Ysgol Glan-y-Mor

Ysgol Bryngwyn School Ysgol Bryngwyn School

Exciting start to secondary school for three Year 7 pupils

On Thursday, just four days into life at secondary school three of our Year 7 pupils became TV stars for the day. As part of a visit to the British Science Festival hosted by Swansea University, which 50 Year 7 and Year 8 pupils took part in, Laura, Holly and Chloe were the focus of a film for BBC’s Newsround programme. The girls along with around 100 other pupils had been involved in a STEM project last term called TeenTech City of Tomorrow where they produced models for their ideas for the buildings of the future. As part of British Science Festival; SPECIFIC a research and development company attached to Swansea University are building the Active Classroom at the new Bay Campus. The building showcases a range of sustainable technology which classrooms of the future could hold and our pupils were invited not only to visit but also contribute by collecting and planting seeds for the Living Wall of the classroom. The BBC film crew interviewed the three girls, first about their ideas for futuristic buildings and then followed the girls as they given a tour of the building and contributed to the Living Wall, by planting seeds collected whilst working with the university’s Biodiversity Officer.  “It was quite scary to start with, I didn’t know what to expect, but I really enjoyed” said Holly Austin age 11

The pupils are eagerly waiting to hear when the film made on the day will be broadcast. You can watch the pupils being interviewed on the school’s Twitter page @glanymorStem.