On Thursday 22nd June Y Pant opened its doors to the local community and hosted an Exhibition and Showcase of the creative work undertaken by its pupils. The evening was the brainchild of music teacher Marvin Thomas who said…
Central to the evening were the live performances. These included vocal soloists, DJ’s, rock bands, a ukulele group and performances from the cast of “Oliver!”, our school show which takes place on 10th and 11th July. The musical numbers took place all over the school including the canteen and the open courtyard which created a lovely atmosphere for the 200 or so visitors. In addition to these A-level Drama students performed short extracts from their exam pieces and A-level Media students revealed their exam show reels in the lecture theatre.
Whilst not being entertained, visitors enjoyed browsing the excellent Art exhibition in the covered courtyard, seeing cookery demonstrations, reading stories and poems, visiting the Learning Resource Centre and listening to pupils discuss their experience at the Hay Festival. Welsh Baccalaureate students presented their standpoints on global issues and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group talked about their experiences and sold raffle tickets to help fund their expeditions.
The raffle prizes were donated by local companies and members of staff – we’re very grateful for all donations. The raffle raised £196! The prizes were won by:
|Prize||Kindly Donated By||Winner|
|Two tickets to a Cardiff City FC home game||Cardiff City FC||Mrs Cranstone|
|Two tickets to any Cardiff Blues home game||Cardiff Blues||Ceri Matthew|
|Two day passes to Miskin Manor Spa||Miskin Manor Spa||Mrs Berry|
|Two day passes to Miskin Manor Spa||Miskin Manor Spa||Mrs Nowell-Hughes|
|Family ticket to the school production of Oliver!||Y Pant School||Mr and Mrs Gate|
|Family ticket to the school production of Oliver!||Y Pant School||Liz Hammacott|
|House of Commons bottle of wine||Chris Elmore MP||Mrs Kelly|
|1.5l bottle of red wine||Mrs Gold|
|Free MOT at Maynard’s Motor Services||Maynard’s Motor Services||Mr Wildy|
|Rice Bowls||Sarah Harris|
|Cat scratcher||Gruff Thomas|
|Bath and Shower oils||Sian Hopkins|
|Car valet set||Halfords, Llantrisant||Mr Abdo|
|Decorative plate||Butcher’s Arms Gallery||Rachel Hammacott|
|Necklace||Butcher’s Arms Gallery||Amanda Jenkins|
|Two glasses||Butcher’s Arms Gallery||Mrs Rose|
|Sterling Silver Necklace||Mrs Parker|
|Lavender Plant||The Flower Pot||Mrs Thomas|
|Treaclemoon Bath Set||Lia Nadimi|
|Enchanted Grace Bath and Perfume Set||Grace Powell|
The DT department showcased some of the excellent projects students have undertaken this year and drew crowds with their 3D printing demonstration. Y Pant scientists discussed the design of the experiment for the NASA Mission Discovery competition and displayed their winning entry for the Royal Horticultural Society garden design competition and took visitors up to the rooftop classroom.
For many in the local community, this was an excellent opportunity to see our new £24 million building which the school moved into in January and which provided the perfect backdrop for such a creative evening.
Thanks very much to all the staff and pupils who worked hard all evening, and to everyone who came to visit.