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The Bishop of Llandaff seek to improve their city, score a great success at a prestigious competition and even try their hand at gymnastics

Bishop of Llandaff students make their mark

Last term, the students of The Bishop of Llandaff High School, alongside other young people in Cardiff, took part in the Make Your Mark Ballot.

The campaign, intended to find young people’s priorities to improve their city, was massively successful with a total of 9,860 ballots submitted from schools and youth services across Cardiff. The top three priorities identified were: developing a curriculum to prepare young people for life, tackling racism and religious discrimination, and First Aid education for all young people.

David, a Bishop of Llandaff Sixth Form student, has been heavily involved in this project, and said:

“Since the results were announced, the Youth Council has been hard at work setting up work groups and projects with goals especially intended to tackle the top three priorities. These combined add up to almost half of young people’s priorities to improve the city. Cardiff Youth Council is keen on getting projects started to see some positive results – and we’re already underway!

“Our ‘Curriculum4Life’ group is well ahead of the curve after being voted a top priority for the third consecutive year. In past years, the group has conducted surveys to find relevant information and built the first draft of a website they’re continuing to develop this year.”

He added:

“Our group tasked with focusing on tackling race and religious discrimination has started finding their feet with a Cardiff-wide survey they plan on releasing very soon. Information gathered from this survey will help them find out how discrimination takes shape in the lives of young people, and will benefit them in finding the best way in eliminating discriminatory behaviour.

“And finally our ‘First Aid’ group has been gaining massive momentum by joining with the charities British Red Cross and St. John Ambulance to deliver first aid awareness courses to Sixth Form students across the city. Following a pilot project, the group will continue working with the charities to roll out the courses.”

Bishop Business students rise to the challenge

Bishop of Llandaff Business Studies students scored a significant success at the National Finals of the Real Business Challenge in February.

This competition is a very prestigious competition for Business students run by Coca-Cola, with over 4,000 students entering from Wales alone!

To get to this final stage of the competition, students had to develop a healthy sports drink that could be used to promote The Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB).

SOGB is a charitable organisation and is the largest provider of a year-round, all ability sports programme in Great Britain, supporting over 10,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.

In the final, students had to come up with an idea for a fund-raising activity and a radio advertisement to raise awareness of the Special Olympic Games which will be held in Sheffield this summer. The posters that they designed will be displayed on bus stops around Cardiff.

News In Brief

· Our Year 7 and 8 boys’ team came second in the whole of Wales in novice gymnastics – an amazing achievement considering none are in gymnastic clubs outside school.

· At the end of the Autumn Term, the Welsh Baccalaureate Christmas Fair raised over £1,400 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. A great achievement and a big thank you to all who supported the event.

· A group of budding Sixth Form engineers participated in the EESW University Workshop Day, supported by STEM Cymru, Welsh Water and the University of South Wales.

· The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association put on their first ‘Curry and Quiz’ Night – a great evening of entertainment.

· Our PE Department have been commended by Sport Cardiff West for their continued commitment to developing rugby in the school.