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Bishop’s Got Talent!
It was that time of year again, time to share in the incredible talent of our students. The big day, 22nd June, Bishop’s Got Talent 2016. We had many students with a variety of different talents audition this year from across the school and it was very difficult to narrow down our list of on and off stage performers. Once the list went out time flew and before we knew, it was show time. A flash of lights, a buzz and blast of music, a few flips and somersaults later and BGT was done. We thank the students for sharing their amazing talents and hard work with us, the audience, and those that helped to put on a smooth and highly entertaining evening!
On the penultimate day of the spring term, our school community celebrated a successful, exciting and most enjoyable Eisteddfod.
The Eisteddfod is the perfect opportunity for the school’s House system to fully and effectively operate and for our students to showcase their otherwise many hidden talents. It is wonderful to experience seeing and hearing students in different contexts enjoying using these talents. Eisteddfod day 2016 again saw some amazing performances from students across the 3 Key stages in music, oral presentations and dance. Ardderchog pawb!
This year’s winners were St Teilo.
On Friday 29th April, Mrs Griffiths and 10 students from Years 7 and 8 travelled to Stoke-on-Trent to compete in the British Schools’ Floor & Vault and Sports Acrobatics competition.
All students competed magnificently but the highlight of the weekend was a faultless routine from two of our Year 8 students, who came second in the British Schools finals. This is an amazing but well deserved achievement after hours spent in the school gym perfecting the routine.
When our individual scores were added to Team Wales’ overall marks in the under-14 age group, this resulted in Wales winning the regional trophy, which hasn’t been done for a number of years!
It is an amazing achievement for students from our school to win the Welsh competitions and compete at a British level. In fact, only three previous students have participated at this level.
Therefore, to have ten competing in six finals this year is truly outstanding.
Tune In, Tune In!
This September, The Bishop of Llandaff High School is launching its very own school radio station! BOL Radio will be broadcasting 24/7, via internet streaming, and you’ll be able to listen to it at bishopofllandaff.org. To keep up with everything that the team – made up almost entirely of Sixth Formers – is doing, follow us on Twitter. We’re @BOLHS_Radio. The Big BOL Radio Launch Show will be broadcasting live at bishopofllandaff.org on Monday 12th September, from 08:00 until 08:45. Don’t forget to tune in!
Bishop’s Own ‘Tate Modern’
Every year, the school’s Art Department organises an exhibition of students’ examination work. Laura, Annie and Eve, all of Year 12, have written this review:
After we visited this year’s Art Exhibition on the English concourse, we were inspired by the different topics and use of materials. It was Adam’s work that really stood out for us – it was based on the homeless and portrayed the dangers of living on the streets. This inspired us because it made us look at homelessness in a different light. Another student who interested us with their work was Menna. One of her pieces particularly moved us as it related to the Paris attack. She showed this through using broken plates, mannequin hands and roses. Overall, the exhibition showcased the wide range of materials and techniques available to make your ideas come to life at A Level. Everyone who saw it was full of praise for the standard of work. It’s been another successful show of talent for Bishop’s Art students and also a reflection of the hard work of Ms Lamont and her colleagues.