Posted: Mon 7th Mar 2016

Success after success for Trinant Primary School /
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 7th, 2016

Trinant Primary School are celebrating after their success at the Enterprise Troopers awards, as well as taking part in a new initiative which encourages year 6 pupils to swim more regularly. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A team of year 6 pupils from Trinant Primary School triumphed at the Enterprise Troopers regional finals and now go through to the national finals on Tuesday 22nd March. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The school selected a year 6 project to be entered into the competition. Pupils Jasmine Morgan, Jimmy James and Aimee-May Critchley represented the year group, presenting their Christmas plaque project to the Enterprise Troopers judges. The skill and knowledge of the pupils, as well as the quality of the product presented impressed the judges enough to qualify the team for the Enterprise Troopers regional finals in Brecon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Year 6 as a whole were also awarded the Business Engagement Award for their fantastic efforts. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Each pupil in the school from reception to year 6 was given the opportunity to develop a product that they felt their parents and the community would like to purchase, which was linked to a topic in their class work. Each team meticulously planned, designed and costed their materials before deciding upon a selling price for their product. Pupils then organised and advertised a special event during which they sold their products, which was very well supported. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mrs Sian James, Head Teacher at Trinant Primary School said: “The project supported the schools aim to develop confident young people with entrepreneurial skills and attitudes. The children not only had a lot of fun during the project, but also developed their literacy and numeracy skills, as well as team building”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Rhianon Passmore, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said: “Enterprise Troopers provides pupils with an excellent opportunity to increase awareness, understanding and aspirations for entrepreneurship. Congratulations to the school for their excellent presentation during the awards and the very best of luck at the national finals on 22nd March”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Trinant Primary School also took part in a half term swimming initiative which aims to encourage year 6 pupils to swim more regularly. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The pilot project was launched to provide pupils at Trinant Primary with additional swimming lessons to assist in the development in this vital skill, which is all the more important due to the school’s close proximity to Pen Y Fan Pond. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As a result of this, year 6 pupils within the school have progressed with their swimming education. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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