On Friday, March 9th, over 20 professionals from various occupational backgrounds ventured to Bro Hyddgen from around the country to ask our year 13 some challenging questions as part of their mock interviews. Before stepping out to the ‘real world’ we like to think that our students leave the sixth form with successful qualifications and also valuable skills, including interview skills. Many...
On the 9th of February 2018, I attended a Geography fieldwork trip to Iceland. I enjoyed the plane journey there and back and I also enjoyed seeing all of the views within Thingvellir National Park. I learnt that there was a lot of burger restaurants and that their currency is Kroner – day to day life was in many ways similar to ours, but we also experienced the worst snowstorm Iceland has seen...
A very successful Science and Physical Education transition day was held this half term. Year 6 had the opportunity to complete Science experiments in the secondary campus laboratories. The day was very successful as Year 6 students continued to get to know the school, the teachers and make new friends . There will be another opportunity to visit the secondary campus in the new year.
This year myself and Ffion Haf Davies were appointed the Urdd ambassadors for our school. Our role is to ensure the school enrols fully with the opportunities available from the Urdd and take part in as many activities as possible through the medium of Welsh. So far we have been volunteering with the senior Urdd group for years 7-9 by holding arts, crafts and cooking. After attending a County...
This term Year 7 have been working on a Growth Mindset project. During the project, the pupils have learnt the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset and also how they can develop growth mindset. Year 7 will be inviting parents in to see their work on the 15th of January 2018.    
  As a school we are very proud to be able to welcome so many students to Year 12 this year. Many students form year 11 decided to continue with their education here at Bro Hyddgen with many joining us from nearby schools. 52 students have started in the lower sixth form this September with 17 of those from either Ysgol Bro Idris, Ysgol Tywyn, Ysgol Penglais or Ysgol Ardudwy, Harlech.  The...
School Council News During the past term, we as a School Council, have been discussing what makes a good lesson. It was decided that the Head Pupils would continue with this work to create a definite structure of what the elements are needed to achieve a good lesson. The Council also decided that it would be nice to hold an activity for Dementia Friends, the school's charity last year, to...
  During  activities week, 8 groups from Year 10 were very busy working on a product to promote Machynlleth as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate work.  A sale was held on Thursday afternoon and £301.38 was raised for the school mini bus fund. Having  listened to presentations from: Trouble Makers, Fflamiau, Cael o i Fewn, Mini Mach Fest, The 4 Musketeers, Machynlleth Legends, MIAMI ...
Activities week Years 8 and 9 2017! Throughout the last week, we’ve been doing a number of different activities with pupils in years 8 and 9.The rain on Monday didn’t dampen the spirits of pupils, and I’d like to thank them for being so enthusiastic throughout the week! On Monday pupils were given experiences in; surfing, photography (winners to be announced in the last week!), mountain...
It is always enjoyable to reflect on time spent at Bro Hyddgen and recently we bid farewell to many students who are leaving us this summer. Many Year 13 students are venturing onwards to study at higher education universities across the UK and many year 11 students are returning to the sixth form. We wish all our students every success for the future in what ever endeavour you follow.     ...
Ysgol Bro Hyddgen’s sports day is always something that every pupil will remember forever. We had a action packed day with Llywelyn (winner of 2016), Glyndwr and Dewi fighting once again for the shield. We had a very good start with dry and warm weather for the majority of the day. There were  brilliant performances once again on the field and the track. It is always enjoyable to break a new...
As well as successfully competing at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, many of our musical pupils have been busy performing in various concerts. The pictures show some of our singers and instrumentalists performing in a range of musical genres - from rock to classical to traditional.  Performances include: a concert at the Tabernacl, senior pupils' concert at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen and performances at St...
Going to Glan Llyn has allowed me to participate in sporting activities that I would not have participate d in if it was not for the experience. The experience has allowed me to overcome my fear of heights by participating in activities such as high ropes and rock climbing in Caernarfon's rock climbing centre. I have discovered new hobbies which include paddle boarding and mountain climbing....
Aeth y criw Awyr Agored BTEC am antur i Lanllyn yn ddiweddar i gwblhau rhan o ’n cwrs BTEC. Roeddwn yn gwybod fod y tro yma yn wahanol oherwydd bod y gweithgareddau ar y tir er mwyn i ni gael hwyl a chwblhau amrywiaeth o weithgareddau. Y peth anoddacfo’r daith yma i Lanllyn oedd trio mynd ar hyd y cwrs Rhaffau uchaf gyda fy nghoesau yn ysgwyd cyn mynd ’mlaen. Ar ôl y profiad ofnus hwn,...
  Ymateb Cadeirydd y Llywodraethwyr i erthygl diweddar yn y Cambrian News: / The Chair of Governor’s response to the recent Cambrian News article:  
Annwyl Ddisgybl / Dear Pupil, Wrth i gyfnod tyngedfennol yn eich bywyd academaidd gychwyn, dymunwn yn dda iawn i chi yn eich arholiadau TGAU gan obeithio’n fawr y bydd yr holl waith caled yn talu ar ei ganfed ac y bydd ffrwyth llafur y gwaith caled hwnnw’n dwyn ffrwyth pan ddaw diwrnod y canlyniadau ym mis Awst.  Wrth i chi fynd ati i gadarnhau eich opsiynau at y dyfodol, dymunwn dynnu eich...
Ysgol Bro Hyddgen is a member of the Welsh All Age Schools Forum.  This is a group of all-age schools who are working together to share ideas and systems to ensure the success of 3-16/18 schools so our pupils have access to the best education possible.The Welsh All Age Schools Forum is working closely with Welsh Government, and recently 5 schools within the forum had the opportunity to send...
This term we, as a council, have been working towards getting trained by the charity “Dementia Friends”. The training will include information on how people suffer from dementia but also how to speak and behave with someone who suffers from dementia. We believe this is important because it gives extra skills to each pupil in the school. We will ensure that every pupil in the school council...
I became a language ambassador on the 2nd of February this year, after attending the Language Ambassador training course at Swansea University. The fact that I have been chosen makes me feel proud and excited to try and encourage the learning of languages in our school.I believe that learning languages is a skill too often made light of in today’s society, by both children and adults alike. In...
On Thursday the 30th of March a group came from Aberystwyth University to run a 'Spectroscopy in a suitcase' workshop for pupils studying AS Chemistry and Physics and those studying Chemistry A level.  The workshop allowed the pupils to actually use the spectroscopy equipment that they study.