Art by staff of The Bridge

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*Many of our pupils are not comfortable with their photographs being taken and our gallery reflects this.

Seaside News, written by Ash ๐Ÿคฉ

Half termly praise and celebration assembly, gwaith da!

Our Christmas Fair raised ยฃ105 for school and ยฃ35 for MIND ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Small gifts from KS4 for young people at Llamau ๐ŸŽ„

Christmas Jumper Day and School Christmas lunch ๐Ÿ˜‹

Reward trip to Winter Wonderland snaps โ„๏ธ

Well done Rights Ambassadors Ash and Alisha, showing Julie (Hillside Secure Unit) around!

Celebrating Stars in our Schools support staff day ๐ŸŒŸ

Visit from the Children and Young Peoplesโ€™ Committee of the Senydd

Children in Need 2019 raised ยฃ75! wow!

Connecting Classrooms 2019: The Bridge visit to Creamstar Primary School, Uganda!

Rolled eggs and tomatoes - Ugandan street food โ€œRolexโ€ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Tasty snack for Gobaith!

Zero hunger in our community, well done Estyn.

KS3 Forest School using tools at Sony Environmental Centre ๐ŸŽƒ

โ€œSupporting your child with anxietyโ€œ workshop for parents today!

Primary Reading Cafe story board fun with parents and carers ๐Ÿ“š

Annual Beach Clean task with the MCS!

We raised ยฃ115 from our Macmillan Coffee Morning, wow!

KS3 Forest School - making nettle tea yum!

NEW! Spill free lidded cups for all staff to keep everyone safe.

Jeans for Genes Day raised ยฃ45 wow!

KS2 enjoying Samba drumming with Bridgend Music Service

KS3 and staff enjoying boxing skills with Empire Fighting Chance!

Taith and Gobaith classes visit Heronsbridge School to volunteer with their students.

KS3 working hard transforming the front flower bed!

Strawberry Tea Fundraiser for Bridgend Community Bereavement Support Group ๐Ÿ“

The first Bridge v. YBC football match - YBC won 2-5, well done โšฝ๏ธ

Y11 Leaversโ€™ Celebration - the right to learn and go to school (article 28).

Young Writers Poetry Anthology starring Lucas KS2 ๐Ÿคฉ #bethebestyoucanbe

KS3 and the right to good food and water - from our own beds!

Y10 GCSE Art exhibition at Cardiff Met Uniโ€™s โ€œCreative Exhibition 2019โ€.

KS3 hard at work on their ๐Ÿ hotel in Forest School ๐ŸŒณ

Visit to BLeaf a work based horticultural project for adults with learning difficulties

"When I looked after... "

A short story by DW Y11

I've come to really dislike walking the family dog.

He's a Staffy, so of course, that comes with all the stereotypes that come with this hyperactive breed. Firstly, he's...well, hyperactive; when visitors come to the house we have to keep our distance to stop him from hurting someone, with his big, stupid grin and dangerously long claws. Those things are so long I really can't count how many times he's made my arm or leg bleed with the stray, clumsily placed paw. He's a serious potential hazard not only to us but to himself too. He picks fights with dogs he really can't fight and too often comes home from a walk staring innocently at everyone, panicking about the fresh, bloody cuts along his snout.

I love dogs, but this source of relentless energy is sometimes a bit too much.

So, rewind to a couple of years ago, maybe. It's my turn to walk the dog, on a scorchingly hot summer day, after a mentally exhausting day at school and I just really wanted to go to bed. Living next to a field, it was easy work; I could keep him (read: the demon called the dog) under control until we got to the sea of grass and once we got there, I could release him into the unknown and just relax and let myself recuperate from the day.

Simple. Easy. Nothing to it. Until I recognised the faint humming of a tractor the moment I unclasped the lead from his collar.

I'd like to say that the rest was in slow motion and my heroic nature drove me to reach out to stop him from bombing down the field, yelling in despair as he slides just out of my grasp. Honestly, though? Who has the energy to do that on such a terrible day? Within a blink he was gone and yeah, I was panicking pretty badly. At this point, the sweat rolling down in bulbous beads along my forehead wasn't only from the twenty-something summer temperature, I was starting to go faint from thinking of all the ways my parents would scold me when I got home.

So, I tentatively called out to the near endless stretch of yellowed grass and wheat, wishfully thinking that he'd just come back to me, let me re-hook the chain to his collar and be on my way. No response. Other than the constant drone of the tractor hammering into my skull in the background. God, was I in trouble.

And so, with this nihilistic knowledge in my head, I began the trek through the expanse of about to be harvested crops, calling aimlessly every now and again. Occasionally I could see him poking his head up through growth that's about twice his size before he vanished again, leaving me with only the faintest idea of where he could have gone. I didn't know what I was doing and didn't have my phone on me to call someone for help (despite being able to see the house from where I stood). All I could do was panic, call and panic some more, before my breath practically stopped and my knees almost gave way to what I saw.

The absolute spoon, standing on the mound of dirt that separated this side of the field to the one that held the roaming tractor, staring at me with his wide, panting mouth, almost twisted in a taunting smile. Just then, all the panic was almost instantly replaced by anger.

I called his name, I whistled, I clicked my fingers - anything to get him to move. Treats, food, sit. Before I knew it, keywords that didn't even make sense were tumbling out of my mouth and I didn't even feel the tears that were dripping down my cheeks. And all the while, he just stared at me. Smiling.

With one last stretch, I called his name again. My chest swelled, my eyes twitched and I let out a bellowing shout that echoed amongst the surrounding trees. I felt almost proud of myself. Almost. Until I realised the only triggered him to bound further towards the tractor ahead...




KS2 Forest School raft building!

World Book Day celebrations for everyone!

Meet Sir Jeffrey, our new school pet :)

The KS3 memorable experience for the topic of "pits and ponies" was Rhondda Heritage Park.

Reward trip to Cardiffโ€™s Winter Wonderland #goodtimes

Decorating our tree at B-Leaf Bryngarw Park - treetastic- Including some of our most important rights! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ„

Our visit to "we the curious" in Bristol for our "bloodheart" topic - respiration, combustion, circulation!

Stars in our Schools celebration

Anti-Bullying week activities montage!

Forest School fun!

KS2 finding geographical features in the atlas and programming the bot to mark them on the map!

Planting our Cherry Tree in celebration of Sony Pencoed's 25th birthday!

Cultural visit to the Royal Mint, Llantrisant

Spooky cake making! KS2 reward, blasus!

Outdoor Education at Forest School Sony Pencoed with KS3

KS2 have been busy this week!

Y11 Art work, towards the GCSE Portfolio requirement

The world's biggest coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer research - we raised over ยฃ70!

Pink Bay beach clean up with the Marine Conservation Society, we collected over 4kg of mainly plastic rubbish! #ethicalandinformedcitizens

KS3 making delicious savoury folds mmm...

Autumn is here! KS3 enjoying picking apples and making willow and slate bows and arrows at Forest School.

Good times on our end of term reward trip to Oakwood Park!

July Forest School Fun!

There's always weeding to be done!

An electrifying quiz designed and built by Cavan KS2, it lights up when you get the question right...

Seaside News July edition - photo by Georgia Y10

Y11 Leavers Celebration photo montage!

KS3 Forest Schools at Sony Environmental Centre

How much have these grown!

Champions Smoothie making!

KS2 Forest School fun

Rights Respecting Silver Award!

Our new KS2 play equipment is finally in!

Gardening with Mrs Morris