The Maerdy Football team entered the Urdd Football tournament competing against teams from all across RCT. The boys played extremely well, reaching the semi finals and only conceded one goal in the whole tournament in a closely fought game against Treorchy. Well done to all who took part.
Digital Leader Training
Pupils from Year 4 and Year 5 took the opportunity to attend a Digital Leader workshop held at Darran Park Primary School, on Wednesday 10th February. The workshop helped the pupils gain more experience and develop already good ICT skills, which they can use and show to other pupils in their roles as Digital Leaders at Maerdy Community Primary School. The pupils were joined by other Digital Leaders from other schools where they shared ideas and made good links for future collaboration. Well done to all those involved!
On February 8th 12 pupils from Year 5 completed in an Athletics Festival at Abercynon Leisure Centre. Everyone performed superbly and were a credit to the school winning many gold awards in the process. A special mention goes to Kacey Davies who stepped into the team at the last minute on the morning of the event and did herself proud. See below for pictures and a video of the team winning a Gold award for first place in the sprint relay!
Well done to Cody Jenkins on completing the Cumbria Intervention and making fantastic progress. Da iawn Cody!
Treorchy Male Voice Choir
On Thursday 28th January we welcomed three members of Treorchy Male Voice Choir to the school for the annual Junior Musician of the Year competition. The quality of the singing, performing and piano playing was excellent and all three judges were impressed with the talent on show. All performers received certificates for their performances and five pupils were lucky enough to be chosen for the upcoming semi-finals. Congratulations to Ieuan Chambers and Gethin Chambers who qualified in instrumental category and Regan Davies, Hannah Thomas and Gracie Richards who qualified in the singing category.
CARDIFF CITY WELSH NATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
Maerdy Primary School entered the New Directions Cardiff City football tournament on January 7th at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. Competing against teams from all across South Wales Maerdy’s young side played superbly; qualifying from a tough group of eight teams by finishing in the top two – winning six out of seven games in the process. Ultimately the boys lost to two late goals in the final game against an excellent side from Canton, featuring several Cardiff City academy players which meant falling one step short of qualifying for the Welsh Finals. Well done to all the players on an excellent performance.
Football Tournament Results – November
The football team took part in the half termly Darran Park football tournament this week. In horrendous weather conditions the team performed really well and were once again undefeated winning 3 games and drawing 2. Goalkeeper Jac Parry was a standout performer and kept 5 consecutive clean sheets on the day.
Football Tournament Results – October
The football team took part in the first Darran Park football tournament of the year and continued on our excellent performances from last year winning 5 games, drawing 1 and conceding no goals in the process. Well done to Jack Harrison from Year 4 who played his first game for the team and did superbly.
Football and Rugby Trials
Well done to all the Junior Pupils who took part in our football and rugby trials this week. Everyone enjoyed themselves and competed to an excellent standard. The squads are as follows:
Jack Parry, Callum Pike, Sam Isaacs, Ryley Watkins, Corrie Mitchell, Kian Rossiter (c), Jayden Griffiths, Regan Gasper, Casey Hunt, Kody Rees, Kian Rees, Declan Comey, Jack Harrison, Lowri Davies, Sean, Leo Coombs, Jamie Rowlands, Rhys Harris