Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Year 13 student and Head Girl Chloe Wilson has been offered a prestigious place to study at the world famous American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in the heart of New York! Past students include Danny DeVito and Anne Hathaway. Chloe completed a rigorous audition round of performing – which included both acting and singing. We are delighted that Chloe’s talent has been recognised on a world-wide stage She is a fantastic ambassador for our school and Wales and we wish her every success!

Elinor Rees and Kiera Wedlake, both Year 13 students, have taken part in this year's 'Lessons from Auschwitz' project. The two were very privileged to take part in a workshop held in Cardiff where they listened to Guest Speaker, Eva Clarke, who was born in the concentration camp. On 24.2.16 they travelled to Poland where they visited Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz-Birkenau. It was an emotional but very memorable visit for them both.

Congratulations to our Netball First Team on winning the area league. The team won every game of the season - quite a result! The team also finished a close second in a recent tournament, with Dione Rose named Player of the Tournament. Fantastic girls!

Congratulations to Yr 10 skater, Cailin Evans on her recent performance on the ice rink at the Bradford Open Championships. She is a very talented ice skater and we wish her continued success!

Congratulations to everyone who represented the school at the recent Urdd Swimming Gala, held on Saturday 23.1.16. The Year 11+ boys relay team succeeded in winning a gold and silver medal! Keenan Napper also won an individual bronze and the boys 7/8 relay also won bronze! Congratulations to all!

As part of their studies this year, Year 8 Geography students have been researching life in Brazil, and in particular, Rochina, an area known as Favelas, common in urban areas of Brazil. Part of the project included recreating living conditions in this area - using a variety of materials such as Lego and textiles. Some of the most impressive work was produced by Megan Fitzgerald, Megan Evans and Lili Griffith. Well done Year 8!

Our sincere thanks go to members of the school Netball squad who helped run and officiate at the recent Glamorgan Valley Netball Tournament, organised by the Urdd.

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