Pupils, Parents and Staff were treated to a musical feast, where 24 pupils performed at Treorchy Comprehensive Schools’ annual ‘Going Solo’ concert. Pupils from Year 7 up to Year 13 performed solo pieces from well-known Broadway musicals such as Wicked and Hamilton, to Disney classics such as The Wizard of Oz.
Every year the ‘Going Solo’ concert gets bigger and bigger and on this year’s evidence, the talent and the standard of performances are getting better and better.
This concert was the first in a number of events that are to be staged by the Performing Arts Department this year:
Monday 10th December - Christmas Concert
Tuesday 29th January – Instrumental Going Solo
19th, 20th, 21st February - Senior Production – The Wedding Singer
Tuesday 26th March - Transition Concert
25th, 26th, 27th June - Dance Back to Broadway
The Dance department has had a busy first half term of the new school year. They have welcomed visitors to the school, who have worked with pupils to develop their performance in a variety of dance styles.
Year 7 boys participated in a breakdancing workshop with Avant Cymru. After enjoying exhilarating demonstrations and being instructed in the skills and techniques involved in breakdancing, the department are hoping to be successful in receiving external funding. This would then mean being able to host a breakdancing club which will run on a weekly basis at Treorchy Comprehensive School.
Our senior dancers had a fantastic opportunity to work with Ballet Cymru on a 2 day residential project. The school senior dancers rehearsed alongside the professional dancers and choreographed a ballet piece based on the theme of friendship and support. The school performers then had the opportunity to perform it as a curtain raiser before the company’s performance of Cinderella in the Park and Dare Theatre.
Fifty girls from years 7-11 went to the House of Sport in Cardiff for an introductory rugby session with the Cardiff Blues. There were over 500 young girls from all over the region taking part and it was inspiring to see so many young girls involved in sport.
The aim of the day was to target girls who have never played rugby before to try and encourage them to get involved in girl’s rugby and to change the stereotype that ‘rugby is only for boys’. The day was made up of around 15 skill sessions where pupils were exposed to common skills involved in rugby which could be transferred from other sports. Stations included rugby tennis, fitness, hand eye co-ordination drills, obstacle courses and a game of touch rugby.
All the Treorchy pupils that attended were excellent and threw themselves into every skill session with great enthusiasm.
Treorchy Comprehensive School
Treorchy’s Autumn Term YEPS programme will run from Mon Sept 24th – Fri Dec 7th
For more information and to book on to activities contact:
YEO Martyn David on 07880044440 or CYOC Rhian Forsey on 07799132148.
Beauty - On School Site 3:25-4:55
Warhammer - On School Site 3:25-4:55
Mindfulness - On School Site 3:25-4:55
Zumba (start date T.B.C) - On School Site 3:25-4:55
Film Making - On School Site 3:25-4:55
Sugar Craft - On School Site 3:25-4:55
Guitar (Start date T.B.C) - On School Site 1:30-3:30
Football - On School Site 1:30-3:30
DJing - On School Site 1:30-3:30
There are no Holiday provisions currently available at this venue.
Check out the website:
The Brilliant Club – Scholars Programme
Treorchy Comprehensive School is very excited to announce that we are working with the Brilliant Club this year. During the autumn term, 12 of our Year 9 pupils are going to be taking part in The Scholars Programme, run by the Brilliant Club. This is a programme designed to support pupils to develop skills and knowledge to make ambitious and successful applications to universities, should that be what they decide to do. At the same time pupils will be developing great academic skills to support their school work day to day.
Last year, The Brilliant Club worked with over 12,000 pupils across the UK and in an independent evaluation of the programme’s impact, UCAS found taking part made it “significantly more likely” pupils would progress to a highly-selective university compared to a control group of pupils with matched characteristics.
Pupils enrolled on The Scholars Programme work with a PhD researcher on a university style module, based on the researcher’s world-leading expertise. The programme is pitched at the Key Stage above where pupils are currently studying and is designed to develop pupils’ written and verbal communication, critical thinking and metacognition, through exciting, supra-curricular content.
As well as studying with a PhD researcher, pupils will attend two leading universities to get a taste of University life and to launch and graduate from the programme. Our 12 pupils will be visiting the University of Bath on November 6th 2018.
Year 9 pupils taking on the programme this term are:
Tamzin Jones, Gruffydd Price, Isobel Davies, Emmie Greenfield, Mollie Banner, Amelia Law, Isobel Vaughan, Jesse Holt, Olivia Saye, Jasmine Taylor, Morgan Parsons, Liam Miles
For more information please contact Mrs K. Astley – MAT Co-ordinator or visit the website which has information for pupils and parents: https://thebrilliantclub.org/