The pupils had such a good a time and loved it!
Absolutely amazing session with Sean from Forces Fitness today!
The pupils had such a good a time and loved it!
It is official, Ysgol Maesydderwen have signed up for a sports relief games this year.
Our sports relief day will be on Friday 18th March involving years 7, 8 and 9, as well as the sixth form.
Years 7, 8 and 9 will be taking part in a skip-a-thon and year 12 and 13 alongside Miss Thomas will be taking part in an all day Spin-a-thon. Staff are also involved, talking part in various physical activities such as netball matches and workout classes.
We are aiming to raise as much money as possible through sponsorship money and paying to take part.
LETS GET PHYSICAL !!
These are the documents from our Year 9 Drop-in Options Clinic held on May 7th.
To view them electronically please click on the links below.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
The schools talented Year 9 rugby team challenged the staff of Ysgol Maesydderwen to a game of touch rugby. The match played in aid of the Guide Dogs and the Blind was well supported by both pupils and staff. This is the charity Cari Pritchard of Year 10 is raising money for as part of her ‘My Skills’ course. 5x60 jumped at the opportunity to arrange an exciting event!
The game, originally destined to have been played on the astro turf was forced indoors due to the beautiful Welsh weather. This also provided a larger crowd as well as a smaller playing surface for the older members of staff!
A very enjoyable and exciting game, with a high skill level was played out with the staff winning the game ten tries to seven. Every player involved took the game in good spirits and sportsmanship shown throughout.
There will undoubtedly be a rematch played some time in the future with a team of superb young rugby players keen to reverse the result in the next encounter.
In collaboration with NPTC Group, Ysgol Maesydderwen had the fortune to welcome Mr. Jamie Denyer from the organisation Connor's Helping Hand to run a confidence and performance based session with pupils in Year 9.
This was the first of three sessions to be held on a Monday morning during April.
Both the staff and the pupils involved would like to thank Mr. Denyer for his powerful message and the positive impact that his delivery had on the pupils involved; it was both inspirational and engaging.
Ysgol Maesydderwen would like to say a massive thank you to all the employees of Santander Swansea, for donating a fabulous football kit and accessories to the school. This new kit will be used along side the current 5x60 football kit.
The teams across the year groups are looking forward to playing in it.
A number of Year 9 pupils participated in a trip to Cyfarthfa Castle on Friday 13th March in Merthyr Tydfil in order to experience first hand the changes that were brought about in Merthyr as a consequence of the development of the iron industry.
All Year 9 pupils will be completing an extended writing assessment in the upcoming weeks on 'How and why Tydfil changed during the 18th and 19th centuries'.
During the day pupils were exposed to displays and artifacts from the time period, as well as a presentation and discussion led by a member of museum staff, to enhance their knowledge and understanding for this assessment.
Pupils also had the opportunity to explore an iron workers' cottage from the 1840s, previously occupied by famous Welsh musician and composer Joseph Parry.
The girls Netball Team at Ysgol Maesydderwen entered a local county tournament against other schools in Powys at Crickhowell High School.
The year 9 team consisting of Hannah Barron, Anya Welsh, Lowri Miles, Emma Redman, Tyler Sherratt, Darcy Lee Evans, Ellie Jenkins, Chloe Slocombe, Charlotte Swindley and Crystyn Dickson performed extremely well against bigger and more experienced schools and teams in the County. With fantastic determination and team work the team produced some wonderful netball skills which consisted of them winning 3 games, losing 3 and drawing one. This allowed them to finish in 3rd place from the 9 school entered. The girls and myself are very happy and proud of their achievements.
The year 7 and 8 team also played extremely well displaying some wonderful netball skills. The team consisting of Ethel Yoro, Olivia Davies, Catrin Davies, Ffion Morgan, Lorelle Bateman, Emily Jones, Holli Jones and Faith Marsh fought well against some great teams, matching their ability levels to produce 2 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw. This landed them at a respectful 8th place from 10 schools. Considering their lack of experience against these schools, what they produced was nothing short of brilliance.
As a school we are proud of those representing us in such a wonderful manner, and as a teacher of PE I am more than proud to have them in my sports teams.
On the 13th February 2015 Ysgol Maesydderwen sent three pupils up to Llandrindod Wells to complete their Silver Ambassador training.
Josh Price, Hannah Barron and Liam Close have been selected to promote Sports and Physical Activity within Ysgol Maesydderwen through the Young Ambassadors Scheme.
Ysgol Maesydderwen now has one Platinium, one Gold, four Silver and one Bronze Ambassador within the school.
The young ambassador movement aims to empower and inspire young people to become role models and leaders through sport, by developing their confidence and skills in order to increase physical participation in others.
ll Young Ambassadors, no matter what age or level have the same outcomes for their role:
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