This is the last blog of the year! We’ll start with two reports from colleagues, firstly from Mr Mock on the reintroduction of an RCCS Eisteddfod:-
EISTEDDFOD RHISGA 2019
It was a great pleasure to re-establish an annual Eisteddfod at Risca Community Comprehensive School on Tuesday this week. The event involved all Year 7 who were an absolute credit to Mr Williams in terms of their behaviour, enthusiasm, support for their Llysoedd (Houses) and respect for each other. In terms of levels of participation and engagement in both onstage and offstage competitions, there have been a staggering 500 entries in total with Harri Blakemore (Llys Llywelyn) earning the most points for any house. Da iawn ti!
This is a bendigedig (fantastic) start to developing further opportunities for students and staff to display their talents in a wide range of areas from art, science, technology, languages to music and dance. We could not hold the Chairing of the Bard ceremony as we do not have an Eisteddfod chair…yet! This will need to be corrected for Eisteddfod 2020. However, we had some excellent poems about Wales and we will be displaying these at the school so all can enjoy them. Another highlight was the history competition. Five students produced the most amazing 3D models of Welsh castles including cakes and models of whole villages. Arbennig o dda!
Following all the competitions, the winners of this year’s Eisteddfod are Llys Llywelyn. A huge congratulations also to Llys Dwynwen, Llys Catrin and Llys Macsen for a wonderful morning of healthy and entertaining competition. You are all winners in our eyes. Diolch yn fawr to all students who participated in the event and also to the amazing staff who supported (including a singing solo from Llys Dwynwen’s Captain, Miss Johnson). Next year, we will expand the Eisteddfod to include Year 7 and Year 8. We can’t wait! #RCCSCymraeg
Mr Mock (@RCCS_MrMock)
Diolch yn fawr, Mr Mock, I think this event will go from strength to strength! And now some news about some great work in RE by Year Eight:-
A BLOG FROM THE RE DEPARTMENT
This term we have been studying stewardship. Stewardship is a religious belief that it is our duty and responsibility to take care of our planet and protect it from climate change. The pupils in year 8 have enjoyed learning how we can save and protect our planet and are fully aware of the dangers our world faces, if as a worldwide community we do not come together and combat climate change. Our pupils were given a challenge to create a poem highlighting the importance of stewardship. Myself and Mrs Cartlidge were overwhelmed with the entries as all of them were amazing which made selecting a winner from each class very difficult. However the five pupils below did stand out, with the depth, detail and thought that had gone into their poems. Each winner has been given a certificate, achievement points and their poems will be put on display in the corridors for everyone to see. We would like to congratulate everyone in year 8 for all of their hard work this term!’ The winners are:
Ethan Dimond: 8A; Harrison Summers: 8I; Noah Richards: 8S; Akeel Khan: 8C; Mia Garkut: 8R.
Well done to the staff and pupils!
On Tuesday we held our Sports Awards evening. It was a great event and it was lovely to welcome back former pupil Cerys Jones as guest speaker. Cerys plays football for the national U17 team. Congratulations to everyone who won a prize, and indeed to everyone who has represented our school over the course of this school year.
Today we’ve had our Wellbeing Day and we’ve welcomed a number of different providers into school to help us deliver the programme. Thanks to you all. Some of our pupils and staff will be getting up very early tomorrow as they are off to the USA! Next week we have Rewards Assemblies, Sports Days, and trips, which I am sure will be enjoyed by all, and the term ends on Friday at 3pm.
So it remains for me to wish you all a great summer, and we’re looking forward to seeing you again, together with our new Y7, in September. Term starts for pupils on Tuesday 3rd at 8.50 am!
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