Builth Bulletin - 3

Welcome

While Key Stage 3 pupils were eagerly anticipating the big match, Year 10 pupils were busy preparing for their GCSE Core Science exams.

On Thursday we welcomed the Headteachers from Builth Wells and Llanelwedd Primary Schools and we enjoyed working together with Jonathan Nash (5 x 60) and Chris Probert (STEM) to start planning activities for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils to celebrate the stage finish of the Tour of Britain on the 7th September 2016.

 

General Announcements

 

Geography Field Trip to Borth

Last Thursday, 52 Year 8 students went to investigate coastal processes, landforms, and the management of the sea defences at Borth, Ceredigion. They were accompanied by Mrs Price, Mrs Lewis, Mr Ronicle, Mr Williams, and Mrs Price-Evans. 

A busy day was had, measuring the profile of the beach, comparing the effect of erosion on the size and roundness of the pebbles on the beach from one end of the village to the other, and also on investigating wave frequency and the angle at which the waves hit the beach. 

The students have been learning about coastal processes as part of their Year 8 Geography programme of study, and this fieldwork will form their end of year assessment project. They investigated how coastal processes affect people, and will now begin researching how people are trying to defend their village from erosion and longshore drift. 

The photographs show groups of students profiling the beach, and getting up close to the new rock groynes which form part of Borth's coastal defences.

A fun day was had by all - they worked hard, and played hard during their lunch hour!  

 

 

School Gardening Club

Take a look at some before and after photos of the school garden.

I'm sure you will agree that due to the hard work of staff (in particular Lily and Gina) and a small band of pupils it is looking a much more pleasant space.

It is hoped that some of the vegetables grown will be used in the Enrichment cooking club and potted plants will be sold at Summer Fair.

The school was successful in applying for a grant which is a lottery funded initiative called Polli-Nation. It aims to encourage all within this school community to value and protect our environment and in particular, our pollinating insect species. There are already some great habitat areas in school and it is hoped that these areas can be further enhanced to encourage pollinators.

Builth High School is the lead school in this project linking with Builth, Franksbridge and Llanelwedd primary schools. If you would like to learn more about the project please contact Dai Davies.

Gardening club takes place on a Wednesday both at lunch time and after school. 

 

Pupil Success

 

Judo

Congratulations to past pupil Natalie Powell who has officially been selected by Team GB for the Rio Olympics. 

 

Equestrian

Congratulations to Melita Powell who has been crowned Indoor Horse Driving Trials National Junior champion. Her next target is to qualify for the Welsh team again for the Scurry and Trials Driving World Championships which will be held in Sandringham in September. 

Congratulations to Charlotte Nixon who has been selected to ride for Wales and Borders in the under 18 British Eventing squad.

 

Forthcoming events

 

Housekeeping

A team of ESTYN inspectors will be in school from 21st to 23rd June monitoring the progress the school is making on it's improvement journey.