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You Shoot trip to St. Fagans

The re-scheduled Learn Smart trip to St. Fagans will be run on Tuesday 15th of February 2011. All of Year 8 pupils are encouraged to attend the trip which will complement the Learn Smart projects on ‘A Sense of Place’ and the Comenius media project on ‘Community’.

Pupils will attend their first lesson as normal but will need to leave early to depart from school at 9.30am. They will arrive and start their activities at St. Fagans from 10.00am- 12.30pm. Pupils will leave St. Fagans at 12.40am with the aim to arriving back in school at lunch time (1.10pm). Normal lessons will resume at period 5.

Pupils will be expected to wear school uniform and bring a small amount of money to pay for refreshments. Pupils should wear appropriate coats and other outer garments as most of the activities will be outdoors. Pupils will also have permission to use their phones/ cameras to photograph activities during the visit.

Most students have returned the completed consent form, EV8 form and the £2 cost of the trip (the cost covers the transport for the day). Please ensure forms and money are handed into Learn Smart teachers as soon as possible to ensure a place on the trip has been secured.

Mrs S Nowell-Hughes (Head of Learn Smart)

Skiing 2011 – Brochure & Slideshow

The brochure for the 2011 ski trip is now available here as a download.  This contains important information for parents and students about the trip.

Remember there is a Parents’ Evening for the ski trip on 9th November at 7pm.

Click to download the Ski Trip brochure for 2011

In order to prepare students properly, we have also created this guide as a slideshow to make sure you have a brilliant holiday by being as ready as you can be!  This slideshow is a Microsoft PowerPoint file.  If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint installed you can download a free PowerPoint viewer here.

Click to view the slideshow

Click here to download a printable PDF versionWarning this is 48 pages!


Travel & Tourism students are tourists for the day

Ten year 12 pupils visited Cardiff on Friday 8th October to aid with the completion of their coursework portfolio. The students spent the morning researching tourist attractions in the city centre, including Cardiff Castle, the New Theatre and the National Museum of Wales.

Transport to Cardiff Bay for the afternoon session was in the form of a double decker tourist bus, to allow pupils to visit some of the attractions in the Bay including the National Assembly building and the Welsh Millennium Centre. Pupils completed the day with a boat trip on the tranquil waters around the barrage!

RE Trip to New York 2009

The RE department take a group of around 30 year 11 pupils to New York most years. They study the cultural diversity of this fascinating city and take in trips to Ground Zero, Ellis Island and the central synagogue.

New York“In February of this year Y Pant School again took to the skies and landed in the Big Apple. It was another action packed,  multi cultural tour of a fantastic city. We landed in New Jersey after a long and tiring journey but all exited and filled with anticipation for the coming adventure.

New YorkOur guide Tim met us at the airport and accompanied us on our tour of the sites and sounds of New York city. Our visit encompassed all aspects of a city which is bursting with culture and diversity. We took in many  sites of religious and cultural  importance from St Paul’s Cathedral to the fireman’s church near to the site of Ground Zero. Again I think the visit to ground zero was a compelling and emotional experience for all involved. We all were moved by the  scale of the tragedy this is a living tribute to. The church which holds the letters and pictures commemorating the losses experienced during the 9/11 tragedy is very moving and humbling. Again  it was very much appreciated by all of us as we wandered silently through the displays. Over the course of the week we took in tourist sites such as Liberty Island, Ellis Island, China Town, the Empire state Building, the UN buildings  and Central Park.

New YorkNew YorkWe covered as much of the city as possible and made the most of our short stay. A new element to the tour this year was a trip to the Jewish Holocaust Museum.

New York

This was a moving and eye opening experience. For many of us it was also quite life changing. The Museum is an incredibly well organised,  visual tribute to another world disaster which should never be forgotten. We were taken around the displays by real Holocaust survivors whose stories were incredible. This  gave the pupils a very human  insight into the emotional and historical background of the persecution of the Jewish race and extreme Anti Semitic behaviour displayed through the events of the World War. This trip was both emotionally and physically tiring. It is also however a trip which inspires great memories which were made and shared through an array of experiences. I think all horizons were broadened and all would love to return to  New York. This is a city which invokes a real appreciation of the  social and cultural diversity  our world  has on offer.”
Mrs S Burnell
New York

New York
Mr Thomas finally realises where he is

Art Notices

V&A Museum Trip

Year 10 trip to the Victoria & Albert Museum on Tuesday 28th September.

The coach will leave from school at 7am and return at 7pm.

Oxford Pitt Rivers Museum Trip

This year 11 trip is on Thursday 7th October – 7am to 7pm.  There are still places available for those who haven’t paid yet!  See your Art teacher.

KS4 Art Clubs

Key Stage 4 Art Clubs are now open after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Open Art Clubs

Art clubs for all year groups are now open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.

Paris Trip 2010

Mon séjour à Paris

(for those of you less than fluent in French – please see Zoe Morgan’s article at the bottom of the page!)

Le 27 janvier, je suis allé à Paris. Je suis allé avec mon école. On a pris l’autocar et on a voyagé et l’Eurotunnel. On est resté dans un Hôtel ( le Holiday Inn) à Roissy près de l’aéroport de Charles de Gaulle. L’hôtel était tr ès confortable, mais notre professeur Mme Davies s’inquiétait parce qu’ il y avait un mini bar dans la chambre !

