Welcome to the Autumn Winter Term newsletter!
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Our newsletters are an indication of the wealth of talent we have at Maesteg School and the positive attitude our learners have towards their education. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading through a selection of news from the last term as you relax over the festive period.
As always, we have been busy ensuring that our pupils are enjoying life outside of formal learning and our newsletter contains the wonderful examples of extra-curricular opportunities that thrive at Maesteg School thanks to our committed staff. From the production rehearsals of Shrek (tickets on sale soon) to our Christmas Celebration, our pupils continue to shine and make us proud.
As ever, our children could not achieve these outcomes without your support, so on behalf of our school community, ‘Thank you’ and have a restful winter break, safe and well with your families. Wishing you a very ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!’
The Criw Cymraeg have been working extremely hard to achieve the Bronze Award for Siarter Iaith. The Criw is made up of pupils from Year 7 to 11 who meet every Wednesday after school to discuss how they can promote Welsh across the school.
At the beginning of December, the Criw Cymraeg achieved the Bronze award in recognition for their hard work, organising events such as our Christmas Video, Shwmae Day, and posters for the whole school that encourage both staff and pupils to increase their use of incidental Welsh.
In 2024 the Criw Cymraeg will be working towards the Silver award by promoting Welsh within the community, so look out Maesteg town! Da iawn Criw Cymraeg and Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
You can enjoy the forementioned Christmas Video below, where Blwyddyn 8MHL treat us to a version of Nadolig i bawb (Merry Christmas Everyone) – enjoy!
Year 7: Social Action Now! Celebrating Diversity with First Give UK
This term, Year 7 pupils had the opportunity to win £1000 for a charity of their choice. Through researching and raising awareness for their chosen charity, First Give UK aim to empower our pupils to take action, collectively or individually to support causes they care about. The aim is to ignite a spark of social conscience, inspiring young people to make a positive difference to the lives of others.
After several incredible presentations from our pupils, 7HTR were victorious, receiving a cheque of £1000 for the charity Diverse Cymru. Further to this, Diverse Cymru sent representatives to our school, to meet 7HTR and to find out how pupils have been raising awareness within the school community. First Give UK and a panel of judges were extremely impressed with how pupils had used their creative and researching skills to celebrate their chosen charities and share important messages around belonging and diversity around Maesteg School.
Use the link below to check out some of 7HTR’s research, including a short video interview: