Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Our warmest congratulations to former pupil, Chloe Tutton on becoming the new British record holder in the 200m Breast Stroke! Chloe claimed the title at the end of a fantastic race during the recent British Swimming Championships. Fantastic Chloe – we hope to follow your success all the way to Rio!


Abbie Balch attended the prestigious Young Achievers Reception at Buckingham Palace in recognition of her outstanding achievements and dedication to St John Ambulance Wales. This was a once in a life time opportunity where her achievement was recognised by HRH Princess Anne, who is the Commandant in Chief of St John Ambulance.

Students from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda attend the annual Oxford and Cambridge Universities student conference held at the Liberty Stadium Swansea. Students gained an insight to the courses offered at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities in addition to student life, finance and making a competitive application. The event aims to encourage potential year 11/12 students to submit applications to study at these prestigious Universities in the future.

It was a special day for young people in Mid Glamorgan who received recognition for their hard work in the Community (Volunteering) from the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Mrs Jayne Ann James. Jack Harries was recognised for his continued dedication to the community receiving a £150 prize award.

Some of our boys who are members of the Rhondda Schools Rugby Squad enjoyed an unforgettable afternoon this week as they met with The Wales Rugby Team. They also took part in a practice session with the squad. Here are some of our Year 9 boys with Dan Lydiate!

Here’s Yr 10 Cailin Evans competing at another international competition on the weekend – ardderchog Cailin!

A group of students from Y Cymer recently took part in the BBC News School Report project. As part of the report, which was broadcast on BBC 1 News, the students met with First Minister, Mr Carwyn Jones to quiz him on his views regarding sixteen-year-olds right to vote. He told the students "If you can get a job, if you can pay taxes, if you can join the armed forces, then why not be able to vote" The six, Daisy Norton, Jenni Page, Ryan Evans, Tegan Rees, Dafydd Veck and Lowri James also experience life at the BBC studios. The experience was most certainly one neither they, or their teacher, Miss Carly Jones, will never forget!

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