The News Zone

All the latest from around the school...

In this section we bring you a round-up of all the latest goings-on in and around Gilwern. Click on any image to see it full-size.

September 2015

Superhero Day

Superhero Day.

Superhero fever swept through the school this week welcoming a huge collection of superheroes from across the globe!! Pupils and staff dressed up as powerful superheroes and showcased their superpowers of invisibility, strength, speed and much more. 

The day was a celebration of the wonderful Superheroes we have in the community, welcoming   Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Mountaineer Rescue Teams and Doctors in to the school.  They were just a few of the guests who worked with the children to explain their inspirational roles and responsibilities. 

Throughout the day all pupils took part in a wide range of Superhero-themed activities; such as painting, poetry, craft and cookery to which each class shared their experiences with the rest of the school in a Sharing Assembly.  We hope we have inspired the generation of tomorrow to become real life Superheroes one day within their chosen careers.

Summer Club 2015

This year, Hopscotch Summer Club celebrated its fifth birthday. It ran for the middle four weeks of the Summer break and was packed with fun filled and educational activities for the children to enjoy. The children enjoyed daily cooking activities including pizza making and cake baking. There were also daily craft activities to entertain, including t- shirt printing, photoframe and mug designing. When the sun was out the children loved the water activities, such as cooling down in the paddling pool and squirting each other with water pistols. On certain themed days the children were able to enjoy some beauty treats such as a hairdresing salon and nail painting. On her birthday, Miss Pugh held a slumber party where the children came dressed in their pyjamas and had their faces painted. The very last day of Summer Club the children enjoyed a hawaiian party with games and fruit kebabs that the children had made.