly has been a busy half term and it is amazing how much students have experienced and achieved in such a short space of time. I am, as always, immensely proud of the students here at Ysgol Bryn Alyn and look forward to another exciting half term.
Mrs. Adele Slinn