28 Jan 2022
On Friday 28th January, two of our incredibly talented Year 5 gymnasts represented Penygarn Community Primary School at the South East Wales Schools Gymnastics Tumble & Vault Championships, which was held in Kestrel Gymnastics Club, Chepstow. Both pupils competed in the Under 11’s age category. They had to perform three different tumble runs on the floor and two different vaults over the box. They both performed their tumbles and vaults beautifully, not only doing themselves proud but the school incredibly proud too. One of our gymnasts scored so highly on her tumble and vault performances that she placed first overall, earning herself the title of ‘South East Wales Schools Tumble & Vault Champion’ of the entire under 11’s section of the competition! She will now go on to represent both Penygarn Community Primary School and the South East Area at the Welsh Finals, which will be held in March at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff! We are wishing her lots of luck and can’t wait to hear all about it! It is lovely to see competitions taking place again and we are looking forward to what the rest of the school year brings for our pupils and their sporting activities.
19 Jan 2021
We have once again been awarded our Platinum Level for the Eco Schools Award! They were very impressed with what we are doing, especially the distance learning activities and surveys we’ve sent out, development of the school grounds, Eco Schools outdoors and in the classes, engagement across the school with staff and children, and, within the community through our social media, website and home learning. We passed with flying colours!
03 Dec 2019
On Tues 3rd Dec, Miss Otterstead and Miss Williams took 10 Y5 and 10 Y6 children to participate in the Torfaen Junior Cross Country Championships in Ponty pool Park. The children were an absolute credit to the school. Their behaviour was outstanding and their positive attitudes and good sportsmanship towards others was nothing short of superb. The children ran their hearts out and all completed the challenging route! We now await the final results which should be with us by next week! Congratulations and well done to you all!
14 Oct 2019
Huge congratulations to our own lovely Lily who entered her 1st big competition, the Quatro Cup Level 7 age 7 in Wiltshire on the weekend. She had gold on floor, silver on beam and came overall 8th with scoring being so close. Well done!!
24 May 2019
Congratulations to our little gymnast Lily in Year 2 who recently entered a gymnastics competition in Chepstow. She came away with Age 7 champion, 1st Overall, 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal and i bronze medal ..... way to go Lily!!
13 May 2019
Congratulations to Lily-Rose, who recently gained a place within the Welsh Gymnastics Development Squad after a trial in Cardiff. Lily-Rose is a dedicated member of Torfaen Academy of Gymnastics and has been working exceptionally hard to gain this place. She will now train once a month in Cardiff as well as her regular training at Torfaen Academy. If you click on the heading of this article, you can see a copy of piece reported in the South Wales Argus.
01 May 2019
We recently had a visit from the Welsh Government’s Minister for Education Kirsty Williams AM, who officially opened our refurbished and extended School. The school choir sang for the Minister and she spent lots of time speaking to pupils who were all absolutely brilliant throughout her tour. The £4m project has transformed classrooms and the overall condition of our school and resulted in community facilities being relocated into the extended Flying Start building on the school site. Some of the work here at Penygarn included: Reconfiguration, refurbishment and extension of Junior block including new classrooms, kitchen, hall, courtyard, toilets, library/IT, medical room, meeting room, community space, admin office, forest school room. New LED interactive teaching screens throughout the school. New Community facilities in an extended Flying Start building. New insulation, heating and security systems. New flexible teaching spaces
12 Apr 2019
As part of our Eco Schools Programme, we have created an action plan. We want to reduce litter and waste at Penygarn and encourage wildlife by planting flowers, building homes for animals and making bird feeders. We meet each week to discuss ideas, check our progress and take part in different eco activities. We’ve enjoyed planting vegetables in our garden and are looking forward to trying some in the summer. We’ve also helped to organise our first Penygarn Spring Clean litter pick in the community. We would like everyone to help us to keep Penygarn tidy by not dropping litter and by putting it in the nearest bin. Recently, we were awarded our Platinum flag renewal. The assessor was very impressed with our ideas and enthusiasm. Keep posted for more Eco news next term!
12 Mar 2019
We had a fabulous day at the Torfaen Primary School Dance Competition this week. Our children all enjoyed the workshops organised and joined in with Hip Hop, contemporary dance and ballet. Most of our children hadn't tried contemporary or ballet previously so it was a great experience for them to try new styles. In facet, some of them enjoyed the contemporary dance more than their usual dance style of Hip Hop. Our solo performer, Dylan, wowed the judges and came second in the solo dance performance making us all exceptionally proud. All the children really enjoyed watching other dancers from different schools, and the different range of dance styles being performed. Well done to all who took part and a big thank you to Torfaen Sport's Development for the invitation. We are looking forward to our next dance performance in May!
20 Feb 2019
A HUGE thumbs up for our choir who sang superbly last night at the performance at Crownbridge School along with a BIG thank you to Mrs Cox, Mrs Cotterell and Mrs Middle for all their wonderful work with our school choir! Making us proud yet again!