Callum is 14 years old and began playing guitar at the age of 9. He lives in South Wales in the UK. After being introduced to the guitar by his dad, Callum quickly progressed to having guitar lessons and flew through his grades with Merits and Distinctions. In passing Grade 6 with a Merit, Callum is currently working towards Grade 8.
Some of our sixth form learners were incredibly fortunate to be given the opportunity to meet The Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP and his research team last Friday to discuss the Oxbridge application process.
The visit was organised by Kyle Butcher, a current year 12 student and all the learners involved in the interviews felt that it had been of enormous help to them. Several students from Year 12 are now planning to apply for a place on Oxford University’s 2014 UNIQ summer school.
Y12 Welsh Bac are holding a Christmas trade fair on Tuesday 10th December in the foyer at lunchtime. There will be jewellery and Christmas decorations - ideal as gifts! Also some sweets and crisps will be available. Please remember to bring in extra money to spend!
Across the final three weeks of this academic term, the school is faced with the considerable challenge of packing away the entire contents of the Ebbw Vale site, before transporting these along the valley to our home at Cwmcarn, unpacking once there and preparing the Cwmcarn site in readiness for the new academic year in January 2014.
As such, the final week of term (Monday 16th to Friday 20th December 2013) has been designated a moving period to allow time for the school’s return to Cwmcarn and for staff to prepare the site for January. As you can imagine, the task of moving an entire school, once again, is an enormous undertaking for both the employees of Caerphilly Council and the staff of Cwmcarn High School.
On Wednesday 20th November 4 learners from Year 8 took part in the All Wales School Liaison Police Quiz held at Cym Rhymni School in Caerphilly. Callie Dowling, Lauren Ridd, Allana Sparks and Sam Skinner had been gathering information and revising for weeks before the competition. At the half way point the team were in the lead; 1st out of 14 schools!