Musical Instrument Amnesty

A message from Caerphilly Music Service – Do you have a musical instrument that you don’t use anymore? A violin gathering dust? A trumpet lying forgotten at the back of a cupboard? A flute hidden in the depths of the attic? Is your instrument in general good repair?

If so, you could get involved in Instruments for Kids and give a child from a local school the gift of music and your instrument a new lease of life!


From 20-24 November, Music Amnesty Week will be running across Wales. The Welsh Government and Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams want the people of Wales to dig out their used instruments and donate them to their local drop-off point. All donated instruments will be used within our local area.

If you think you might be able to help, your local drop-off point will be Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach. Alternatively, instruments can be brought to Rhydri School in order to be passed on.

Rhydri Book Day

Another well done to everyone for their contribution towards our successful Rhydri Book Day! A huge range of characters made their appearance amongst both the children and the staff. The author Daniel Morden also entertained the children with a storytelling sessions. Further details about his work can be found at Thank you again for the way in which you supported our children.

PTA Winter Fayre

Apologies for putting the wrong location for the Winter Fayre on the last newsletter. It will be taking place in the school not the Parish Hall on Monday 18th December at 3.30 p.m.

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Dates for your Diary


Friday 25th November Upper School trip to Techniquest
Wednesday 29th November Free ‘Orchestradventure’ Workshops in school provided by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Y5 and Silver Class.
Friday 8th December Foundation Phase Concert – 2 p.m. Rudry Parish Hall.
Tuesday 12th December Gold and Silver to Sherman Theatre to see ‘Wind in the Willows’.
Thursday 14th December Foundation Phase trip to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Blackwood Miners’ Institute.
Friday 15th December Gold and Silver Christmas Concert – 2 p.m. Rudry Parish Hall.
Monday 18th  December PTA Winter Fayre at Rhydri School – 3.30 p.m.