Pendant la visite nous sommes allés à Disneyland et on est montés Space Mountain cinq fois avec mes amis, c’était super parc que c’était vraiment vite.

J’ai déjeuné à Videopolis avec Martha et nous avons vu un film fantastique. Après nous nous sommes retrouvés avec le groupe et on est allés à Paris pour passer le soir. On a mangé dans un self près de l’Arc de Triomphe au nom de Monte Carlo. Ensuit on a fait un petit tour de Paris et on a vu le Ritz et aussi le Pont d’Alma où La Princesse Diana est morte. On a pris les Bateaux Mouches sur la seine, malheureusement il faisait très froid mais il ne pleuvait pas.

Le vendredi, on a visité La Tour Eiffel – c’était très grande ! On est montés au deuxième étage parce que le troisième étage était fermé à cause des travaux.

Ensuite j’ai visité le musée d’Orsay et j’ai vu des tableaux de Renoir, de Van Gogh et de Monet, c’était très impressionnant parce que j’adore le dessin.

Après avoir déjeuné à McDonalds, on a visité Le Louvre, on a fait le Tour de Da Vinci Code et j’ai vu la Joconde, j’ai perdu la professeur et elle n’ était pas de tout contente !

Le soir on a dîné dans un restaurant célèbre au nom de Chartiers, j’ai mangé du poulet et des frites, comme dessert j’ai pris un sorbet de poire et j’ai bu du Pepsi.

Le dernier jour on a visité Versailles, j’ai vu le marché couvert et aussi le palais bien sûr! On est rentrés encore en car et en Eurotunnel, c’était très confortable mais malheureusement Hannah a vomi et Carmen a perdu son passeport. Finalement on est arrivés au collège à 22h30 on s’est bien amusés mais complètement fatigués.

Mon séjour à Paris était génial je voudrais y retourner l’année prochaine.

French Trip January 2010 (by Zoe Morgan)

Recently Y Pant’s French department went on a visit to Paris the city of love. We left school on January 27 th and returned on the 30 th. We left school at the early hour of six in the morning, it was difficult to even get many of us to answer with one word for the register at that time in the morning but we soon and left and made the journey to Paris, to keep away the inevitable boredom Madame Davies and Madame Rose had come up with fun including the well loved ‘Lotto!’ and educational French quizzes, all the points were counted each day and at the end of the trip the win team were awarded with a special prize. We travelled on the Euro tunnel which thankfully didn’t break down and arrived at Paris about 6pm. We had a quick tour of the main sites in Paris and then had a delicious meal at the beautiful Monte Carlo restaurant, a two minute walk from the iconic Arc de Triumphe. After more sites and a full evening we arrived at the hotel at 10pm, where we all unpacked and said goodnight for the day.

On Thursday we woke early and ate a lovely classic style French breakfast with croissants and pain au chocolat. We travelled to Disneyland, we threw ourselves into the true spirit of Disney, lots of junk food and tons of fast rides what a perfect mix NOT! With some of Europe’s fastest roller coasters situated all in one theme park there were plenty of thrills and spills, Space Mountain, Indiana Jones, Thunder Mountain and many more. After a fun filled day we left Disney and travelled back to the splendid Monte Carlo restaurant. For a relaxing and interesting end to the day we went on peaceful cruise on the River Seine which flows straight through the centre of Paris. We sat and enjoyed the beautiful architecture of the Parisian buildings while listening to all the facts and the gentle lapping of the water against the edge of the boat.

On Friday again another early morning to fit in all the exciting tours, we visited Eiffel Tower and went to level 2 which was high enough, the wind was rocking the tower which came as an unwelcome shock to many of us. From there we travelled to the Lovre and stood by the famous Da Vinci Pyramid, we saw the famous Mona Lisa and several other well known classics. From here we travelled to the Arc de Truimphe again but this time we made the trek up the 960 steps. The views were spectacular, we could see for miles around in all directions. We made a quick visit to the Notre Dame where we witnessed a service and listened to the choir singing a beautiful hymn. The towers looked so striking in the moonlight. We then ate at the delicious Chartiers, where the waiters all dress like Manuel. We then travelled past the Moulin Rouge to the breath taking Montmartre and had a group photo in front of the famous steps. After a crazy day of climbing steps and taking pictures of all the well known landmarks we headed back to the hotel for some well earned rest or not in some cases.

On our last day in the striking Paris took us to the street market in Versailles, where we were set a challenge to buy the tackiest present possible with 5 Euros, year 11 won in style with a cocktail stick holder. We then visited the giant and magnificent palace of Versailles, the gold gates and ceilings covered in paintings were truly beautiful, and we saw the bedrooms of Mary Antoinette and King George. We again had photos outside the palace and then headed home. We played more fun games and eventually after a final win to throw them into the lead year 9 won the overall prise which was a singing teddy bear picked by the quiz masters. We arrived home at 11.30pm after a thoroughly enjoyable trip which was fun for all years and the teachers. Thanks to everyone who made the trip so enjoyable for all.