Mr Tim Harrison, MRSC, MRSSAf, Director of Outreach at the University of Bristol, visited the school on 31st January to give pupils information about gases in the air and how they react.
He did this via several exciting demonstrations. He showed us hydrogen exploding, which was really loud and he had liquid nitrogen which was cold enough to freeze your fingers off! He made oxygen by splitting up hydrogen peroxide – it made a huge amount of foam and he burned methanol in a water cooler bottle which made an enormous blue flame.
Please congratulate the boys on their win in the Quarter Final of the Cup. They beat Caldicot (who beat us in the final last year) 3-2. Goals were scored by Tyler Philips, Lewis Short, and Grant Tolley (playing up a year group).
Man of the Match was Liam Fletcher.
Congratulations to Clayton on gaining the Welsh Boxing Championship (50kgs) recently. Clayton bet Liam Richardson, from Dyffryn, North Wales, in 3 straight rounds at the recent Championship held in Swansea. Clayton unanimously won each round, with an overall score of 27/30. He will now go to the British Championships to gain entry to the Welsh Squad. Clayton trains 6 times a week and his hard work has paid off. Well done Clayton.
Lliswerry High School presents:- Oliver!
They will be singing of food, glorious food,, at the school this week, as more than 100 pupils put on a production of ‘Oliver!’ at the school on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th February.
South Wales Argus visited the school during the warm up acts for the school’s feeder primary schools and a full article can be read online at: South Wales Argus – Lliswerry pupils take to the stage in ‘Oliver!’
Tickets are still available and can be purchased from the school by visiting the France Office. Do not miss this memorable performance with Mr Grimes (Deputy Head Teacher) as Mr Bumbles, Mr Coughlin (Head of Key Stage 3) as the bad guy Bill Sykes.
Our new Sixth Form facilities have recently been opened with an official ceremony to commemorate the school’s £1 million redevelopment. The event was attended by staff and governors, along with students and their parents.
The refurbished Sixth Form Common Room is part of the school’s ongoing £1 million redevelopment. It has transformed the school with features that include separate study and social areas for students and office space for the Sixth Form team.
The study area has computer facilities and private study areas, while the social area has both comfortable seating and a cafeteria.
The opening was followed by the school’s annual awards ceremony which celebrated both academic and extra-curricular successes, led by Mr Jeff Ellaway, Director of Post 16 studies.
Students played a big part in the redevelopment work, choosing everything from the flooring to the furniture and even the colour schemes in the toilets, following consultations with architects and members of the senior leadership team.
Headteacher Mrs Alyson Mills said: “We know these beautifully refurbished facilities will enhance our sixth form provision and will be enjoyed by our students for many years to come.
It is exactly what they deserve and they have waited very patiently for these new facilities
“I would like to thank them for their patience and their contribution in making these rooms look so modern and exciting.
“If the first part of our redevelopment looks as good as this, we can’t wait to see what the rest will look like.
“The School is changing, and we would love you to come and see it for yourself when we celebrate both the opening of the next phase and also our 40th birthday in the spring.”
The next phase of redevelopment will include new performing arts facilities, including drama and dance studios with sprung flooring, and a recording studio.
The school will also have new music rooms, including the provision for a state-of-the-art “Jampod” together with remodelled and fully refurbished changing rooms for PE and performing arts, all scheduled to open in early 2014.
The school’s Christmas Concert was held on 4 December. All our feeder primary schools – Lliswerry Primary, Somerton Primary, Maindee Primary, St Andrew’s Infant and St Andrew’s Junior schools all took part. This was an enjoyable and fun evening for all the pupils involved. Rev Bland from Lliswerry Baptist Church officiated the event.
Well done to the Year 7 football team for their victory in the Second round of the Welsh cup scoring 16 goals in the process. The players involved were (pictured below):
Back row (l-r): Michael Powell, Lewis Hill, Hussain Kanth, Alex Rosier, Dylan Brown, Morgan Meakin, Owen Pitcher. Aston Dawe, Ryan Worthing
Front row (l-r): Elliott Fagan, Tarik Uddin, Callum Bate, Callum Jones, Matthew Campbell
Please congratulate the year 9 football team for their fourth round win against Llantarnam which means they progress to represent Gwent in the final stages of the Welsh schools Cup. They won the match 3-2 with goals from Jake Dymond, Tyler Phillips and Lewis Short.
The players involved were:
Nathan Florence, Elis Chapman, Dewi Lloyd-Perkins, Matthew Whiteman, Liam Fletcher, Harry Cullen, Brandon Crosdale, Ethan Proctor, Luke Verren, Adam Palmer, Jake Dymond, Lewis Short and Tyler Phillips.
The following fixtures have been played over the past two evenings involving four year groups with some good results:
Wednesday 16th October
Year 8 (Newport Schools Cup)
Lliswerry 1-1 Monmouth
Year 11 (Newport Schools Cup)
Lliswerry 3-2 Monmouth Goals from: Matthew Verren, Dylan Roberts, Morgan Pratt
Lliswerry 0-6 Monmouth
Thursday 17th October
Year 7 (Welsh Schools Cup)
Llantarnam 1 – 16 Lliswerry Goals from: Alex Rosier (4), Callum Jones (3), Tarik Uddin (3), Hussain Kanth (2), Lewis Hill (2), Morgan Meakin, Aston Dawe
Please congratulate the boys involved.