Builth Bulletin 19


After months of rehearsal, pupils from Builth Wells High School had a busy day competing at Regional Brecon and Radnor round of the Urdd Eisteddfod in Brecon on Saturday 25th March. This was a very successful day for the school and we have now booked the bus to take us to the National Urdd Eisteddfod which is being held in Bridgend between 29 May and 3 June 2017.


General Announcements


Year 11 Revision

This week we have launched GCSEPod for our Year 10 and 11 pupils. GCSEPod is an award-winning service to give your child access to thousands of hours of professionally produced, audio-visual content which will benefit them throughout the coming year.

GCSEPod has over 4,000 teacher-written, audio-visual pods which have been produced specifically for learning, homework and revision. The Pods contain all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for GCSE success.

They won’t need to use GCSEPod for long to see the impact; in fact, consistent use of just 10 minute chunks is proven to support achievement whatever your child’s target grades.

The GCSEPod website can be viewed on mobiles, tablets and PCs and the Pods can be downloaded for offline viewing. The Pods are mapped to the curriculum and students can access pre-set exam playlists which collate all the Pods relevant to a specific exam into a neatly organised list.

Once your child has activated their account they can browse the Pod library and create their own playlists – just as they would when they’re listening to music. We recommend that you discuss GCSEPod with your son or daughter to ensure that they have successfully activated their accounts and encourage them to make use of this service throughout their GCSEs.


British Science Week 2017 @ScienceWeekUK #BSW17

On Monday 10th March Year 7 pupils took part in a series of practical workshops focusing on space-related activities led by the Institute of Physics.

On the Thursday 16th March Year 7 pupils travelled to Aberystwyth University as part of National Science and Engineering week. Pupils (and staff) had the opportunity to particpate in a “hands-on” circus of experiments and exhibitions.




On Friday 17th March Mrs Kennedy and four pupils attended the Senior Eco-Committee Conference: “Litter – Let’s Have Less” at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.


Year 9 Options

On Thursday 16th March Year 9 pupils and their parents/carers had the opportunity to discuss their option choices for KS4.


Pupil Success


Eisteddfod Rhanbarth Brycheiniog a Maesyfed
Regional Urdd Eisteddfod – Breconshire & Radnorshire


Unawd Llinynnol(String Solo) Bl. 10 a dan 19 oed Hunan ddewisiad (242) – Bethan Jones 10C - Ail

Côr Merched (Girls Choir) S.A. Bl. 13 ac iau Ave Maria (206)  - Cyntaf

Unawd Merched (Girls Solo) Bl. 7-9 Gwanwyn (194) Tayla Davies 8C1 Ail - Elin Bolland 8C2 Trydydd

Unawd Piano (Piano Solo) Bl. 7- 9 Hunan-ddewisiad (238)(2) Elin Bolland 8C2 - Cyntaf

Deuawd (Duet) Bl. 7-9 Cwsg Lwli Cwsg (196) Elin Bolland 8C2 ac Annie Cromie 7C2 - Cyntaf

Grŵp Llefaru (Group Recitation) Bl. 7, 8 a 9 DIY (344) - Cyntaf

Unawd (Solo) 19-25 oed (200) – Cyn-ddisgybl Sophie Jones - Cyntaf

Deuawd (Duet) Bl. 10 a dan 19 oed Nos o Ser a Nos o Serch (199) – Cerys Greason-Walker ac Elinor Hulin-Taylor 10C - Cyntaf

Llefaru Unigol (Individual Recitation) Bl. 7 - 9 Dau lygad ar un wlad (342) Brân Davies 8C2 - Ail

Cyflwyno Alaw Werin (Folk Melody) Unigol Bl. 7, 8 a 9 Cân Crwtyn y Gwartheg (217) Mabli Jones 8C1 - Ail

Parti Merched Bl. 7, 8 a 9 Rhosyn yr Haf (203) – Cyntaf


Cyntaf 1st     Ail 2nd           Trydydd 3rd




Sporting activities


On Monday 10th March 31 Year 8 and 9 boys participated in a South Powys Football Tournament in Brecon. Congratulations to the year 8 team who came first.



On Tuesday 11th March 16 Year 7 and 8 girls participated in a county hockey event.



congratulations to Wyn Williams in Year 11 who was the runner up at the Brecknock & Radnor Sports Awards.


Forthcoming Events


Dates for your diary

Year 9 Parents’ Evening - Thursday 30th March 16.00 – 18.30 in the Bwyty

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Parent / Carers Presentation - Wednesday 29th March 2017 18.00 - 20.00 in Y Bwyty

INSET Day (Easter holiday begins for pupils) - Friday 7th April

Summer Term – Monday 24th April