Star Baker - July 2014
Using the school rewards system in a way that resembled the weekly commendations on The Great British Bake-Off, pupils were awarded a praise card every time they did well in a lesson; this could have meant that they had shown outstanding knowledge or that they had shown excellent consideration for health and safety in practical lessons. This was taken one step further by tracking the number a praise cards each pupil achieved over the course of the Food Technology module.
At the end of term the names of the pupils were put into a hat; once for every praise card they had earned. The more praise cards achieved, the higher the chances of having your name picked in the draw! This term's winner was Courtney Mumford and in true Star Baker style she was presented with a prize that will hopefully inspire her to cook up a storm in the kitchen this Summer.
The ‘Glan-Y-Moyeni’ Link – June 2014
From 14 to 22 June 2014, Ysgol Glan-y-Môr had the honour to host a group of five students and two teachers from Moyeni High School in Lesotho. A variety of events was organised both at school and in our local area for them to get a taste of life in Wales. Students stayed with Glan-y-Môr students and their family during the week: they experienced how young people in Wales live and simply made new friends! It was also pleasing to see that past pupils, Caitlin Woods, Rhian Gravell, Melissa Job and Hamish Fleming came back to meet with the Basotho students as their visit to Lesotho in February 2013 made such an impact on their lives. Both schools continue with their effort to raise more funds for future exchange visits to take place soon.
For more information and photos visit the students tab and click on lesotho.