Royal Navy Visit - Thursday 6th February 2014
The pupils at Glan-y-Môr School were put through their paces last week.
A team from the Royal Navy descended on the school in the hopes of illustrating the importance of a shipshape and healthy lifestyle.
Although somewhat apprehensive at first, the students soon warmed up to the Fit For Life team, getting enthusiastically involved in all the excitement of the day's activities.
Professional Navy fitness instructors put the PE students to the test on Thursday, teaching them a tough exercise regime to promote an active lifestyle, and two Navy chefs showed the Year 10 Catering and Hospitality department how they make curry using a secret and very chocolatey ingredient.
Members of the Navy also recited stories to the children, recalling time spent in different countries, absorbing different cultures, and exploring all the world had to offer — drawing attention to the possibilities of following this career.
The Royal Navy Fit For Life team was very impressed with the pupils at Glan-y-Môr, congratulating them on their skills in the kitchen and their abilities to keep up with Navy-level exercises.
And the youngsters were said to be equally impressed by what the naval staff taught them on the day. Student Olivia Hughes was particularly struck by the visit.
"It was a good experience," she said. "It gave us a taste of what life in the Navy would really be like."
Inspired by the catering class, Olivia is now looking further into a career in the Navy.
Police Commissioners Visit -
Thursday 23rd January 2014
During his visit Mr Christopher Salmon spoke to both staff and pupils to discuss their views on community policing.
Pupils Get A Buzz Out of Scientific Discovery Day
Mathematicians and scientists of the future could soon be discovered in Burry Port.
Glan-y-Môr School has teamed up with Stem Cymru to promote the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
This initiative comes following concerns over shortages of future engineers and to promote potentially vast career opportunities within these industries.
In a bid to spark their interest, pupils from Years 9 to 11 have taken part in a number of projects over the past few months.
Learning Leader for Vocational Faculty, Mrs Susan Quirk, was pleased with the pupils’ enthusiasm.
She said “It has been a brilliant experience. The energy and the buzz was very good”.
Projects included the Saturday Engineering Club run by Coleg Sir Gâr, which has attracted the interest of pupils in Years 10 and 11.After attending the club they took part in an Engineering Challenge at Schaeffler Technologies (INA) Bearings.
Year 10 also displayed their skills through their involvement in an Environment Day, where pupils explored the impact of wind turbines being sited off Burry Port.
On 22nd January, eighteen Year 9 pupils took part in an Engineering Day for Girls at Gower College, during which they learned all about engineering tasks from working as structural engineers to digital engineers.
Finally on 29th January, we played host to Bob Cater, Chief Executive Officer of Stem Cymru and Jessica Jones, a female ambassador for the organisation and former UK Young Engineer of the Year. Pupils put on a range of activities for them, including development of the wind turbine project, using computer aided design, and crash impact trials for vehicles, using eggs. Mrs Quirk added, “What was lovely about this was our primary pupils got to work with the older pupils”. Past pupil Seb Payne who is studying a Stem subject at Coleg Sir Gâr came in and talked to them. “Pupils also got to speak with a world expert on wind turbines just before he was jetting off from Heathrow, who was very impressed with them”.
This scheme was great as it brought young and old pupils together to work in collaboration.